Courses & Events at KMC SC and Beyond

Events at KMC SC in W. Columbia, SC

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day (Oct. 11)

Saturday, October 11, 2014;  10am – 1pm
at Kadampa Meditation Center SC
with Mark Gould
$20 or $15 students/seniors  (Discounts for Monthly Members)Learn to Meditate FRONT PAGE

Once every other month we hold this introductory course designed especially for beginners. Meditation is an effective tool to combat stress, depression, anxiety and other negative states of mind. Through meditating we can develop a habit of thinking positively, which leads to the experience of a more relaxed mind.

In this half-day course the basics of meditation are clearly explained, including how to establish and maintain a practice. Discover simple, practical instructions on how to improve your inner peace.

 

Bingo & Brunch (Nov. 2)

Bingo & Brunch

Saturday, November 2
12pm – 2pm
@ KMC South Carolina (2999 Sunset Blvd.)

Brunch:  $10/personbingo
Bingo:  $1/game sheet

Join us after Prayers for World Peace for a tasty vegetarian brunch and a few games of bingo!

All proceeds from this event will go towards KMC SC’s car fundraiser.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $200 for this event.

Bring your kids, friends, and family!

Auction of Promises (Nov. 23)

More information coming soon

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day (Dec. 6)

Saturday, December 6, 2014;  10am – 1pm
at Kadampa Meditation Center SC
with Mark Gould
$20 or $15 students/seniors  (Discounts for Monthly Members)Learn to Meditate FRONT PAGE

Once every other month we hold this introductory course designed especially for beginners. Meditation is an effective tool to combat stress, depression, anxiety and other negative states of mind. Through meditating we can develop a habit of thinking positively, which leads to the experience of a more relaxed mind.

In this half-day course the basics of meditation are clearly explained, including how to establish and maintain a practice. Discover simple, practical instructions on how to improve your inner peace.

 

Peace and Pancakes (Dec. 7)

Peace & Pancakes

Pancakes

Sunday, December 7
12pm – 2pm
$10 per person

Join us after Sunday Services for a tasty pancake brunch!

At KMC SC, all our activities are devoted to helping others find peace from within.  Through this we have a great ability to bring peace to our community and our world, but we need your help!

Help support the vision for inner peace by joining us for a mini-fundraiser pancake brunch on Sunday, December 7 after Prayers for World Peace.  All proceeds go towards our car fundraiser.

Bring your friends!

Gifts for KMC SC (Dec. 2014)

More information coming soon

Dorje Shugden Empowerment (Jan. 10 - 11)

More information coming soon

Retreats in 2014

Vajrasattva Retreat (Nov. 17 - 21)

Pure Mind, Pure World Annual Retreat

November 17 – 21 at Ganden CenterVajrasattva 2 - A6, A5, A4

Buddha Vajrasattva is the Buddha who “specializes” in helping us to purify our negative karma.  During this traditional annual self-guided retreat, we will make prayers to Vajrasattva and meditate on his mantra as a special purification practice.

Retreat Schedule

Each retreat session will last 1 to 1.5 hours and is free and open for everyone to attend.  Because each retreat session is self-contained, there is no need to attend every session; please feel welcome to drop in and out as your schedule allows.

Living Lightly Retreat (Dec. 12 - 14)

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14
at Santee State Park (251 State Park Road, Santee, SC)
with Gen Kelsang Nyema

Living Lightly:  Opening the Door to Liberating WisdomLiving Lightly Retreat FRONT PAGE

What if you knew that even your most stubborn challenges could disappear forever once you understood their true nature?  According to the time-tested teachings of Buddha, this idea isn’t merely wishful thinking:  It’s what we can each experience once we gain the wisdom realizing selflessness, also known as the wisdom realizing emptiness.  The more of this profound wisdom we develop, the more we can “live lightly” — enjoying our life without the heavy, grasping states of mind that create so many problems and pains for ourselves and others.

During this weekend meditation retreat at Santee State Park, learn how to live lightly by opening the door to the liberating wisdom of emptiness.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Retreat Schedule:

Friday, December 12

6pm – 7:15pm:  Check-in and registration (in the Village Round)
7:30pm: Introduction — What is Emptiness?

Saturday, December 13
8am: Our illusion-like body
11am: Our illusion-like self, part 1
4:30pm: Our illusion-like self, part 2
7:30pm: Q&A Session

Sunday, December 14
8am: Our illusion-like mind
10:30am: Realizing the emptiness of all phenomena

General Information:

Meals:santee - land cabin

All pricing includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.

Participants are asked to bring their own meal for Friday-night, as well as their own breakfast items.  Each cabin has a full kitchen.

All meals will be vegetarian and we will offer gluten-free options.  Please let us know if you have any other dietary restrictions.

Accommodations:

You can choose to stay in a  2-bedroom pier cabin, a 2-bedroom land cabin, camp in a tent, or bring your RV (up to 40′).  All areas are within walking distance of the Village Round where we will hold all of our sessions and meals.santee - pier cabin

Single Rooms:  You will have your own room with either a double or queen bed.  You will share a bathroom with other cabin mates.

Shared Rooms: You will share a double or queen bed with another person.  You will share a bathroom with other cabin mates.

Futon:  You will sleep on a futon couch in the living room that folds out into a bed.  You will essentially be staying in the “living area” of the cabin and will not have your own room.  You will share a bathroom with other cabin mates.

Registration:

*PLEASE NOTE* that your deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE due to the high operating costs of this event.

Please choose your preferred registration option from the drop-down menus below:

PIER cabin – Single Room – $275.00santee - cabin interior

PIER cabin – Shared Room – $225.00 (per person)

PIER cabin – Futon – $175.00


 

Pier Cabin Accommodations



LAND cabin – Single Room – $250.00

LAND cabin – Shared Room – $200.00 (per person)

LAND cabin – Futon – $150.00


 

Land Cabin Accommodations



Camping: $130.00

RV (up to 40′):  $150.00


 

Teachings + Meals Only



Saturday-only (no accommodations): $90.00

Sunday-only (no accommodations):  $45.00

Full weekend (no accommodations): $120.00


 

Teachings + Meals Only



Post-Empowerment Retreat (Jan. 12 - 16)

More information coming soon

Events at Other Locations

Charleston: Anger Solves Nothing (Nov. 8)

Saturday, November 8
10am – 1pm with Gen Nyema
at Sterett Hall – Old Navy Base (1530 7th Street, N. Charleston)
$20 or $15 students/seniors (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Anger Solves Nothing:  

Identifying and Overcoming Our Most Destructive Negative MindAnger Solves Nothing FRONT PAGE

Anger solves nothing.  These three simple words tell us almost everything we need to know about the negative state of mind of anger.  What we also need to understand, however, is how to identify subtle layers of anger within our own mind and overcome every last trace of anger in our minds.

During this course, learn practical methods for identifying and overcoming your own anger.  Everyone is welcome.

Greenville: Anger Solves Nothing (Nov. 15)

Saturday, November 15
1pm – 4pm with Gen Nyema
at Greenville Yoga (2021 Augusta Street)
$20 or $15 students/seniors (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Anger Solves Nothing:  Anger Solves Nothing FRONT PAGE

Identifying and Overcoming Our Most Destructive Negative Mind

Anger solves nothing.  These three simple words tell us almost everything we need to know about the negative state of mind of anger.  What we also need to understand, however, is how to identify subtle layers of anger within our own mind and overcome every last trace of anger in our minds.

During this course, learn practical methods for identifying and overcoming your own anger.  Everyone is welcome.

Murrells Inlet: Anger Solves Nothing (Nov. 22)

Saturday, November 22
1pm – 4pm with Gen Nyema
at Inlet Yoga (637 Bellamy Avenue)
$20 or $15 students/seniors (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Anger Solves Nothing:  Anger Solves Nothing FRONT PAGE

Identifying and Overcoming Our Most Destructive Negative Mind

Anger solves nothing.  These three simple words tell us almost everything we need to know about the negative state of mind of anger.  What we also need to understand, however, is how to identify subtle layers of anger within our own mind and overcome every last trace of anger in our minds.

During this course, learn practical methods for identifying and overcoming your own anger.  Everyone is welcome.

Aiken: Anger Solves Nothing (Dec. 6)

Saturday, December 6
1pm – 4pm with Kelsang Tabkay
at Aiken Yoga (116-B Pendleton Street SW)
$20 or $15 students/seniors (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Anger Solves Nothing:  Anger Solves Nothing FRONT PAGE

Identifying and Overcoming Our Most Destructive Negative Mind

Anger solves nothing.  These three simple words tell us almost everything we need to know about the negative state of mind of anger.  What we also need to understand, however, is how to identify subtle layers of anger within our own mind and overcome every last trace of anger in our minds.

During this course, learn practical methods for identifying and overcoming your own anger.  Everyone is welcome.

Asheville: Anger Solves Nothing (Dec. 6)

Saturday, December 6
10am – 1pm with Gen Nyema
at AB Technical College
340 Victoria Road (Rhododendron – Room 351)
$20 or $15 students/seniors (Discounts for Monthly Members)

Anger Solves Nothing:  Anger Solves Nothing FRONT PAGE

Identifying and Overcoming Our Most Destructive Negative Mind

Anger solves nothing.  These three simple words tell us almost everything we need to know about the negative state of mind of anger.  What we also need to understand, however, is how to identify subtle layers of anger within our own mind and overcome every last trace of anger in our minds.

During this course, learn practical methods for identifying and overcoming your own anger.  Everyone is welcome.

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