For practitioners of Buddhist meditation, the new year is a time to retreat and reflect. Kadampa centers around the world engage in retreat during the month of January. Meditation retreat offers an opportunity to draw the mind inward, and January retreats are designed to rejuvenate the heart and focus the mind spiritually on the year ahead. Start the new year on a positive note – join us at KMC FL for your January retreats. Everyone is welcome!
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.
“If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso