Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration is an annual Buddhist meditation festival in Baltimore that includes teachings, a blessing ceremony called an empowerment, & guided meditations. An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive powerful blessings that enrich our body speech and mind. This year, Kadam Morten will grant the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, connecting us to an endless source of wisdom that will sustain us throughout our spiritual journey. The empowerment and subsequent commentary will unlock the door to the sublime and blissful practice of Mahamudra Tantra through which enlightenment can be accomplished swiftly.

About the Teacher: Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition & Resident Teacher at the KMC New York City, and Bodh Gaya Center in Bayside, Queens. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.

Online pre-registration is now closed. You may register at the door, but meals are only guaranteed to be available for those who have pre-registered. See you this weekend! 

Event Cost:
Full event: $140, including meals
Fri. only: $15

Sat. only: $85, includes lunch & dinner
Sun. only: $50, includes lunch


Friday, March 18:
7:30 PM Introduction

Saturday, March 19:
9 – 10 AM Meditation
11 AM – 1 PM Empowerment
1:30 – 3 PM Lunch
3:30 – 5 PM Commentary
5:30 – 7 PM Dinner
8 – 9 PM WFJ w/ tsog offering

Sunday, March 20:
9 -10 AM Meditation
11 AM – 12:30 PM Commentary
12:45 – 2 PM Lunch
3 – 4:30 PM Commentary

Center Cherishing Day will be on Sat. March 12!

Do you like to clean? Do you have a few hours on Sat. March 12 to stop in and purify the temple?!
We would love your help! Please email Kelsang Leksang at director@meditationmd.org to pitch in!

Thank you in advance 🙂