The Essence of Buddhism with Gen Kelsang Sanden

Gen Sanden, Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Vancouver in Canada, visits Seattle in April. He is offering three teachings throughout the weekend – come to one or all!

Friday, April 20, 7:30-8:45pm
The Four Noble Truths

All Dharma practices are included within the widely-known Buddhist teaching on the Four Noble Truths. By correctly recognizing the real causes of our suffering, and understanding the path that can lead to the cessation of our suffering, we can develop a confident and joyful mind. These timeless teachings from the essence of Buddhism guide us toward realizing our human potential, the attainment of lasting inner peace.

Cost: $12 ($6 for students and seniors 62+, free for supporters) This event is part of the Buddhism for the Modern World lecture series.

Saturday, April 21, 2:00-5:00pm
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

We are alive therefore we will die. This is the simplest and most obvious truth of our existence, yet few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Through reflecting upon our mortality in a positive and constructive manner we can become free from trivial concerns and worries. By learning how to become mindful of death we can find the energy to use our life in the most meaningful way possible, help those that are grieving, and support a peaceful death process for those we love.

Cost: $30 ($20 for supporters)

Sunday, April 22, 10:00-11:30pm
Gen Sanden guest teaches Meditations for World Peace!

By donation, free kids class at the same time.

Please make a selection

The Four Noble Truths
Friday, April 20. 7:30-8:45pm
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
Saturday, April 21, 2:00-3:15pm and 3:45-5:00pm

Gen Sanden will also teach Meditations for World Peace at 10:00am on Sunday, April 22.

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver. He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

“By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enable us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances” – The New Meditation Handbook

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565

KMC Washington Temple