Public Talks at the Temple

Sunday, January 1, 2023 · 7-8:30pm: Happiness is a Choice with Gen Samten

With the start of each year, we usually take the time to make changes in our life for the better. Realigning our intentions and goals is a key to making our spiritual practice succeed. The key to a happy and meaningful life is understanding what exactly is happiness. Why is a constant pursuit for us and why exactly is it we are looking for? Buddha explained that happiness is simply a state of mind, therefore its causes can only be found inside the mind. In this public talk, Gen Samten will talk about how to take personal responsibility for our own happiness and use this as a pillar to which we anchor our year. Everyone is welcome.

Price: FREE

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Saturday, July 22, 2023 · 7-8:30pm: Becoming Mentally Strong with Gen Samten

Through training in meditation, we will understand the relationship between meditation, inner peace, and a deeper sense of purpose in our lives. In this way we will find real strength and inspiration to lead a meaningful life. In this talk, we will connect us to the natural joy within our mind and open us up to recognizing and developing our potential for happiness, love and other good qualities that exist within each and everyone of us. This empowers us with a sense of optimism for our future and an inner strength that will enable us to be of real benefit to our family, friends and everyone throughout our world.

Price: FREE

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Friday, May 5, 2023 · 7-8:30pm: Imagination is Everything with Gen Samten

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Imagination is an important part of any meditation practice. Through meditation and our imagination we can open up our mind to new possibilities of mental peace, loving kindness and grow our own spiritual realizations. We can use meditation to grow into the best version of ourselves, and to make our life truly meaningful for ourself and our ability to benefit others. In this public talk, Gen Samten will highlight the power of our mind and how to use it to enhance our meditation practice and our way of life.

Price: FREE

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 · 12-1pm: Be the Change with Gen Samten

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Talk is cheap! Everyone says they appreciate attitudes like love and compassion. But how many of us consistently live in these mindsets towards the people around us? In this Thanksgiving talk, learn how to truly EMBODY the virtues you value. Meditation allows us to move our beliefs that we hold intellectually to a lived experience. In a world of so much strife and conflict, inspiring others through our example as a meditator is a rare and precious gift.

Price: FREE

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Friday, November 24th, 2023 · 7-8:30pm: The Path to Contentment and Peace with Gen Samten

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Rebel this Black Friday by focusing on the most precious possession, contentment. Stop buying into the urge to get the next, best product and discover the wealth of inner peace already inside you. In this special talk, Gen Samten will be giving encouragement on how to train in contentment so that you can overcome feelings of lack, loneliness, and envy. In their place, you will find confidence, inner strength, and deep joy.

Price: FREE

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center New York

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