About the Classes
Suitable for everyone, these meditation classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. These classes focus on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.
Each class includes guided meditation, a practical teaching, and an opportunity to ask questions. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.
Upcoming Class Schedule & Topics
The wisdom realizing emptiness releases the mind from the root cause of all our suffering and problems. When we have understood emptiness correctly, this understanding will bring us great mental peace, freedom and flexibility. In this series of classes we will learn how to develop this special wisdom according to the instructions in the book Universal Compassion.
Mar 15 – The truth about our body: Meditating on the emptiness of phenomena
Mar 22 – The truth about our mind: Meditating on the emptiness of the mind
Mar 29 – The truth about our self: Meditating on the emptiness of the I
Apr 5 – Using our wisdom to stay peaceful in daily life: Training in emptiness during the meditation break
Transforming Adverse Conditions
Life presents us with many challenges, so we need a special method for transforming difficult conditions into causes of spiritual minds that bring pure happiness. If we are not able to transform adverse circumstances in this way, we will find it extremely difficult to preserve our mental health and wellbeing. In this series of classes we will contemplate inspiring solutions for difficult times.
April 12 – Transforming adversity by means of compassion and patience
April 19 – Transforming adversity by means of wisdom
April 26 – Accumulating merit & purifying negativity
These classes are based on the book “Universal Compassion” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
The book is available to purchase and download from Tharpa Publications at:
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tashi is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Miami. He has been practicing and teaching meditation in the Kadampa tradition for over 12 years. His gentle approach to meditation emphasizes the importance of keeping a happy and positive mind. He is appreciated for his clear, light-hearted and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the class/event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel within 24 hours before the start of the class/event, no refunds are given. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.