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Taming the Wild Elephant Mind

Mini Meditation Retreat in silence

SAT, April 22 

10am- 1pm

with Gen Kelsang Zamling

Guest Teacher from KMC Chicago

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The word mindfulness is used in many ways in modern society, but understanding how it really works to protect our mind from negativity and pain is wisdom; and this wisdom is very rare. In this short retreat we will gently explore how our untrained mind is like a “wild elephant” that causes lots of damage. However, if we learn how to control our mind using the rope of mindfulness our fears and anxiety will be reduced and eventually cease altogether. 

Please join us for this silent retreat where we can begin to enjoy protecting our mind through training our mind. 

Everyone is welcome, no meditation experience is necessary.


Gen Kelsang Zamling is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago. He is an American Buddhist monk who has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and has taught in the United States and in the UK.



10:00 - 11:00am — Session 1

11:15am - 12:00pm — Session 2

12:15 - 1:00pm — Session 3


This retreat will be using the books How to Transform Your Life and Meaningful to Behold by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. If you wish, you can purchase the book at our Bookstore & Shop.

You can register for the mini meditation retreat or pay at the door.




$15/students & seniors (65+)

Free for FP, $30 for 30 Days, 
Basic Plus and Supporting Members

Monthly Membership Options

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