Happiness from Within
Thursday 8th February 2018
We all wish to enjoy pure and lasting happiness. Unfortunately, our current experience of happiness quickly changes into stress, frustration and suffering. Is it really possible to find happiness from a different source? Come to this free public talk with Buddhist monk Gen Togden to learn about a more reliable and authentic form of happiness that comes from within. Gen Togden is an international teacher of Modern Buddhism whose presentation is joyful, intelligent and practical – making it easily accessible to everyone. An opportunity not to be missed!
The talk will be given by Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Togden. Gen Togden is an international teacher of Modern Kadampa Buddhism who is a close disciple of our Founder, the great meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Gen Togden has been practising meditation and Buddhism for nearly 25 years and has given Dharma teachings in five continents of the world. He has also helped establish and improve Dharma Centres in Canada, the USA, South America and Portugal. Gen Togden is greatly admired for his good example and known for his joy, clarity, warmth and inspirational teachings that easily touch our hearts.
What to expect at a class
We provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When you arrive, a volunteer will register you before the class and direct you to the meditation space. Normally before class some announcements will be made.
Our experienced teachers are male or female, lay or ordained (Buddhist monk or nun). They will begin with an introduction, and guide a breathing meditation to help settle your mind. They will then give a teaching based on the topic of the class, with clear and logical explanations using examples and analogies.
An important characteristic of Modern Buddhism is to present Dharma teachings as personal advice that can be integrated into daily life. The intention of the teachings and guided meditations is to help you develop peaceful, clear and positive states of mind. This will help you develop your own inner wisdom, so that you can solve your daily problems and enjoy a more meaningful life.
Depending on the class, there will be either another guided meditation or a discussion with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.
All of our activities are run by volunteers, and we are a registered charity. The class and course fees help cover the costs of running the Centre.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
MEDITATION IN YORK - MADHYAMAKA KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE
A nonprofit registered charity that relies on volunteers to offer meditation and Modern Buddhism as a public service.