Thursdays, 7-8:30pm


Emptiness and The Inner Source of Unhappiness: Ultimate Bodhichitta
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, September 10 – October 15 (plus community time via Zoom after class)
offered by Kadampa Meditation Center Fort Lauderdale:
Cost: $10/person, members free

*Please note: We are offering these classes via video livestream, only for people in the South Florida area, as a response to the current COVID-19 situation. After you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the video stream, which you can watch on your computer, tablet, or phone. This link is for your personal use only*

Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.


“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.” – Modern Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. Emptiness is not nothingness, and it is not just emptying our mind of all conceptual thoughts. Realizing emptiness is the method to release our mind from the ignorance of self-grasping. As the great Yogi Saraha said, “If your mind is released permanently from self-grasping, there is no doubt that you will be released permanently from suffering.” This is because the result of grasping tightly at appearances is that we develop self-cherishing, attachment, hatred, jealousy and other delusions, our mind becomes agitated and unbalanced, and our peace of mind is destroyed. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning, then start when you are able.

Recommended reading: How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Free download here –

September 10 – Seeing Through the Illusion: What is Emptiness?
September 17 – Letting Go of our Body Issues: The Emptiness of our Body
September 24 – Who do you Think you Are?: The Emptiness of our I
October 1 – How to Change Everything: The Emptiness of Phenomena
October 8 – Stop Grasping: Conventional and Ultimate Truths
October 15 – Living Lightly: The Practice of Emptiness in our Daily Activities