Dec 2 | Mantra, Meditation & Mala-Making Workshop


Guided workshop with Buddhist nun Gen Jindak
Sat, Dec 2:  10 am – 2 pm

This workshop provides an introduction to the practice of mantra meditation with advice on how we can use recitation of mantras to improve our love, compassion and wisdom. Mantra meditation is something we can practice at any time and brings many powerful benefits to our life. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened mind and helps us to realize our highest spiritual potential.

During this event you will also have the opportunity to learn the traditional Buddhist method for making and using a mala. A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. For sincere practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object. During this workshop, you’ll have a chance to create your very own personal mala. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience is needed.

Includes vegetarian lunch
Cost includes all materials needed to make your own mala
Advance Registration is Required to prepare the necessary materials

Basic $45 ($40 by Nov 30)
Std & Plus members $35 ($30 by Nov 30)
Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.

10:00 am – 10:30 am  Introduction to Mantra and Meditation
10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Guided workshop to make your own mala
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  lunch break
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  continued workshop and instructions on using your mala with Dedications

Gen Kelsang Jindak

has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2003, she was given the name Kelsang Jindak, which means “Fortunate Benefactor”. She has many years of experience teaching and volunteering at Kadampa Centers around the U.S. Gen Jindak has a clear, joyful teaching style and presents Kadampa Buddhism practically, for both beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Registration Policy

If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.