Promise of Enlightenment

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Meditation Courses in Albuquerque

January 12—February 9

Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM / Live & On-demand

The Promise of Enlightenment

Follow the path to happiness

The world climate is full of disruptive change—issues in the environment, the unfolding ramifications of Covid-19, civil and social unrest, an uneasy political atmosphere. For many people our society and its future have never felt more uncertain. Now more than ever, it is clear that we need permanent freedom from suffering and real happiness—the state of enlightment.

What is the principal method for attaining enlightenment quickly? It is ‘Bodhichitta.’ This ‘supreme good heart’ arises from a compassionate wish to end the suffering of others. It is a promise to complete the path to enlightenment to be able to benefit each and every living being. A person who is motivated by bodhichitta is called a Bodhisattva—one who is destined for enlightenment.

By living the Bodhisattva's way of life, all your daily activities will begin to have great meaning and everything you do will move you closer to the supreme happiness of enlightenment.

In this five-week series, learn how to transform your life into the path to enlightenment. Learn to respond to uncertainty and impermanence by embracing a life of compassion. Through responding constructively to the suffering of others, you will become a guiding light in this challenging and uncertain time.

Taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Resident Teacher of KMC New Mexico. Suitable for all levels of experience. Classes will be posted weekly throughout the course and will remain available for viewing anytime.


CLASS STRUCTURE

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 anytime. 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.


ABOUT THE BOOK

A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify negative minds, and how to practice the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva's way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.

The Bodhisattva Vow can be purchased from our bookstore. Please contact our Treasurer, Brian Worthen, for details: 505-999-8656. It can also be purchased online at Tharpa.com.


UPCOMING SERIES
Understanding Death (Feb/Mar)


Access to ONLINE STREAMING

If you are experiencing any problems accessing this course, please call Brian (505-999-8656).

Monthly Member Registration/Log in:
If you are a KMC New Mexico Monthly Member and have not yet created an account, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT and then REQUEST ACCESS TO THIS COURSE. Use the register button below to first register for an account, then send an email to [email protected] in order to request access to this course. Once you are added, the course content will appear on this page.

If you already have an account just log in using the 'Login' button below and the course content will appear on this page.

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, you can simply register and pay for the full course using the 'Pay Here' button above.  To purchase an individual class week, click on the specific 'Access Week' button below and then click on the 'Pay Here' button for that class.  You will receive login information after your purchase and then will see the course content on this page below.

 

Access Week 2 1/19/2021

 

Access Week 3 1/26/2021

 

Access Week 4 2/2/2021

 

Access Week 5 2/9/2021

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.

Location

**This class is available ONLINE**


Branch Locations:

Engage in the same series through our Branch Locations

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