Gen Kelsang Gomlam
Gen Kelsang Gomlam is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison and Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s representative in Madison. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years. Gen Gomlam’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.
Sunday Mornings: Transforming Life’s Challenges
The tools within Buddhist meditation give us the ability to transform any problems we experience into profound opportunities for personal growth. By relying on these proven methods for changing, we can all become the person we wish to be – more dynamic, confident, kinder, more loving, peaceful, and happier.
In this class, Gen Gomlam will explore how we can use Buddhist meditation to connect to the profound dimensions within our mind, to enable us to face challenges in new and creative ways.
Topics each month
September: The source of all our problems
• what is my problem?
• looking at our problem with wisdom
• learning how to solve our oldest problem
• really changing: getting results
October: Real compassion gives you energy
10/4 – Dispelling myths about compassion
10/11 – How to be compassionate without feeling overwhelmed
10/18 – How compassion actually protects you from suffering
10/25 – Special Celebration: JeTsongkhapa Day: compassion needs wisdom
November: Practical transforming daily challenges
11/1 – Artificial happiness vs. Real happiness
11/8 – Learning to value difficult situations
11/15 – How patient acceptance protects you from suffering
11/22 – Special Holiday Advice: taking gratitude to a whole new level
11/29 – Creative visualization to protect your future
December: Going beyond your limitations
12/6 – No Class: Midwest Dharma Celebration
12/13 – Using your mind to take away suffering
12/20 – Real giving….holiday meditation for everyone!
12/27 – Making every breath meaningful
Text for the class
Gen Gomlam will be teaching from the text New Eight Steps to Happiness, which is available at this link.
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