Dec 2, 2023
Promoting Inner Peace Across the USA
In two distant parts of the USA - Phoenix in Arizona and Boston in Massachusetts - Kadampa communities organized special events to promote inner peace and celebrate their activities. The 20th-anniversary celebration of KMC Phoenix and the Guest Teacher visit to KMC Boston welcomed many participants.
Memories from Benefit and Bliss Event in Phoenix
The 20th-anniversary celebration hosted by KMC Phoenix on November 4th was a remarkable evening, commemorating two decades of promoting inner peace in Phoenix. The event coincided with the special day of International Temples Day, offering guests a delightful experience within a spirit of community and fundraising activities.
This occasion emphasized the center's dedication to integrating Buddhist practices into modern life and stood out as the most significant fundraiser for KMC Phoenix this year.
The evening created an atmosphere of intimacy and unity, embodying the center's values of inclusiveness and inner peace, highlighting the power of coming together for a shared purpose.
Here's to 20 years of spreading peace and joy in Phoenix!
Realising our pure potential at KMC Boston
Kadam Morten Clausen, the Resident Teacher at KMC New York City, recently made a meaningful visit to KMC Boston, where he conducted two special events. The first event was a well-attended public talk, and the second was a special class focused on connecting with our pure potential. The Boston community greatly appreciated the teachings and guidance provided during this guest teacher visit.
The first event - a public talk in downtown Boston at the Church of the Covenant on Newbury Street was well-attended where about 75 participants registered to listen to Buddha’s teachings.
The teachings helped the participants to understand the nature of our current, human situation, where we mistakenly search for happiness, and how to find the happiness we’ve always longed for by connecting with our pure potential or Buddha nature.
The second event took place on Sunday morning at KMC Boston in Cambridge, where Kadam Morten presided over Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog prayers. Before the dedication prayers, Kadam Morten gave us a teaching on how to connect with our pure potential and explained why group pujas are incredibly beneficial for our individual and collective spiritual growth. Thank you, Kadam Morten!"