The

Happiness

Toolkit

Meditations on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

Lamrim Meditation Class

Monday 12-1pm with Kadam Kyle

The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or “Lamrim” in Tibetan, is a sophisticated, practical presentation of Buddhist teachings, which is designed to help us improve and grow in a deliberate and joyful way. Over 1000 years ago the Buddhist sage Atisha consolidated the 84,000 teachings of Buddha into the Lamrim, which are 21 essential meditations, revolutionizing the practice of Buddha’s teachings. Since then, Lamrim has flourished throughout the world and it perfectly fits within our modern lifestyle. It is simple, scientific, and incredibly potent.

The Lamrim takes us step-by-step through carefully crafted meditations so we can purposefully nourish the qualities in our mind that lead to our happiness and reduce our painful thoughts and feelings. For example, some of the meditations help us enhance our self-confidence, empathy, or contentment. Others aid us in overcoming distractions, anger, or depression. Overall, by practicing these 21 meditations in conjunction with one another we will notice our mind becoming healthier, stronger, and finally more enlightened.

In this class, we will go one-by-one through the Lamrim, drawing out how we can personally use these meditations and create our own meditation practice. There will be a special emphasis on the art of meditation and how to really make our meditations effective.

$7 per class (Free for Members) |  Drop-ins are welcome

 

Class dates & Topics:

October 31 NO CLASS
November 7
The Power of Patient Acceptance

November 14 How to Enjoy Meditation
November 21 NO CLASS
November 28 Training in Concentration
December 5
The Peace of Emptiness
December 12
Using Wisdom to Solve Your Problems

 

 

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle Davis

Second Resident Teacher of KMC New York

Over the past seven years, Kadam Kyle has taught at the NKT centers in Boston, MA, New Bedford, MA and Providence, RI. He was recently appointed as the Second Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York.

Kadam Kyle has engaged in in-depth study at both the Temple in New York and on the Special Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. His joyful and sincere example in daily life, and his clear and practical approach in teachings, have inspired many people in their spiritual life.

What to expect

Guided Meditation
Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.
 
Short Talk
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.

Concluding Meditation
To finish the class, we will engage in another meditation based on the teaching that was given. 

Contact Us

Phone

(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737