meditation classes and workshops for all levels.

sundays | 10:30 am-noon | live-streamed

When we learn to let go of self-defeating thoughts and limiting beliefs, we begin to recognize the amazing freedom we have to enjoy our life and face problems and difficulties with a light and clear mind.

Buddha taught logical reasons to prove that the way things appear to a mind with ignorance is not the way they actually exist. Through gaining insight and experience into Buddha’s profound teachings on emptiness, we can begin to see ourself and our world with wisdom and eventually solve all our daily problems.

Each class includes guided meditation and brief advice from Buddha’s teachings. Since these drop-in classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, you are welcome to attend any time. No prior experience or commitment required.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang.

Register for the full series here,
or register for an individual class by clicking the titles below.

June  6  – What is Emptiness?
June  13 – Identifying the Self in Daily Life
June  20 – US FESTIVAL – No class
June 27 – Protecting the Mind with Wisdom

        July 4 – Center Is Closed For Holiday

Each class is live-streamed at 10:30 am. By registering, you will have access to the series or individual class through July 5.

SPECIAL promotion: $30 for entire series
$12 per class | Free for Supporting Members

tuesdays | 11:00-11:30am | live-streamed

Take a break from your day and deepen your wisdom and inner peace. Each class includes brief advice from Buddha’s teachings which we can then take to heart with a guided meditation. Everyone is welcome.

Take a break from your day and deepen your wisdom and inner peace. Each class includes brief advice from Buddha’s teachings which we can then take to heart with a guided meditation. Everyone is welcome. $5 | Free for Supporting Members

Led by Vincent Tiu

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6/8 | 11am

6/15 | 11am

6/22 | 11am

6/29 | 11am

The class is live-streamed via zoom at 11:00 am.

$5 per class | Free for Supporting Members

wednesdays | 7:00-8:15 pm | live-streamed

We all have an extraordinary potential for real happiness, inner peace, lasting freedom and even enlightenment. Authentic self-love is the wish to discover and then actualize this pure potential so that we may live the most authentic, joyful, and meaningful life possible. Conducting our life in this fashion puts us in the position to be of greatest benefit to others.

In this series, we will explore teachings on Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, Buddha’s very first teachings. Through contemplating and meditating on these vital teachings we can liberate ourselves from the inner causes of suffering and put ourselves on the direct path to true and lasting happiness.

Each class includes guided meditation and brief advice from Buddha’s teachings. Since these drop-in classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, you are welcome to attend any time. No prior experience or commitment required.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang.

Register for the full series here,
or register for an individual class by clicking the titles below.

May 26 – Protecting Yourself with Wisdom
June  2 –  How the Truth of Suffering Leads to Freedom
June 9 – Abandoning the Root of Suffering
June 16 –  How to Practice the Path to Freedom
June 23 – NO CLASS – US FESTIVAL
June 30 – The Real Meaning of Human Life

Each class is live-streamed at 7:00 pm. By registering, you will have access to the series or individual class on demand through July 5.

SPECIAL promotion: $50 for entire series
$12 per class | Free for Supporting Members

saturday, june 12

Everyone is welcome to join in on Saturday, Sunday or both days! Last month, a group from Odiyana had a wonderful opportunity to visit KMC New York together and they all had a wonderful time, working together to prepare for US Festival. Take this time to visit the temple, get together with Odiyana sangha and meet others from area centers while engaging in beautiful virtuous actions!

Schedule

  • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm (but if you’re able to stay until 5:00pm, the extra few hours are appreciated!)

Attend Saturday or both days. Anyone is welcome to arrive Friday night so that Saturday morning could be a more relaxing start to the day. There will be breaks for snacks and lunch and time during the visit to enjoy being at the World Peace Temple.

Onsite Accommodations

The indoor accommodations are quite limited! There are also ten camping tents that can be supplied, or if you would like to bring your own gear, even better! If you would like to stay onsite in the accommodations, KMC NY will ask that you are fully vaccinated or that you have received a negative Covid test before arriving at KMC NY.

There are no costs for meals and onsite accommodations.

Offsite Accommodations
Here’s a list of local places that are recommended:

  • Inn the Glenn (2-minute walk to KMC NY): www.inntheglen.com
  • VRBO options available here
  • Airbnb options available here
  • Hampton Inn (25-minute drive to KMC NY): Website
  • Best Western (25-minute drive to KMC NY): Website

To register, complete the registration form below here: https://forms.gle/SXMKtuQSC8NCx7Xy8

Contact Melissa, Administrative Director, with any questions at 860.883.5675 or admin@odiyana.org

sat june 12 – tues june 15, [intro] thurs, june 10 | live-streamed

Wisdom and Imagination: Creating a Pure World Mandala Offering Retreat

This in-depth meditation retreat will emphasize the powerful meditation practice of mentally offering a pure universe filled with pure environments, pure enjoyments, populated by a pure society helping one another attain pure happiness and peace. “Mandala” means a pure universe filled with pure environments, pure enjoyments, populated by a pure society helping one another attain pure happiness and peace.

This retreat will use the beautiful and blessed traditional prayers, Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and emphasize the powerful meditation practice of making mental mandala offerings. By engaging in these meditations sincerely we can transform our body, mind, environment and activities into the blissful wisdom of enlightenment. Guided meditation sessions will include a brief explanation and guidance during meditations, whereas the unguided sessions will leave more time for self-guided meditation.

Introduction and Guided Session led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang.

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SCHEDULE
The Thursday evening introduction session is strongly encouraged for students new to this type of retreat. This retreat is available from Saturday, June 12, until Tuesday, June 15, after the conclusion of the last session.

The guided session will be live at 5:30pm on Sunday, June 13.  However, the self-guided sessions are available beginning Saturday morning at 7:45am. The times for the self-guided sessions are suggested times, but you are welcome to access the sessions at the times that works best for you!

 

thurs. june 10

  • Introduction Course | 6:00-7:30pm: Retreat Preparatory Teaching: Attaining Enlightenment through Making Mandala Offerings

sunday, june 13

  • Session 1 | 7:45 – 9:00am – self-guided
  • SUNDAY DROP IN CLASS: 10:30-11:45am
  • Session 2 | 3:00-4:15pm – self-guided
  • Session 3 | 5:30-7:00pm – guided
  • Wishfulfilling Jewel (Chanted Prayers) with Tsog Offering: 7:30-8:30pm

sat (june12), mon (june 14), and tues (june 15)  – all self-guided

  • Session 1: 7:45-9:00am
  • Session 2: 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Session 3: 4:30-5:45pm
  • Session 4: 7:00-8:15pm

Introduction: $10 | Free for Supporting Members
$5 for Guided Sessions. No cost for unguided sessions or Wishfulling Jewel Chanted Prayers.

All sessions are free for Supporting Members

friday, june 25 | 7:00-8:30 pm | live-streamed

How often do you find yourself getting stuck in the past? We are all trying to improve our good qualities both to benefit ourselves and others around us, but we can get caught in a mindset thinking that there are just some things we can’t change. When we relate to ourselves as fixed and unchangeable, thinking “This is how I am”, we lose touch with our actual potential for limitless growth, freedom, and profound inner peace and compassion.
In this lecture, Gen Kelsang Khyenwang will share Buddha’s teachings of the truth of impermanence and the wisdom that understands reality and how these can free us from the ignorance of grasping at a self that no longer exists.

Everyone is welcome.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang.

sat, july 10 | 1:00-2:00 pm | live-streamed

Love is the great protector. It keeps our mind peaceful and positive, free from hatred, anger, and other delusions. We all have the potential for limitless love and can learn to deepen and stabilize that experience of feeling warm and close to others through practicing Buddha’s time-tested teachings and meditations. This brief retreat session is perfect for all levels and gives us an opportunity to gain deep familiarity with profound minds of loving-kindness that we can take with us into daily life.

Format:
A one-hour session with guided meditations and advice for practicing in daily life.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang.

Registration Coming Soon.

$10 Free for Supporting Members

Streamed Live on Zoom
Experience the power of engaging in prayers as a group. Chanted prayers are an important component of training in spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with the Buddhas, and receive blessings.

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Prayer sessions are streamed live on Zoom.
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Find out more about the various chanted prayer sessions offered.

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