Saturday, October 10 | 10:00am – 2pm

“There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The object that we most grasp at is our self. On a day to day basis, we experience deep suffering when this self is criticized, judged or unhappy in any way. Throughout our life, we put so much energy into trying to keep this self happy and do whatever we need to do to try and fulfil its wishes. But we can never say that we are fully satisfied. Buddha taught that we are actually very confused when it comes to understanding how this “self” actually exists and because of that confusion, we stay stuck in the cycle of pain and unhappiness. In this day retreat, we will explore the nature of the self and engage in practical, profound meditations to help increase our wisdom and begin to live our life more lightly and more joyfully. Everyone is welcome.

Course Cost

$25 Course Fee
$12 for OKBC Basic Members
No cost for OKBC Full & Benefactor Members
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No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa at or 860.883.5675 if you need to make payment arrangements.

Course Schedule

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:00 – 2:00pm

48-hour access

For registrants unable to attend the course in real-time, the recording will be available for 48-hours after the course.

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.