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Meditation Changes Everything
Saturday Silent Retreat

SAT, Mar 30

10am - 1pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher

Within silence, we can discover deeper aspects of wisdom using the ancient teachings from Buddha to integrate into our modern lives. Even if you've never tried or think that you can be silent, would like to invite you to experience the benefits of silence by exploring your mind with wisdom.


Meditation is used to recognize harmful states of mind and replace them with beneficial states that function to create a settled and peaceful mind by focusing our attention appropriately on a virtuous object like patient acceptance.


In this silent retreat, Gen Chokyi will explore the following:

- The destructive nature of anger and resentment and how it creates suffering now and in the future

- The ability to recognize this destructive mind and re-focus in a beneficial way using logic to protect your mind and in turn protect others

- How to navigate with meditation the immense benefits of not following our instinctive reaction to retaliate and harm others

“Anger is the friend of no one. Our anger never helps us, and another person’s anger never helps them. All anger ever does is destroy our own and others’ virtues and bring nothing but unhappiness.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


10:00 - 11:30am — Session 1

11:45am - 1pm — Session 2



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 How to Solve Your Human Problems 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 in silence 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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