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Centered in the Solution retreat

SAT, June 22

10am - 1pm

with Kadam Tom,

Kadampa Teacher

When we see a family member or a friend struggling, we can feel compassion. Perhaps, we feel compassion for stray animals and wish to protect them harm on the streets. All of us have compassion, it’s our potential to becoming a Buddha, this wish to protect and free others from pain and suffering. 


“When a dog sees her puppies in pain she develops the wish to protect them and free them from pain, and this compassionate wish is her Buddha seed. Unfortunately, however, animals have no ability to train in compassion, and so their Buddha seed cannot ripen. Human beings, though, have a great opportunity to develop their Buddha nature.” - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In this retreat, Kadam Tom will explore the following:

— What is our actual human potential?

— How does our love and compassion for others awaken our human potential?

— How is compassion is a solution to solving daily problems?

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 The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It's not required to have this book and mp3, 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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