meditation and family

Meditation and Family Life

Meditation and family life, these two can seem like an oxymoron. Meditation brings to mind introspection, reflection, deep thought, and quiet time; words that don’t seem to have any relationship to family life.

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Five Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

Ah, the holidays.  The time of Santa and snow and… stress.  Here are five Buddhist-inspired tips from KMC South Carolina to help you stay peaceful and happy during the holiday season.

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Pure Mind, Pure World: A practical guide to purifying negative karma

Let’s face it, even when we’re earnestly trying to improve ourselves, we are definitely still prone to all kinds of negative thoughts and actions. Whether it’s simple irritation with family or coworkers, a full-blown temper tantrum, or some variety of reckless self-indulgence, all too often we fall short of our better intentions. Read more

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Learning to Sew Buddhist Robes

This guest post is from Dorothy Stafford.  Dorothy has been a member of the Center for almost six years and she is a part of our Foundation Program study class.  Last summer, she traveled to England to take a course on sewing Buddhist robes.  Here’s her story.

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How One Student Used Dharma to Kick an Addiction

The following post was written by a student at KMC SC who has utilized Dharma teachings as a method for kicking a fairly serious drug habit over a period of several years.  It is offered here in the spirit of encouragement and inspiration, and it is not at all meant to suggest that Dharma is the only way, or even the best way, to address an addiction problem.

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What Does It Mean to be a Kadampa Meditation Center?

Those of you who attend our Buddhist Center might have noticed our recent change of name from “Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center” to “Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina” (KMC SC).  This change is not a branding or marketing choice; it represents a significant shift in the way that our Center is structured and operates.

 

Here are the five big changes that come with our new KMC status.

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A Day in the Life at the International Teacher Training Program

Hi friends!

For some of you, what I do each summer might seem a little mysterious, so I thought I would write this post to fill you in about what happens at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center every year in the month of July.
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Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #17-20

Susan Hills Nelson lives in Columbia, SC, and works as an attorney for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She has also been attending Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center for about four years. She is currently meditating every day as part of the Training in Concentration day course – Part 2. This week, she talks about her meditation object, affectionate love. Continue reading…

Gen Nyema at TEDx Greenville

Gen Nyema’s TEDx Talk is Now Online!

Have you heard of TEDx?  TED talks are short lectures based around a single “idea worth spreading.”  The “x” in TEDx stands for “extension,” or an extension of the primary TED talks, which are held each year in California.

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Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #13-16

Susan Hills Nelson lives in Columbia, SC, and works as an attorney for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She has also been attending Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center for about four years. This year, she made a New Year’s Resolution to meditate every day. She’ll be giving us weekly updates on this blog to let us know how it’s going. Continue reading…