Grand Opening Weekend Events: May 2 – 4, 2014

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May 2- 4th, 2014

Please join us for this special event weekend! This World Peace Temple at 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, Md 21212 belongs to you all of the Baltimore and greater Baltimore communities and we want to celebrate the opening with you! See below for schedule details.

Friday, May 2 @ 7 – 8:30pm; Temple Blessing Ceremony with Prayers and Tsog offering.

Light refreshments at 8:30 – 9:30pm

Everyone is invited to the World Peace Temple Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland Grand Opening. Join us for the ribbon cutting and blessing ceremonies with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadmapa Tradition- International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). We will make special prayers and dedications with our chanted meditation, Wishfulfilling Jewel. Feel free to bring a small food offering, which will be shared with everyone at the reception.

Saturday, May 3 @ 10 am – 2 pm: Open House

As a new community center for peace, the Temple for World Peace Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland invites everyone – local neighbors, families, and visitors – to be part of our grand opening celebration! Stop by to see the completed Temple, ask questions, and meet members of our spiritual community. There will be fun activities and games for children, as well as tours and Q&A sessions. Everyone is welcome!There will be light refreshments and activities for all ages including: 10 minute guided meditations every hour, children’s activities and music, guided tours of the Temple & grounds, and more!

Saturday, May 3 @ 7 – 8:30pm Public Talk: Mindfulness for Busy People

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Cost: $20 at the door OR $15 for Early Registration by Wednesday April 30, Seniors, Students, groups of 4+). Free for ages 16 and under.

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Life can be crazy sometimes – in our busy world of multi-tasking and over stimulation, we can easily lose our focus and the ability relax. With smartphones, demands from others, or the pressures of work, we can feel like our life goes by in a blur. As days melt into weeks, and weeks flow into months, we may struggle just to stay afloat, feeling stressed and exhausted. What would our life be like if we learned to be fully present and mindful in each moment?Mindfulness is the heart of meditation. Regardless of whether we are new to meditation or more experienced, this talk will enable us to explore mindfulness and learn to integrate it into our daily life. Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will inspire us to live a more mindful life, by showing how with Buddhist wisdom we can relax and find happiness in each moment. The talk will include a guided meditation.Everyone is welcome to attend this special event! Reception: 8:30 – 9:30pm with light refreshments.

Sunday, May 4 @ 10:30 am – 3 pm. Day Course: Modern Buddhism: Compassionate Solutions for Today´s World

field of grass and sunsetCost for the day:  $40, includes a vegetarian lunch OR $35 Early Registration by Wednesday April 30, Seniors, Students, and groups of 4+). Free for ages 14 and under.
Cost/session: $20/session, lunch not included OR $15/session (for Seniors, Students, groups of 4+). Free for ages 14 and under. Vegetarian Lunch is $6.50.

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10:30 am – 12:15 pm: Awakening our Compassionate Heart
We may think that too much focus on compassion will make us unhappy. However when approached correctly, compassion is an uplifting and transformative state of mind. The more we open our hearts to others, the more our empathy will grow. In this way we can develop universal compassion, the most humane and beneficial mind. This talk will include a Q&A session.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Inspiring Positive Change
By understanding the way we relate to our self and others is created entirely by our mind we are empowered to fully let go of negative thoughts and self-limiting tendencies. Learning and practicing Buddha’s Tantric teachings, we use special meditations to tap into our almost unlimited potential for positive change. Through the inspiring Tantric approach we can develop a clear vision of a self and world without problems and suffering, and can swiftly accomplish this ultimate potential for lasting peace and happiness. This talk will include a Q&A session.