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Reduce Anxiety & Difficult Thoughts

FRI, Apr 26

6:30 - 8pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher

When we experience challenging situations or are caught in difficult thought patterns it can provoke anxiety. From a Buddhist perspective, we can use adverse conditions to pacify our anxiety and prevent future suffering through compassion and wisdom practices. 

In this talk, Gen Chokyi will explore the following:
- How to recognize and reduce difficult though patterns

- How to transform adversity through a wisdom line of thought
- Learning the visualization and recitation of a special breathing meditation that functions to pacify anxiety


"Compassion is a mind that is motivated by cherishing other living beings and wishes to release them from their suffering.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


As a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Kelsang Chokyi has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 19 years and is an ordained American Buddhist nun. She is the Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington. With joy, wisdom, and experience, she shows how everyone can easily integrate Buddha’s teachings into daily life.


This weekend retreat will be using the book Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It's not required to have this books, but some people like to have them on hand during the event or read more afterward. You can purchase books in our Bookstore & Shop — check out our Shop schedule.


> guided meditations

> inspirational talk

> in person and live stream (for members)

Register or Drop In

> No experience necessary and everyone is welcome

> Cushy chairs and cushions

Friday Night Only — $12/adult, student and senior

Talk included in Memberships:

$40 for 30 Days, Basic +, FP and Supporting Members

in person and live stream (for members)

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