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18 March 2024

Bonus Bulletin - 18 March

Read about some of the other activities taking place all over the world recently.

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KMC Durban - Meditate | Walk | Burger Day out

Some memories from our recent community gathering at Alverston Wildlife Park in Hillcrest. We began on a misty morning with Gen Jampel guiding a meditation on Taking and Giving - a powerful way of using our mind to take away the sufferings of others and give them true happiness. Then with compassionate hearts we walked along the trails of Alverstone Wildlife Park amongst the animals. New and old friends returned to enjoy the delicious veggie burgers and we can’t wait for the next one!

KMC New York City

In early March, we had the pleasure of welcoming Gen Menla at KMC NYC for three public talks in three days at three locations across New York City – Harlem, Williamsburg and at our main Center in Chelsea. During his visit Gen Menla taught on the practice of patient acceptance, as presented in Venerable Geshe-la’s book, How to Solve Our Human Problems. 

Gen Menla explained that through learning to respond to our suffering and problems with acceptance, we create the space in our mind to not only experience our suffering differently, but to also gain insight into its nature. In this way, our practice of patient acceptance becomes the foundation in our mind for experiencing true freedom. 

Thank you Gen Menla for taking the time to visit us here in NYC. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Public Talk at KMC Granada

Last Saturday, March 2, KMC Granada had the great fortune to host our National Spiritual Director, Gen Chokga, who taught a public talk on meditation and Buddhism, called Choose Happiness. 

Gen Chokga’s teaching skilfully guided us from inner peace to emptiness - the ultimate nature of reality. Teaching in her characteristically light and joyful manner, she offered us a wide range of techniques to transform our mind from negative states into positive states such as patience, compassion and wisdom.

At the end of the class, we had refreshments and enjoyed some time together with Gen Chokga.

The following Sunday, Kelsang Pandita led us in two beautiful meditations based on Gen Chokga's teachings. At KMC Granada we so enjoyed and appreciated this event and look forward to welcoming Gen Chokga back again soon!

Open Day KMC Cologne

KMC Cologne hosted its first Open House last Sunday. Kelsang Rigma, the Resident Teacher, gave a talk aimed at new people “What is Buddhism?” and guided some simple breathing meditations. Between sessions people enjoyed delicious refreshments, prepared and served by volunteers. Many of the first time visitors were curious about what the center had to offer and interested in learning to meditate. It was inspiring to chat with them and find out why they came along and what they felt the meditation could do for them. All in all our open day was a well attended and joyful event.

KMC Mallorca

Urban Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

During this first weekend of March at KMC Mallorca, Gen Rigma guided some beautiful meditations and taught us how to make mandala offerings. - How we can use our imagination to create a pure universe and offer this to the enlightened beings. May all beings receive every benefit!

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Special blessing and ceremonies around the world

Festival view

Celebrating our International Festivals

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Extraordinary courses to explore the power of positive minds

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Kadampa Events for Families