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Navigating Painful Feelings
Mini Mediation Retreat

SAT, April 8 

10am- 1pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyi

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Do you feel isolated in your feelings? Do you bottle them up trying to navigate life without looking deeply out of fear or being overwhelmed?


Gen Chokyi will explore how to fearlessly navigate painful feelings like sadness, worry and distress. We can use our unfortunate conditions with meditation to transform our minds and gradually reduce painful feelings having control over us.

“In these impure times we encounter many hindrances,
and so we need a special method for transforming difficult conditions
into causes of spiritual paths that bring pure happiness.”

— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Everyone is welcome to come to this retreat; no meditation experience is necessary.



10:00 - 11:00am — Session 1

11:15am - 12:00pm — Session 2

12:15 - 1:00pm — Session 3



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 retreat will be using the book Universal Compassion 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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