SPECIAL EVENT IN ALBUQUERQUE
Thursday, December 31, 6:30–9pm
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION / LIVE-STREAMED
Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World
An alternative New Year’s Eve celebration
Join us for this special evening as we come together in spirit and mind to set a joyful and positive intention for the New Year. Gen Chokyan will guide us in meditation, share inspirational words of wisdom, and conclude with prayers to Buddha Avalokiteshvara.
Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ compassion. By relying sincerely on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and reciting his mantra with strong faith, temporarily we will improve our realizations of all the stages of the path, especially our realization of great compassion, and ultimately we will attain supreme Buddhahood in Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land.
Traditionally, we would each get up to light a candle in the gompa. Since we can’t physically be together this year, you can do this at home and it will have the same effect. Prepare a candle and it will be indicated during the event at what moment we will all do this together.
Start the New Year with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart.
Everyone is welcome so invite your family and friends to enjoy this magical evening together!
This special event is led by Gen Kelsang Chokyan Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher at KMC New Mexico.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Gen 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 event will be LIVE-STREAMED**