Teacher

  • Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Gen Kelsang Dorje

    The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Florida is Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje.

    Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

    Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.

Date

Tuesday February 7 2023

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost

Free!

FP Join Day: Go Deeper

The Deeper You Go, The Better it Gets

We are currently open for enrollment for our Foundation Program!

There is never any limit to the happiness & peace we can experience with Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices, Dharma. Through weekly teachings, discussion and meditation in a study and practice group setting, our Foundation Program supports students to go deeper in their meditation practice.

We warmly welcome you to a free talk, “Introduction to Foundation Program,” on Tuesday, February 7. If you have been enjoying our General Program classes for 3-6 months and are interested in the next level of Dharma understanding and experience, please feel welcome to attend this special introductory event. 

The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1990, at the launch of the Foundation Program (FP) in England:

“With wisdom and Dharma experience we will also become our own doctors. Whether we are young or old, rich or poor, famous or of humble origins, without choice we all have to experience mental pain. Within one day we experience mental pain and discomfort many times, sometimes due to unpleasant circumstances and sometimes due to other people, even our friends. Sometimes for no apparent reason unhappiness, disappointment, dissatisfaction, or pain arise naturally due to the ripening of karmic imprints. We need a remedy for this pain. No one else can give us medicine that will relieve this type of pain, we have to become our own karma-doctor and cure ourselves through Dharma experience. By increasing our wisdom and Dharma experience we will gradually solve all our problems and eventually we will achieve the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment, the bliss of Buddhahood. This is how the Foundation Program can fulfill our own wishes.”

Registration details

This program is available at no charge! Please email [email protected] and let us know you are going to attend.

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