Event Details

Attend either the morning or afternoon event or participate in the full day.

9:30 am – noon

Meditation is simply gaining familiarity with a positive state of mind. It has so many benefits that we can begin to experience in daily life. But how do you meditate? How do keep a practice going? In this course, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Although this is a beginner course, it is entirely applicable to those with experience.

2:00 – 4:30 pm

Of all the scientific methods taught by Buddha to develop the capacity of our minds, one of the most transformative and magical is Taking and Giving. In this special practice we connect with a radically pure and powerful potential within our hearts for profound love and compassion. This special technique nurtures this potential, causing it to ripen quickly, and as a result we develop a strong mind that can bear adversity with courage, and a special experience of joy. Everyone is welcome to learn and practice these meditations together.

Morning Course: Meditation for Beginners

9:30-10:30am | session 1
30-min break
11:00am-noon | session 2

$20 | $10 for Basic Members | No cost for Full and Benefactor Members
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Afternoon Retreat: The Healing Power of Meditation

2:00-3:00pm | session 1
30-min break
3:30-4:30pm | session 2

$20 | $10 for Basic Members | No cost for Full and Benefactor Members
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Full Day: A Day of Inner Growth

Attend both morning and afternoon courses.  Set aside a day to cultivate positive, peaceful states of mind.

$35 | $15 for Basic Members | No cost for Full and Benefactor Members
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***For registrants unable to attend the course real-time, the recording will be available for 48-hours after the course.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa at admin@odiyana.org or 860.883.5675 if you need to make payment arrangements.

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life. She has been practicing and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.