Meditation Events in Campbell Hall
Universal Compassion through Meditation
Sunday, September 11
Join us at the Peacock Gallery in Campbell Hall for a morning of practical meditation experience. Learn to meditate, enjoy the company of like minded people and explore how you can cultivate the good heart of universal compassion.
With every passing generation, living beings become more and more unhappy, more and more unruly, and more and more disturbed. We are now very skilled at producing all kinds of weapons for waging war and harming each other, but we lack the skills to create peace and happiness. Buddha taught that all suffering is a result of the negativity within our own mind. Through learning to meditate we can create the inner protection of a peaceful mind that can give ourself, our family, communities and society hope for permanent world peace.
Rebecca is a teacher at KMC New York. She is known for her kindness and warmth, and her teachings are heartfelt and easy to apply into daily life.
Held at The Peacock Gallery – 2642 State Rte.207, Campbell Hall, NY 10916
This spacious and quaint venue is the perfect place to get away for the morning to spend time focusing on developing a peaceful, happy mind.
Course fee: $20
We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards costs in facilitating this class. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.
Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest – from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!
Q. I’ve never been to a meditation class before. What should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We sit in chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Q. What does a typical class look like? A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, a meditation based on the teaching and discussion and Q&A. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Q: I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.