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Peace is Closer than You Think retreat

SAT, July 20

10am - 1pm

with Kadam Tom,

Kadampa Teacher

We all want peace of mind. We think once work settles down, our health gets better or the families' schedule gets more manageable then we can have some peace of mind. In this retreat, you will discover that you don't have to wait for everything externally to get aligned before you can have a settled, content mind. 


“If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.” 
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In this retreat, Kadam Tom will explore the following:

— What is inner peace and how can it be cultivated in daily life?

— How to pacify disturbing distracting thoughts and focus appropriately through meditation to generate a peaceful mind.

— What really obstructs our peace of mind and how to remove those barriers?

The retreat is suitable for all meditation levels, including beginners. 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.



10:00 - 11:30am — Session 1

11:45am - 1pm — Session 2



Kadam Tom Mitchell has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for twenty-eight years. Previously he has served as the first Resident Teacher of Kadampa Buddhism in Indiana. Often spiced with humor, his teachings enable busy modern people to benefit from ancient Buddhist wisdom in their day-to-day lives.


This retreat will be using the book How to Transform Your Life and Meditations for Relaxation by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It's not required to have this book, 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.



2 sessions with 15min break

> calming guided meditations

> short talks to inspire

> guided meditations to transform

> in person only

Register or Drop In

> No experience necessary and everyone is welcome

> Cushy chairs and cushions

Saturday Retreat— $25/adult, $20/student, senior

Retreat included in Memberships:

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

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