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Habits of Happy People:
A Daily Meditation Practice 

SAT, August 3

10:00am - 1:00pm 

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. 


“Inner peace, or mental peace, is the source of all our happiness. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness.”


In this retreat, we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. 

The retreat is suitable for those who are new to meditation or would like to deepen their experience. It includes guided meditations, short teachings as well as Q&A in the last session. Everyone can benefit from this retreat — you don't have to be Buddhist to participate.


This retreat is followed by an optional vegetarian lunch ($8), please register for the lunch online by Thursday, July 3 to participate so we can prepare accordingly.

You can register for the retreat online or in person at KMC Bloomington's reception.


As a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen Kelsang Chokyi has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years and is an American Buddhist nun. She is the Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington. With joy, wisdom and experience, she illuminates how we can integrate Buddha's teachings into daily life.  


10:00 - 11:30am — Session 1

11:45am - 1:00pm — Session 2

1:00 - 2:00pm — Lunch


This retreat will be using the book How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It's not required to have these 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 — shop schedule



with Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher


RETREAT | 10am - 1pm

2 sessions with 15min break

> calming guided meditations

> short talks to inspire

> guided meditations to transform

Register or Drop In
Some experience about Buddhist philosophy on emptiness will be helpful

> Cushy chairs and cushions

$25/adult, $20/student, senior

$8/vegetarian lunch

Retreat only included in Memberships:

$40 for 30 Days, FP and Supporting Members

Membership Options

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