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Silence is Golden
Retreat in silence

MON, Jan 1

10:00am - 1:00pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher

Start the first day of 2024 with some silence to contemplate and connect with a deep level of relaxation. Discover the real freedom to be found in a calm and quiet mind. 


In this short guided meditation retreat, Gen Kelsang Chokyi will guide meditations that help us be clear and stable about our spiritual aspirations for the new year. Normally, we focus our new year resolutions on external endeavors; in this retreat, we will focus on positive, mental change.

The retreat is suitable for all meditation levels, including beginners who wish to get some experience of a silent retreat. It includes guided meditations, short teachings as well as a written Q&A in the last session. Everyone can benefit from this retreat — you don't have to be Buddhist to participate.

You can to register 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 19 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 - 1pm — Session 2


This retreat will be using the book Modern Buddhism 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




SILENT RETREAT | 10am - 1pm

2 sessions in silence with 15min break

> calming guided meditations

> short talks to inspire

> guided meditations to transform

Register or Drop In
All levels of experience are welcome

> Cushy chairs and cushions

$25/adult, $20/student, senior

Retreat included in Memberships:

$40 for 30 Days, FP and Supporting Members

Membership Options

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