Tickets are $10 / $5 for Members - Does not include General Admission The Art of Peaceful Living: A Public Talk and Meditation with International Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa Within our mind lies an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness. Through the simple practice of meditation we can learn to access that potential. In meditation we learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, such as anger, that produce unhappiness, and instead to cultivate peaceful, powerful minds such as love, acceptance, wisdom, and joy. We also learn to transform our day-to-day experiences, especially our conflicts and problems, into opportunities for developing these peaceful minds. In this way, we learn the art of being peaceful and the special skill of creating happiness for ourselves and others.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition -- International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism. Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Buddhist master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe Kelsang's guidance, he has taught at many centers and event internationally. Gen-la is well loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people's hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.