Thursday, December 31 | 7:00 – 8:45am

Start the New Year in a way you intend to continue it—with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart. Although we cannot be physically together this New Year’s eve, we can gather “virtually.”

Gen Khyenwang will give a brief talk and then will guide a meditation on compassion within the practice of Avalokiteshvara (the Buddha of Compassion), a beautiful arrangement of prayer and mantra recitation. We can then each light a candle (wherever we are) while mentally setting our own spiritual goals for the new year. Together, we will dedicate our peaceful minds and positive energy to the welfare of all. There is an optional “virtual social time” directly following this.

class cost

By donation only.

what to expect:

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Talk and Buddha of Compassion Practice
8:05 pm | Lighting of Candles
8:15 – 8:45pm – Virtual Socializing

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center. She is a close disciple and student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.

*Note: Please do not record classes or share the livestream link with others. Online offerings are intended for those who live in CT, Western MA, and VT. If you live outside these areas, visit this link to find a Center near you. For more information, email or call 860-266-6041.