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Wicker Park

Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. But on the auspicious day of June 4, at Kadampa centers around the world, we offer our faith through prayer and mantra recitation.

Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wicker Park, 2010 W Pierce Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA

Details

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. 

But on the auspicious day of June 4, at Kadampa centers around the world, with minds of joy and gratitude, we offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat. 

No previous experience necessary; absolutely everyone is welcome!

SCHEDULE

10:00 - 11:15am: Teaching: Offering our Faith -- The Kadampa Buddhist Way of Life

11:30 - 1:00pm: Retreat Session 1

lunch break

2:30 - 4:00pm: Retreat Session 2

4:30 - 6:00pm: Retreat Session 3

7:00 - 9:00pm: you are also invited to stay for Offering to the Spiritual Guide meditation prayers

TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Zamling, the Resident Teacher (main teacher) at KMC Chicago, has over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing meditation. Adept at guiding both new and experienced practitioners, he’s known for his practical approach, warmth, and clarity. He is also an immaculate example of someone who has taken Buddha’s teachings to heart.

BOOKS & MATERIALS

This retreat will use the following prayer booklets:

A limited number of copies will be available to borrow during the retreat, but you are encouraged to bring your own copies if you have them. You can click any title above to learn more about it or to order a printed or e-book copy from Tharpa Publications. You can also purchase copies in person at our Oak Park and Wicker Park locations.

COST

Free - please RSVP below

LIVESTREAMING

This in-person event is also available by livestream for monthly members. To attend by livestream, monthly members should register through the Livestreaming for Members page. Not a member? Learn more about our membership options here.

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