Reliance upon the Spiritual Guide is said to be the root of the spiritual path. This experience empowers our mind with vision, hope and abundant positive energy. Every day we try to remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. But on the auspicious day of June 4, Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day and Venerable Geshe-la’s birthday, Kadampa Centers around the world engage in a special retreat using the prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra.
Free. Everyone is welcome to take part.
Session 1 - 10:00-11:15am
Session 2 - 11:45-1:00pm
Session 3 - 2:45-4:00pm
In person or online. This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Kadampa Meditation Center Boston is located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. After registering you will receive instructions on how to join in the sessions online.
World-renowned meditation master
The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart.
Venerable Geshe-la transmits this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the extremely accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which he introduced.
A life of dedication
Since 1977, when he accepted an invitation to become Resident Teacher at Manjushri Centre in the UK, he has given thousands of teachings, composed twenty-three widely acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation, established over 1,300 meditation centers, trained hundreds of qualified Teachers and developed practical study and meditation programs to suit the needs of the modern world.
In short, he has dedicated his entire life to laying the foundation for modern Kadampa Buddhism to flourish throughout the world in this and future generations.
All the auspicious developments illustrated on this website have arisen from the compassionate intention and extraordinary vision of this remarkable being.
Venerable Geshe-la is a truly international Teacher who presents Buddha’s teachings in ways that anyone, regardless of nationality, culture, gender or age can easily understand their meaning and apply them to their modern daily life.
Today, many thousands of people around the world are experiencing the immense, practical benefits of applying his life-transforming teachings.
Scientific methods to accomplish inner peace
Venerable Geshe-la’s message is as simple as it is profound - all the problems in this world originate in the mind, and the solutions to these problems and the causes of lasting peace and happiness are also to be found in the mind.
Only by developing inner peace in our minds through meditation can we solve our own problems and help others to do the same, and in this way create world peace.
Thanks to the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, the internal scientific methods to accomplish this inner peace are now available to everyone in the modern world.
This humble monk has touched the hearts of countless people around the world and inspired them to set out on a blissful journey to lasting happiness and inner peace.
Prayers used this retreat. There will be three sessions of retreat using the prayer booklet The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer.
New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3). Includes a PDF booklet with helpful tips on meditation practice.
Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.
This event is being offered by livestream for residents of Massachusetts*, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at www.meditationinnewbedford.org)
June 4, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm