Sat, Feb 12|
Oak Park & Online
• The Joy of Meditation: Love is the Great Protector
Guest teacher Gen Kelsang Chokyi will share methods to overcome the turbulence of our minds so that we can connect more deeply with the stillness, happiness and contentment that is naturally abiding within us.
Time & Location
Feb 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Oak Park & Online, 13 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304, USA
Perhaps we may think, “my mind is too busy or my life is too full, I can’t meditate.” The joy of meditation comes when we let go of our limited self and begin to just focus our minds in a limitless way.
During this afternoon retreat, Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Chokyi will share methods to overcome the turbulence of our minds so that we can connect more deeply with the stillness, happiness and contentment that is naturally abiding within us. The focus of this retreat will be on the mind of love and how it is the great protector. With mindfulness and alertness, we can gain familiarity of this precious mind and experience the joy of meditation!
“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
😊 Oak Park (in person)
🕙 Live online
🎞️ Recorded and available for 72 hours afterward
Saturday, February 12
2pm - 5pm Central Time
Session 1 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Session 2 - 3:30 - 4:30 pm
optional Q&A - 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Guest Teacher
Gen Kelsang Chokyi is a modern Buddhist nun and the principal teacher at KMC Bloomington (Indiana). She has taught throughout the United States for many years, and is known for her warm heart, inspiring example, and clear and practical teachings.
BOOKS & MATERIALS
This event will make use of the following resources. It's not necessary to have your own copy, but for those who are interested these are available for purchase at our Oak Park and Wicker Park locations. You can also click any title below for more information, or to order it as a printed, audio, or e-book directly from Tharpa Publications.
$30 in advance
$35 at the door
No one turned away for lack of funds. Contact us to request financial accommodations. FP & Supporting Members: half price; Benefactors and Patrons: free. See the member benefits section for codes needed to receive these discounts. $35 for 30 days: free, discount is automatically applied.
In-Person - Oak Park
Livestream or Recorded
live + 72 hours