Increasing Wisdom

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We are now OPEN for in-person classes and events!

We will be practicing CDC safety protocols that must be followed by everyone.


July 6–August 3

Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM / Live & In-Person

Increasing Wisdom

Teachings from The New Heart of Wisdom

All living beings hold in their heart a wish to be happy but very few know how to attain it. If we check, we will see that the happiness of this life is only temporary and eventually gives way to suffering.

True happiness comes from wisdom. Through the kindness of Buddha's teachings, we can increase our wisdom and discover the path to true happiness—enlightenment.

Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from mistaken appearance and functions to bestow inner peace on all living beings. Buddha's teachings explain how to begin, make progress on, and complete the path to enlightenment.

In this weekly meditation series, learn how to meditate on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Through increasing your wisdom, you will understand how to fulfill your own and others wishes for true happiness.


Each class includes guided meditations, teaching, and time for Q&A (not available for online-only classes). A brief introduction of the topic will be presented followed by a guided meditation to settle the mind, the main teaching, and a closing guided meditation.

The main teaching will cover the class topic. It includes an explanation of Buddhist practices and methods to apply them to your daily life through meditation, contemplation, and effort. Reference to particular pages in books may be offered. It is not necessary to have the coursebook in order to benefit, but you may find it helpful. Further reading is always encouraged.

Each teaching ends with another guided meditation specifically to help students take the teaching to heart and be able to begin to practice on their own what they’ve learned in class.

Classes will be posted weekly throughout the course and will remain available for viewing for the length of the series. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.

Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. Classes are held weekly. Suitable for all levels of experience.


By revealing the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings, the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, The New Heart of Wisdom shows how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal compassion.

This special presentation of Buddha's teachings offers truly liberating insights and advice for the contemporary reader. It reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings, the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The author, Geshe Kelang Gyatso, shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness by developing a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

The New Heart of Wisdom can be purchased from our bookstore. Please contact our Treasurer, Brian Worthen, for details: 505-999-8656. It can also be purchased online at

New Heart of Wisdom

Upcoming Series:

Resolving Conflict (Aug)

Branch Locations:

Engage in the same series through our Branch Locations

Rio Rancho with Senior Kadampa Teacher, David Craft | Tuesday Nights, 6:15–7:45PM


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About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Meditation Teacher in AlbuquerqueGen Kelsang Chokyan is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 18 years and teaches with warmth and enthusiasm, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our daily life.


**This class is available IN-PERSON and ONLINE**
142 Monroe St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108