Special Events

Northeast Dharma Celebration September 4th-7th

buddhist templeRegistration opens Wednesday, June 24 at 12 noon. Visit registration information to register.

The annual Northeast Dharma Celebration is an opportunity for people from around the Northeast Region to gather together in the naturally peaceful and restorative environment of the beautiful World Peace Temple and share in the inspiration of the empowerment, teachings and guided meditations. This chance to reconnect with friends from other parts of the country and to receive teachings that speak directly to our capacity for improving the lives of ourselves and others brings great meaning to our “spiritual vacation.”

buddhist teacherThis year, over Labor Day Weekend, Gen Jampa will be granting the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and giving teachings on developing profound love. Buddha Maitreya is the manifestation of all the Buddhas’ realization of loving kindness. Through receiving this empowerment – a blissful guided meditation – we will make a deep connection with Maitreya’s enlightened mind. Through receiving Maitreya’s powerful blessing we can develop the most profoundly loving heart. With this experience, we can nurture our relationships and swiftly actualize our potential to develop the deep happiness of inner peace.

Living Fearlessly Day Course
Sept 12th at 10:00 am – 3:30 pm with Kadam Morten

Anxiety and fear can cripple our enjoyment of life. Fear, however, has it’s root in our mind, in particular in a mistaken apprehension of who we are.  Due to this we relate to our limitations instead of our potential.  In this daycourse, Kadam Morten will introduce us to one of Buddha’s most liberating insights, the true nature of self. He will teach and guide a profound but simple meditations to help us to begin to let go of our underlying source of fear – and to open us up to a life of great joy, flexibility and confidence.  This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

During this course we will learn meditations to help us let go of the limiting mental habit that is fear. Through this we will develop a peaceful mind, be able to make the most of every moment of our life and begin to uncover its true meaning. Kadam Morten will present an inspiring vision of our potential, based on Buddha’s teachings. He will guide us in simple yet effective meditations that we can use in our own daily lives, gradually bringing our vision into reality. Through using these timeless methods, we can empower ourselves and learn to enjoy truly satisfying and meaningful lives.

The Teacher

KMPublicityTeachingShot400Kadam Morten Clausen is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre New York City. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Kadam” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher in the Kadam tradition.

Kadam Morten met his teacher, Geshe Kelsang, while attending university in England. He taught widely throughout the UK and helped develop many Kadampa Centers in England and later in the United States, where he has been teaching for more than 18 years. In addition to his local teaching responsibilities he regularly teaches and guides meditations and retreats throughout the United States and Europe.

Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.