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Better Together: Karmic Connections
Saturday Silent Retreat

SAT, May 25

10am - 1pm

with Kadam Tom,

Kadampa 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.


We like being together when things are going well in our relationships like when we are being treated kindly and with respect. However, if our love diminishes when others cause some problems or fail to appreciate us, this indicates our love is unstable and weak. 


In this silent retreat, Kadam Tom will explore the following:

- how we can create good karma, actions, with others

- how is it possible to see others in a positive way even if they are not creating good feelings with us

- how to stabilize and strengthen our love for others in a beneficial way

“There is no need to blame the other person for failing to live up to our expectations.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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-five 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 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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