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Sat, Sep 05


Live-Stream Retreat

• Retreat: The Healing Power of Meditation

With guest teacher Gen Kelsang Demo. In this one-day retreat, learn to heal your mind and enhance your love, compassion, and wisdom. Available online through Sept 10.

• Retreat: The Healing Power of Meditation
• Retreat: The Healing Power of Meditation

Time & Location

Sep 05, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Live-Stream Retreat


Register by 4pm on Sept 5, and stream any time through Sept 10.

In this one-day retreat, learn to heal your mind and enhance your love, compassion, and wisdom. The Buddhist meditation practice of taking and giving is one of the most powerful methods for opening our hearts and for healing mental and physical illness.This ancient healing meditation practice has the ability to bring mental peace and happiness, and is especially helpful in situations where we may otherwise feel powerless to directly help others or to overcome adversity. (Yes, it's possible to do a successful retreat at home!)

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of this retreat.


10am: Session 1 available *  

11:30am: Session 2 available *  

1:30pm: Session 3 available *  

3pm: Session 4 available *  

each session is 1 hour long, and includes practical teaching and guided meditation

* and available to stream through Sept 10

PLUS: Join Gen Demo for a live online group chat on Sun, Sep 6 at 12:30pm CDT. Bring your thoughts and questions, or just hang out for a bit. Register to receive the link.


This retreat will draw from the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness. It's not required to have a copy, but some people like to follow along or read more afterward. Click the book title to order a printed or e-book copy from Tharpa Publications. Or contact us (below) to arrange for curbside pickup from our Oak Park location.


Special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Demo is a modern Buddhist nun and the Midwest Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union. She is also the Resident Teacher for Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest. Click here to read more and watch samples of her teaching.


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