Teacher

  • Gen Kelsang Wangden
    Gen Kelsang Wangden

    Gen Kelsang Wangden is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis. Gen Wangden is known for his kind heart, joyful nature, and practical advice. He enjoys helping students of all abilities and interests understand and apply Buddhist lessons and cultivate inner peace.

Date

Friday - Sunday January 27 - 29 2023

Destination: Stillness weekend

This special retreat weekend offers a practical opportunity to learn how to improve both our mindfulness and concentration. By cultivating mental stillness in meditation we will see how it is possible to maintain a sense of peace and contentment throughout our day. With pure concentration our body and mind are always comfortable and flexible and we learn how to control our mind.

This weekend is perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics of effective meditation and for experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. For maximum benefit, join in for the whole weekend, or drop in to a day that works for you. Everyone welcome!

Friday Night Lecture | From Chaos to Calm  

We often find ourselves in positions that we do not like and cannot change. This leaves us with unpleasant and uncomfortable feelings and can lead to strong destructive or negative emotions. We can feel trapped in these negative mindsets. In this special talk, Gen Wangden will illuminate the power of a peaceful mind to transform even difficult times into a source of inspiration and fuel for positive changes within ourself that have the power to change our experience of the world in a very dynamic way. Everyone welcome.

Saturday Tranquil Abiding Retreat | Destination: Stillness

Imagine being able to clear your mind and abide in a state of perfect stillness or boundless peace. 

In this retreat we will be guided through the levels of tranquil abiding meditation so that you actually experience your own mind becoming calm, clear and exquisitely peaceful. Our mind is similar to a vast ocean and when the waves die down and the ocean becomes still the real power of the ocean of our mind, is revealed. 

This four-session retreat will be beneficial for new people, and especially for those who wish to deepen their meditation practice and begin training in a way that will lead to the sublime state of tranquil abiding which means abiding in a tranquil state, free from distractions and unpleasant feelings. This is what we really need!

Special Sunday Class | A Life Less Distracted

(This class will be held in lieu of the regular Sunday class this week.)

Distraction has become such a normal part of our daily experience, that we have come to accept it as a natural expression of modern life. Whether we escape from stress by occupying our time with mindless activities, a barrage of high-tech fascinations or simply the constant sound of mental chatter, distraction robs us of our mental peace and steals our experience of pleasure and happiness. In this special Sunday class, we will take a look at this destructive mental habit, and explore Buddhist methods and meditations to help us reduce and eliminate disturbing distractions which will allow our natural peace to manifest, giving rise to a sense of well-being and balance.

Registration Details

Cost: Full weekend is $55 non-members, $45 members, $35 benefactors
Friday only is $15; Saturday only $35; Sunday only $15

Hourly Schedule

Friday, January 27

7 - 8:30 PM
From Chaos to Calm

Saturday, January 28

9 - 10 AM
Session 1
11 AM - 12 PM
Session 2
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Session 3
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Session 4

Sunday, January 29

10 - 11:30 AM
A Life Less Distracted
2 - 3:30 PM
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
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