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Sundays, 11am-12:30pm

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Special Classes: Introduction to Emptiness
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Sundays, 11:00am-12:30pm, August 1 – September 12 w/ Prayers for World Peace

Cost: $12/person, members free

*Please note: We are offering these classes in person or via Zoom livestream. 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 for 24 hours after each class*

NEW! Limited in-person attendance is now available for these classes.

  • Advance registration required — at least 1 hour prior to start time
  • If you wish to attend a class in person — select the “IN PERSON” option below
  • Please review and be prepared to follow the guidelines on this linked page: https://meditateinfortlauderdale.org/guidelines/
  • Location: KMC Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea FL 33308
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“In a dream, a girl meets a boy and sees that he is dying. She is happy to meet him but unhappy to see him dying. We should understand that all phenomena are like this.” – Buddha, quoted in Universal Compassion

We tend to assume that there is a physical or material basis for everything that exists. Based on this assumption, we try to solve our problems by physical or material means, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. The Buddhist understanding is that mind is actually principal, or primary, over physical matter. This means that our mind affects our body, and our perception of everything, much more than we usually realize. These classes will introduce the Buddhist teachings on emptiness, so that we can start to close the gap between our mind and the things it perceives. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning then start when you are able.

Recommended reading: Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download here

August 1 – Believing the Truth, Enlightenment is Possible: Meditating on Bodhichitta
August 8 – No Class: International Summer Festival Online
August 15 – Non-attachment, Patience and Wisdom: How to Look at Things Differently
August 22 – How to Live in a Body Without Suffering: Meditating on the Emptiness of Phenomena
August 29 – How to Let Go of Painful Emotions: Meditating on the Emptiness of the Mind
September 5 – How to Stop Negative Self-talk: Meditating on the Emptiness of the I
September 12 – Seeing Through the Illusion: How to Practice Emptiness in Daily Life


Whatever doesn’t Kill you Makes you Stronger: Transforming Adverse Conditions into the Path
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Sundays, 11:00am-12:30pm, September 19 – October 3 w/ Prayers for World Peace

Cost: $12/person, members free

“When the container and the contents are filled with evil, transform adverse conditions into the path to enlightenment. Apply meditation to whatever circumstances you meet.” – Geshe Chekhawa (1102-1176), quoted in Universal Compassion

Although we do our best to avoid suffering and problems, there are times when things happen that we find painful, and we have to go through them without any choice. For many people, pain and difficult situations just make them unhappy, bitter, or angry. However, these classes will introduce special teachings on how we can transform challenges into spiritual opportunities. By practicing these teachings, instead of becoming unhappy when faced with challenges, we will use special ways of thinking that will make us even more happy, strong, and wise. Not to be missed!

Recommended reading: Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download here

September 19 – Karma, Renunciation, Compassion: Transforming Adverse Conditions by Means of Method
September 26 – How to turn Everything into Gold: Transforming Adverse Conditions by Means of Wisdom
October 3 – Special Class: Purifying Negative Karma