In-depth meditation class

The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

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with Gen Kelsang Suma

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8: 30 pm

Classes will begin with an exploration of how to find the real meaning of human life. We  will then explore teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s  latest book,  The Mirror of Dharma – with Additions. Gen Suma will receive the oral transmission of this book at Fall Festival and will focus in her teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path – the path to perfect peace, the path of compassion, the path of wisdom.

Each class will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation. We’ll then listen to a teaching and engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class.

Cost is $12 per class or 4 classes for $40 (free for members)

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Jul
30
Fri
International Summer Festival 2021
Jul 30 – Aug 14 all-day

THE VERY ESSENCE OF MODERN KADAMPA BUDDHISM

The NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2021, July 30 – August 14 – two weeks of inspiring empowerments and teachings from the two most senior Teachers in NKT, with a short retreat in each week – a rare and precious opportunity to enjoy the essential practices of Modern Kadampa Buddhism  wherever you are in the world.

In recognition of current restrictions, we have received permission to stream the entire Festival, including the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, live online. So for the very first time, we will offer a blended live in-person and live- streamed online Festival.

In-person attendance will be limited to Week 2 for those not at MKMC prior to the Festival and available only for people residing in the UK. The entire Festival will be streamed live for those in European time zones and a recording of the live teaching will then be rebroadcast in several other time zones.

Please note, there will be only one opportunity in each time zone to receive the empowerments, but the teachings, meditations and retreat sessions will remain online until 23:59 (UK time) on 4 September.

Week 1: July 30 – August 4
The Heart Practice 

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightement, which is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.

By relying on the Wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we will quickly gain deep inner experience of Lamrim and transform our life into the very path to enlightenment.

Week 2: August 6 – 14 
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “The gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.”

The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.

Aug
7
Sat
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Sep
7
Tue
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Oct
7
Thu
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Nov
7
Sun
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Dec
7
Tue
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Jan
7
Fri
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Jan 7 – Jan 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Feb
7
Mon
Worldwide 24-hour Tara Prayers
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.

Eastern Standard times are the 7th of every month @ 9:00pm and the 8th @ 1:00am, 5:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 5:00pm