Basic Buddhist Meditations for Busy People
Meditation is becoming increasingly recognized as an effective means to reduce stress and improve our quality of life, however it also has much deeper and far reaching benefits that have been understood by Buddhist practitioners for thousands of years.
These classes follow a cycle of 21 profound objects of meditation that form the Buddhist path to ultimate happiness. Each week will explore a different meditation and show how adopting this outlook can lead to deeper and deeper levels of happiness.
The teachings will be based on The New Meditation Handbook, and the format includes two guided meditations, a short talk introducing the object of contemplation and advice on how to carry the instruction into our daily life. This class also includes prayers from Prayers for Meditation to help prepare our mind and protect any realizations we have gained during our meditation.
These classes are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators. Everyone welcome!
Texts for the class
If you are in Madison, we can arrange a no-contact pickup of either or both of these texts. Just email [email protected] to make arrangements.
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3. Watch for the livestream link to be emailed 45-60 minutes before class starts. (If you do not receive the link, email [email protected].)
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.