Abiding in the Peace of Emptiness | Meditation Retreat

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Norden

Saturday, May 20 | 10a.m.–3:30p.m.


Emptiness is the doorway to liberation. 
During this guided day retreat we will meditate on the sacred object of emptiness, or ultimate truth. Gaining even a little experience of this object can profoundly change your understanding of yourself, others and the world.
In Buddhism, "emptiness" refers not to nothingness. but to the ultimate nature of reality. It is an experience of profound mental freedom that allows us to let go of our painful habits; through meditating on emptiness we can quickly become the person we wish to be -- profoundly happy, compassionate, and wise.

10–11:15 am
12–1:15 pm
2:15–3:30 pm

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Norden, a senior ordained teacher, was requested by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to teach modern Buddhism at Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1994, Gen Norden has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for nearly 30 years. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the precious dharma of Modern Buddhism with such an experienced practitioner.

Pay in advance: Full day/ Half day $35/ $25
Pay on the day: Full day / Half day $40/ $35
Free for Benefactor/ Half Price for members
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Saturday, May 19th
10:30a.m. –3p.m.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
741 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We care about your safety and well-being! 
Here is a list of COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at KMC Georgia:

  • The City of Atlanta has a mask mandate in place, so everyone inside the building must wear a mask. If you don't have a mask with you, one will be provided at reception.  
  • We have a UV air purifier running at all times inside the main meditation room.All doors to the main meditation room will remain open during class to encourage air flow.
  • Chairs in the meditation rooms have signage to encourage social distancing.   If you don't feel comfortable sitting in the main meditation room, you may sit in the smaller meditation room or in the reception/cafe area, where we have a TV monitor link and audio. If you are in the café area, you may still watch the class through the open glass doors.
  • We offer hand sanitizer to all our guests and volunteers, and sanitize all high touch areas before every class.