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FINDING THE SUN OF THE SUPREME HAPPINESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT - FINDING THE SUN OF THE SUPREME HAPPINESS OF ENLIGHTENMENTTHE SPECIAL BLESSING OF THE 2019 FALL FESTIVALThe Fall Festival 2019 at IKRC Grand Canyon is a very special occasion that is not to be missed. Watch this powerful video to find out why.Visit the Fall Festival website for more information and booking: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019© 2019 NKT-KBU
Music:  Finn M K Build A Dream, A place beyond belief - Slpstrm

FINDING THE SUN OF THE SUPREME HAPPINESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

FINDING THE SUN OF THE SUPREME HAPPINESS OF ENLIGH...

SPECIAL TEACHINGS ~ SPECIAL TEACHERS - SPECIAL TEACHINGS ~ SPECIAL TEACHERSSummer Festival 2019 offers special teachings from special Teachers - the core practices of Modern Kadampa Buddhism from the General and Deputy Spiritual Directors of NKT-IKBU with meditations and retreats led by other senior Teachers.Enjoy this inspiring preview of the Festival.To find out more and book online visit the Festival website: https://kadampafestivals.org/summer.

SPECIAL TEACHINGS ~ SPECIAL TEACHERS

SPECIAL TEACHINGS ~ SPECIAL TEACHERSSummer Festi...

THE POWER TO BE HAPPY - THE POWER TO BE HAPPYWednesday night at KMC Canada, 135 people enjoyed a Public Talk entitled ‘The Power to be Happy’ with Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, Gen-la Jampa.Reading from How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen-la explained clearly how we can correctly identify the real cause of happiness, inner peace. Inner peace depends on mixing our mind with virtue such as patience, loving-kindness, compassion and wisdom.How do we mix our mind with virtue? Gen-la explained we do this in formal meditation as well as in our daily life. We simply familiarize our mind with positive mental states such as patience and loving kindness, and as a result we become patient, we become loving and we become kind. This is training our mind. Gradually our negative states of mind that destroy our inner peace are replaced by positive states that are the causes of inner peace.Directing our mind toward virtue and holding this virtuous thought is meditation! Through this spiritual practice we can develop and maintain a happy mind all the time.As we can see in the brief video excerpt, Gen-la also reminded us that the power to be happy does not come from the ‘power of enjoyments’ or any external conditions, which we spend so much time pursuing. The real power to be happy is learning to control our mind.

THE POWER TO BE HAPPY

THE POWER TO BE HAPPYWednesday night at KMC Cana...

TEMPLEWATCH 15TEMPLE PROGRESS, SITE-WIDE DEVELOPMENTS, PREPARATIONS FOR THE FESTIVAL
Since the last update, great progress has been made on the Temple, and now we see the team hard at work preparing general site-wide facilities for the Temple and beginning to prepare the site for the Fall Festival.Here is a brief list of work in progress:- Drywall and insulation being installed on the five tiers
- Lantern base being prepped for the Dharma Wheel
- Columns in the veranda have gone up
- Prepping for the concrete for veranda
- Electric works continue
- Water proofing on the roof
- Landscaping of the site for the Festival
- Construction of the fire pump house about to start
- Drilling the water tank to deliver the water to the Temple for fire system
- Shower block for Festivals almost complete
- Toilet block in progress
- Mulch for Festival marquee being placed
- New septic system being dugMeanwhile, in the Studio the artists continue gilding the deer and wheels for the Tempe roof , while in New Mexico the vast Dharma Wheel is nearing completion.Don't miss the Grand Opening
Be sure to book your place for the Temple opening September 26 and the following Fall Festival.Next update soon.

TEMPLEWATCH 15TEMPLE PROGRESS, SITE-WIDE DEVELOP...

THE FIRST TURNING OF THE WHEEL OF DHARMAForty-nine days after Buddha attained enlightenment, the gods Brahma and Indra requested him to teach, saying:

THE FIRST TURNING OF THE WHEEL OF DHARMAForty-ni...

MAINTAINING THE INTERNATIONAL UNION - MAINTAINING THE INTERNATIONAL UNIONAs Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, 'The NKT International Festivals are the special method to maintain the International Kadampa Buddhist Union from generation to generation.'As we just saw at the Spring Festival 2019, through meeting, studying, meditating and working with people from many different countries and cultures we begin to create a world in which all living beings are united in peace and happiness, without division or discrimination.We see that the real seeds of world peace are the minds of love, respect and above all cherishing others, and we understand directly in our own experience Venerable Geshe-la's teaching that without inner peace outer peace is impossible.This is why at the end of the Summer Festival in 2009, the last Festival Venerable Geshe-la taught at Manjushri KMC, he explained the importance of maintaining the three International Festivals every year without interruption.Venerable Geshe-la is an international Teacher. Like Buddha his focus is on benefitting all living beings without exception, not just those living in a particular country or adhering to a particular culture.We have received the gift of this international vision from Venerable Geshe-la, and with the International Festivals he has given us a special method  to accomplish it.How wonderful!NEXT OPPORTUNITY
The next opportunity to maintain the International Union in this way is the International Summer Festival 2019 at Manjushri KMC with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa.For more information and booking visit the Summer Festival Website at https://kadampafestivals.org/summer/book

MAINTAINING THE INTERNATIONAL UNION

MAINTAINING THE INTERNATIONAL UNIONAs Venerable ...

DEEPENING OUR CONVICTION IN THE LAW OF KARMA - DEEPENING OUR CONVICTION IN THE LAW OF KARMAThe Festival goers have departed, either to their homes or to one of the many post-Festival retreats organised by Kadampa centers around the world.All the marquees and tents are down and everything has been put away. If it were not for the patches of yellow where the marquees once stood, it would be difficult to believe that 1,600 people had just spent the best part of a week at Manjushri KMC enjoying a truly wonderful Festival.A big thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone who worked so hard to make the Festival such a great success.As a reminder of this magical event, please enjoy this video of Gen Rabten introducing the retreat at the end of the Festival. conviction in the law of karma - Gen Kelsang Rabten

DEEPENING OUR CONVICTION IN THE LAW OF KARMA

DEEPENING OUR CONVICTION IN THE LAW OF KARMAThe ...

What I'm taking home - What I'm taking home - Spring Festival 2019

What I'm taking home

What I'm taking home - Spring Festival 2019

Retreat - Taking the teachings to heart - Retreat - Taking the teachings to heart

Retreat - Taking the teachings to heart

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On Saturday, June 22nd, Kelsang Kalden led a half day course titled "Freedom from Stress and Anxiety". Over 50 people joined us for this inspiring course on learning how to become happy and peaceful, by letting go. Thank you Kalden, and everyone who participated in this course. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still Time to Join Us Today for Freedom from Stress Course - https://mailchi.mp/meditationinsarasota.org/freedom-from-stress-anxiety

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Still Time to Join Us Today for Freedom from Stress Course - https://mailchi.mp/meditationinsarasota.org/freedom-from-stress-anxiety

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FREEDOM FROM STRESS & ANXIETY – HALF DAY MEDITATION WORKSHOP
This Saturday, June 22nd
10am - 1pmIn this special meditation workshop we will learn simple meditation techniques that enable us to develop a peaceful mind and eliminate feelings of anxiety and stress. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve. No previous experience of meditation is necessary to attend this workshop.Book today, or book on-site.
https://meditationinsarasota.org/events/freedom-stress-anxiety/

FREEDOM FROM STRESS & ANXIETY – HALF DAY MEDITATION WORKSHOPThis Saturday, June 22nd10am - 1pmIn this special meditation workshop we will learn simple meditation techniques that enable us to develop a peaceful mind and eliminate feelings of anxiety and stress. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve. No previous experience of meditation is necessary to attend this workshop.Book today, or book on-site.meditationinsarasota.org/events/freedom-stress-anxiety/ ... See MoreSee Less

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