Wednesday Evenings at KMC South Carolina

Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:15pm
August 16 – September 13
with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Tabkay
$10 or $5 students/seniors (Free for Monthly Members)

In this series, which is perfect both for newcomers and those with more experience, we will explore the relationship between meditation and happiness. Buddhist meditation gives us direct insight into the causes of happiness within our mind and shows us how to cultivate them. We also learn what is meant by terms such as ‘letting go’, ‘acceptance’, and ‘transformation’, all of which are specific practices through which we stabilize our experience of happiness and overcome our tendencies towards unhappiness. In this way we learn to integrate our training in happiness into our everyday activities.

The emphasis in this series will be in gaining actual experience of these practices. This will vastly improve our life in all areas: work, home, and play.

Class Schedule:

August 16: Inner Peace and Happiness
August 23: Happiness is a Mind
August 30: Letting Go of Unhappiness
September 6: Acceptance and Transformation
September 13: Our Human Potential

About the Teacher

Kelsang TabkayKelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Tabkay travels regularly throughout the Southeast, presenting Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. He previously served as the Education Program Coordinator at KMC South Carolina.

Upcoming Series:

Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:15pm
September 20 – October 18
with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Tabkay
$10 or $5 students/seniors (Free for Monthly Members)

The key to developing greater clarity and happiness in our lives is learning to develop and maintain an experience of inner peace through meditation.

In this meditation class series, you will have an opportunity explore and meditate on one of the most celebrated texts in Kadampa Buddhism: Advice From Atisha’s Heart. In this extraordinary teaching, Buddhist master Atisha reveals with profound insight the solution to our daily problems of anger, anxiety, and depression, as well as a way to experience extraordinary happiness. Through listening to, contemplating, and meditating on this advice, anyone can develop their mind and experience greater happiness in their life.

You may find it helpful to follow along with your own copy of Advice from Atisha’s Heart which can be purchased in our bookstore as the booklet called “The Kadampa Way of Life” or can be found in the appendix of the free ebook, How to Transform Your Life.

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Venue

Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina

2999 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169