Susan Nelson

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes # 11-12

May 1st, 2014

Week 12 of daily meditation. These past two weeks have been pretty work intense. Given my ridiculous work schedule, I had to cut my meditation sessions short to make sure I got them in and stayed sane.

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Kadampa Festivals 2014!

What are Kadampa International Festivals like?  Take a look at this short video to get a feeling for what visiting Manjushri Centre in Ulverston, England, for Spring and/or Summer Festival is like.   See the video

karma infographic

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Karma: An Infographic

“Karma” is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot these days.  But what is karma, really?  Is it luck?  Is karma fate?  This infographic on karma will teach you ten things about it that you probably didn’t know (unless you’re already Buddhist, that is!).  Click on the graphic below to enlarge it.  PS, check out our May/June class series on karma that’s coming up in Columbia, Charleston, Asheville, and Aiken.  Continue reading…

Susan Nelson

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #9-10

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…

Southern Dharma Celebration

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #7 and #8

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. In this week’s episode, she discusses her experience at the Southern Dharma Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading…

Three Spiritual Lessons from Inmates

Gen Kelsang Nyema is Ganden Center’s Resident Teacher.  Since 2008, she has taught extensively in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.  In this post, Gen Nyema explores three spiritual lessons she’s learned from teaching in South Carolina state prisons. Continue reading…

Paula Lozano

USC Graduate Student Talks About the Benefits of Going to Ganden Center

You might recognize Paula Lozano.  She’s a member of Ganden Center’s Foundation Program study class, often volunteers to cook, clean, or help with the kids at the Center, and recently she taught our “Simply Meditate” intro course.  What you might not know is that she’s a busy Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina who’s been juggling school, work, time with her family, and time at the Center for almost three years now.  Here’s what Paula has to say about how going to the Center has been of benefit to her. See her testimonial

Mac, Cheese, and Meditation

Adventures of a Meditator, Episodes #5 and #6

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. In this week’s episode, Susan addresses how meditation helps her deal with family and work stress. Continue reading…

Adventures of a Meditator, Episode #4

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 a weekly update on this blog to let us know how it’s going. Continue reading…

Susan Nelson

Adventures of a Meditator, Episode #3

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 a weekly update on this blog to let us know how it’s going. Continue reading…