Goodbye Loneliness: Living a Life of Connection

Special Weekend Retreat
Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18
with Visiting teacher, Gen Kelsang Lingpur, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona

Loneliness. We’ve all been there. It’s such a painful, isolating feeling and sometimes it feels as if we can never escape it.

This state of mind can leave us feeling empty and hopeless. We often feel stuck in our own thoughts and don’t know how to release our self from these painful feelings. At the same time, we experience a separation from others, while yearning for a sense of connection. These feelings can lead to other unpeaceful states of mind which can result in unhealthy thoughts and habits.

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Yet it is completely possible to free our self from loneliness, regardless of our circumstances.

Buddhist meditation is not just about developing a peaceful mind. Rather, it is a profound method to enable us to gain deep insight into our mind, our self, and our relationship to others and the world.

Buddha taught that, in truth, we are all naturally and profoundly interconnected. By learning to understand this connection, we’ll reduce our sense of isolation, allowing a natural closeness and authentic love for others to arise. Through this wisdom, we can transform our outlook on life, heal our relationships, and lay the foundation for universal love, which is the key to solving not only our own problems but those of our world as well.

In this three day urban retreat, we will learn simple, direct methods to remove our underlying sense of isolation, opening us up to an authentic experience of joy and connection with others. On this basis we will find it easy to develop fulfilling relationships and to feel that sense of connection even when we are on our own.

Sessions include a teaching explaining key concepts and a guided meditation. Some sessions include time for question and answer.  

Everyone is welcome. No meditation experience is necessary.

Session times

Friday:
Introductory Talk 7:00-8:30p.m.

Saturday:
Meditation Session 1: 10:00-11:15a.m.
Meditation Session 2: 11:45a.m.-1:00p.m.
Lunch on your own
Meditation Session 3:00-4:15p.m.

Plus bonus class with Gen Lingpur!
Our regular Sunday class at 10:30 a.m. will include a continuation of this topic as a stand-alone class. Drop in!

 

About the Teachers


Gen Lingpur is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona in Tucson. She has been a student and disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. Gen Lingpur has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for many years and has taught in the New Kadampa Tradition in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Mexico. Having benefited greatly herself from the study of Buddhadharma, she is happy to give back by sharing her love of Buddha’s teachings. With a down-to-earth style, Gen Lingpur helps us to look at our situation in a new light and to transform negative minds into positive ones.


Price:

Whole weekend Regular $45 in advance, $50 at the door 
Whole weekend Students and Seniors $35 in advance, $40 at the door 
Friday Public Talk Regular $15
Friday Public Talk Students and Seniors $10 
Saturday Only Regular $35 in advance, $40 at the door 
Saturday Only  Students and Seniors $25 in advance, $30 at the door 
Sunday General Program Class $15 
Sunday General Program Class Students and Seniors $10

**Sorry discount codes do not apply for this event, due to visiting teacher’s travel costs.

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Where

741 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta 30307