Introduction to Emptiness: A Buddhist Meditation Retreat (Jan 16)


Meditations with instruction & guidance by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, January 16, 11:00am-3pm (includes a lunch break)
In-person or Zoom livestream plus video replay option

Cost: $20/person, Standard members $10, Plus members free

*Please note: We are offering this retreat in person or via Zoom livestream. In-person attendance requires pre-registration. If you choose Zoom livestream, then after you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the meeting. This link is for your personal use only. Video recordings will also be available through January 20*

Limited in-person attendance is available for this event.

  • Advance registration required — at least 1 hour prior to start time
  • If you wish to attend in person — select the “IN PERSON” option below
  • Please review and be prepared to follow the guidelines on this linked page:
  • Location: KMC Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea FL 33308

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“We are like travelers in a desert who exhaust themselves running after mirages, or like someone walking down a road at night mistaking the shadows of the trees for criminals or wild animals waiting to attack.” – The New Meditation Handbook, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

What is emptiness? Emptiness is not nothingness, and it is not just emptying the mind of all conceptual activity. Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. Buddha said that all things are like illusions. What all illusions have in common is that the way they appear does not coincide with the way they exist. Not understanding their real nature, we are fooled by appearances. The result of grasping at things in this way is that we develop uncontrolled desire, anger, jealousy, and so forth, our mind becomes agitated and unbalanced, and our peace of mind is destroyed. In this retreat, our Resident Teacher, Gen Norbu, will introduce and guide us through meditations on emptiness, through which we can free our mind and experience deep inner peace.

Recommended reading: The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download here –

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.