Freedom from Suffering: Everyone Can Achieve It, Sat, Mar 21 Meditation Retreat 10am-5pm

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path is a seminal Kadampa teaching by Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition in the 14th Century.  It is advice from his heart for all his students, showing how to complete the stages of the path to permanent freedom from suffering and the bliss of inner peace. 

Our Lineage Holder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, has explained the meaning of this for modern people in his new book, The Mirror of Dharma. Gen Chogden will transmit essential aspects of this special teaching so we can meditate to lock them into our heart.


Registration will close 3pm Friday

After you register, you will receive an invitation to the retreat. Please do not share the link or password. You will be prompted to download the Zoom application; also allow it to access your microphone and camera.

COST: Full Day Cost: $45– or $35 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed.-

Morning Only (Part 1) Cost: $25– or $20 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed.

Free for members at Student-Level and Benefactor-Level — for more information on becoming a member, please click here.


Schedule of Sessions:
Part 1
Teaching 1: 10am – 11am
Teaching 2: 11:45am – 12:45pm

 Part 2
Teaching 3: 2 – 3pm
Teaching 4: 3:45-4:45pm
Q&A 4:45-5pm


TEACHER: GEN KELSANG CHOGDEN, resident teacher of KMC Maryland.

Gen chogden croppedGen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 21 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.