Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Free Talk on Modern Buddhism – Columbia Museum of Art

Modern Buddhism: The Art of Peaceful Living

free public talk at the Columbia Museum of Art
with US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism, Gen Kelsang Jampa

Within our mind exists an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness. Through the simple practice of meditation, along with Buddha’s time-tested advice for daily life, we can learn to access that potential. We can learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, such as anger, that produce unhappiness and instead we can cultivate peaceful, powerful minds such as compassion and wisdom.

Referencing Modern Buddhism, a popular and insightful book by the internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jampa will explain how to to transform our day-to-day experiences into the path of improving our compassion and wisdom. In this way, we learn the art of being peaceful and the special skill of creating happiness for ourselves and others. These teachings of Modern Buddhism and peaceful living are applicable to everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist, religious and non-religious. Everyone is welcome and no preregistration is required.

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Jampa, an American Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas and the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for the US. He has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and has received the lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.

Gen Jampa’s warmth, kindness and deep understanding of Buddhist teachings provide an inspiring living example of Buddhism in practice.

When: Sunday, March 11

2pm – 3:30pm
Who: with National Spiritual Director, Gen Jampa
How Much: FREE

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