events

Meditation heldags og halvdags workshops, og vores specielle kurser giver alle en dejlig mulighed for at tage lidt tid ud af vores travle kalender, slappe af og dykke dybere ned i undevisningen og fordelene ved meditation og mindful living. De ligger generelt i weekenderne, er åbne for alle. De inkluderer guidede meditationer, undervisning, lidt at spise og massere tid til at snakke og slappe af.

Free public talk
– Meditation & the pursuit of happiness

August, Thurs 17th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Discover how meditation and mindfulness can help everyone find a deep and lasting feeling of inner peace, happiness, well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We all want to be happy and free from problems all the time. If we check, we devote all our time and energy to this pursuit. Maybe we have worked hard and have a life that looks good on the outside, with a good job, home etc. Yet, still we can all feel something is missing, and that we haven’t yet found the lasting peace of mind, happiness and fulfilment on the inside that we all seek.

In this free public talk at the Kadampa Meditation Centre, Gen Daö will explore how everyone can learn to meditate, and discover for themselves, that it is entirely possible to fulfil these wishes for inner peace & happiness. We will realise that training in meditation and mindfulness enables everyone to create a life that not only looks good on the outside, but one that feels genuinely and consistently good on the inside. We can cultivate a new found sense of inner peace, mental freedom and happiness to bring to all areas of our life, from the “inside-out”. The talk will be in clear, easy-to-understand English and will include a deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Event fee: Free

*Note – one ticket per person to ensure as many people can attend as wish to.


Free public talk
– Meditation & the pursuit of happiness

August, Fri 18th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Discover how meditation and mindfulness can help everyone find a deep and lasting feeling of inner peace, happiness, well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We all want to be happy and free from problems all the time. If we check, we devote all our time and energy to this pursuit. Maybe we have worked hard and have a life that looks good on the outside, with a good job, home etc. Yet, still we can all feel something is missing, and that we haven’t yet found the lasting peace of mind, happiness and fulfilment on the inside that we all seek.

In this free public talk at the Kadampa Meditation Centre, Gen Daö will explore how everyone can learn to meditate, and discover for themselves, that it is entirely possible to fulfil these wishes for inner peace & happiness. We will realise that training in meditation and mindfulness enables everyone to create a life that not only looks good on the outside, but one that feels genuinely and consistently good on the inside. We can cultivate a new found sense of inner peace, mental freedom and happiness to bring to all areas of our life, from the “inside-out”. The talk will be in clear, easy-to-understand English and will include a deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Event fee: Free

*Note – one ticket per person to ensure as many people can attend as wish to.


Free public talk (Malmö)
– Meditation & the pursuit of happiness

August, Wed 23rd | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Gen Daö | at Garaget, Lönngatan 30, 205 80 Malmö

Discover how meditation and mindfulness can help everyone find a deep and lasting feeling of inner peace, happiness, well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We all want to be happy and free from problems all the time. If we check, we devote all our time and energy to this pursuit. Maybe we have worked hard and have a life that looks good on the outside, with a good job, home etc. Yet, still we can all feel something is missing, and that we haven’t yet found the lasting peace of mind, happiness and fulfilment on the inside that we all seek.

In this free public talk – at Garaget, Malmö – Gen Daö will explore how everyone can learn to meditate, and discover for themselves, that it is entirely possible to fulfil these wishes for inner peace & happiness. We will realise that training in meditation and mindfulness enables everyone to create a life that not only looks good on the outside, but one that feels genuinely and consistently good on the inside. We can cultivate a new found sense of inner peace, mental freedom and happiness to bring to all areas of our life, from the “inside-out”. The talk will be in clear, easy-to-understand English and will include a deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Event fee: Free

*Note – one ticket per person to ensure as many people can attend as wish to.


Letting go of self-criticism, embracing our potential

August, Sat 26th |10:00 to 13:15 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Discover the peace of mind and freedom that comes from letting go of unhealthy self-criticism and embracing our inner potential. We can often be our own worse critic. This unhelpful inner dialogue can easily prevent us from fully enjoying life and realising our full potential.

In this workshop we will explore how it is always possible to be honest with ourself, but without the unhealthy self-criticism that often comes with that honesty. We will learn meditations and practises for daily life that enable us to recognise and let go of unhelpful self-criticism. Instead we will learn how to connect to a natural and consistent sense of inner peace, joy and freedom within our own mind. This enables us to recognise and identify with the potential for happiness, love and other good qualities that exist within each and everyone of us.

We will learn how we can all live and grow from this sense of our own inner potential, free from self-criticism. In this way we will develop a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence that knows we are always moving toward the happy and fulfilling life we all wish for. The workshop will include talks and guided meditations in clear, easy-to-undertsand English. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation.

Workshop fee: 250kr | students 150kr | members – brunch only 30kr
The workshop fee includes a light brunch


Finding freedom from craving, attachment & addiction

September, Sat 9th |10:00 to 13:15 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Discover the inner peace and mental freedom that comes from learning how to let go of habits of craving, attachment and addiction. We all experience craving in our lives, whether its for people, food, smartphones, or unhealthy substances. If we don’t have skilful ways of dealing with this habit of craving, it can easily lead to strong attachment and addictive tendencies. In this way it can easily undermine our peace of mind, happiness and self-esteem.

In this workshop we will explore meditations and mindfulness practises for daily life that will enable us to become free of craving, attachment and addiction. We will learn how to identify craving and attachment as it arises in our minds, and learn how to let it go. We will explore how meditation enables us to connect to and develop, a deep and natural source of inner peace, happiness and well-being within our own mind. We will discover how to bring this growing sense of inner peace and happiness to all areas of our life. Through improving this experience, we will discover how we can all learn to enjoy our relationships with the people and things in our life free from craving, attachment and addiction. The workshop will include talks and guided meditations in clear, easy-to-undertsand English. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation.

Workshop fee: 250kr | students 150kr | members – brunch only 30kr
The workshop fee includes a light brunch


A path to real freedom, real happiness

September, Sat 30th |10:00 to 13:15 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Details coming soon

Workshop fee: 250kr | students 150kr | members – brunch only 30kr
The workshop fee includes a light brunch


Countryside meditation retreat
– Living with love, compassion & wisdom

October, Sat 27th to Sun 29th | with Gen Daö | at Langebæk Course & Retreat Center, Petersgaard Alle 2, 4772 Langebæk

Enjoy a deeply relaxing weekend of talks & guided meditations, in the tranquil setting of Langebaek retreat centre, in the beautiful southern Zealand countryside. Everyone is welcome. This meditation retreat is suitable for beginners to meditation and those with more experience.

About the meditation retreat

Discover the power of living with real love, compassion and wisdom for improving our life and all our relationships. At this time the world needs more love, compassion & wisdom. In this retreat we will discover how we can all accomplish this. We will learn meditations and ways of relating to daily life, that have proven effective for centuries in enabling everyone to live and grow these good qualities.

We will explore meditations that enable us to access and maintain inner peace and joy, even when experiencing difficulties. Connecting to the natural peace and joy within our mind opens us up to recognising and identifying with the potential for happiness, love, compassion and other good qualities that exist within each and everyone of us. We will explore how meditation enables us to connect to, strengthen and grow this inner potential.

This retreat will be based on meditations and practises for daily life explained in the inspiring book ‘The new eight steps to happiness’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This highly practical manual for personal development shows us how we can use every situation we meet in life – good or bad – to strengthen and grow our love, compassion & wisdom. In this way we will gradually find a deep and lasting inner peace, happiness and well-being within, no matter what is happening in our life. We will discover there is no more powerful and positive way to solve our own and others problems – as well as live a truly happy and fulfilling life – than to live with love, compassion & wisdom.

What is a meditation retreat?

A meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to take a break from our busy life and take some time out to gain deeper experience of meditation and its benefits. On retreat you will discover how meditation helps improve our overall levels of inner peace, happiness and well-being. This can give us great encouragement and confidence in our ability to continue to enjoy meditation and its benefits long after the retreat is over.

The retreat program

The weekend starts with an introduction session at 7.30pm on Friday, 27th October. A light supper will be served at 6pm on Friday 27th, before the retreat starts. The retreat finishes at 3.30pm on Sunday, 29th.

There will be 4 x talks and guided meditation sessions on Saturday and 3 x talks and guided meditation sessions on Sunday. In each session Gen Daö will explain clearly how to engage in the particular meditation and its benefits for our daily life. Then she will guide each meditation, enabling us to gain deep experience of each meditation and its benefits. All talks and meditations will be in clear, easy to understand English.

During the breaks you can take a peaceful walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside and quiet nearby forest. Also, you can simply relax or chat with the other people on the retreat, in what is always a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.

About the venue

Langebaek retreat centre offers the ideal environment for a relaxing and inspiring weekend meditation retreat. Set in the tranquil setting of the southern Zealand countryside, it is a beautiful historical building that has been renovated to a high standard, with cosy rooms and areas to read or relax. The meditation room is a tranquil, light filled room, overlooking the beautiful park like garden. The delicious vegetarian meals over the weekend are all lovingly prepared by the in-house chef at Langebaek retreat centre. For more details please visit the website at: http://www.kursusogretreat.dk/

Prices

All prices are the total price for the weekend. The price includes cosy rooms, 3 x delicious vegetarian meals per day, and the retreat fee:

Twin room – 2,500kr (based on sharing in a room with 2 or 3 beds)
Single room – 2,900kr


Introduction to Tantra
– with Kadam Bridget Heyes

November, Sat 11th |10:00 to 15:00 | with Kadam Bridget Heyes | at KMC CPH

Details coming soon

Course fee: 300kr | students 200kr | member 150kr
The workshop fee includes coffee, tea and biscuits. Lunch can be found in the many good restaurants and cafes near the Centre.


Pure mind, pure world
The empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva

November, Sat 25th |10:00 to 15:00 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Details coming soon

Event fee: 300kr | students 200kr | members 150kr
There will be a break for lunch from 12.00-13.30, available from nearby cafes and restaurants


Meditation relaxation retreat

December, Sat 9th |10:00 to 13:15 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Details coming soon

Workshop fee: 250kr | students 150kr | members – brunch only 30kr
The workshop fee includes a light brunch


Workshop title coming soon

January 2018, Sat 6th |10:00 to 13:15 | with Gen Daö | at KMC CPH

Details coming soon

Workshop fee: 250kr | students 150kr | members – brunch only 30kr
The workshop fee includes a light brunch


international events

Every year, our tradition, the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises world-wide programs on modern Buddhism and meditation to explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. The programs include International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations. Everyone is welcome, Buddhist or not.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

UK

NKT Summer Festival 2017

Week 1 – Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings from Transform Your Life Week 2 – Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings from Transform Your Life

July 21st to Aug 5th with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen La Khyenrab
Location: UK, Ulverston

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