Kadampa Buddhism

Meditation
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Meditation drop-in class

Local Meditation drop-in class in Prague

Each session consists of teaching & meditation in English with Czech translation. Suitable for everyone interested in developing the mind.
How to be happy

HOW TO BE HAPPY

introduction to buddhist meditation

Everybody wants to be happy all the time. But if somebody were to ask us how to achieve this we would not have a clear answer – do you have one?
Happiness is a state of mind. If we understand the mind, we understand happiness. And using the technology of meditation, we can learn to be happy and feel free.
In this course we receive both: explanation on the function of our mind and how to solve our daily problems as well as practical advice on meditation including guided meditations.

What is meditation and how can it help me to be happy? Receive teachings from a qualified teacher and learn how to establish your own meditation routine. Take the first steps to controlling your mind, relaxing and living a meaningful life.

We all know how it feels to be happy, but what exactly is happiness? Why is it so hard to find and maintain? The reason is that we have not identified the actual causes of happiness yet. Take an investigative trip into your own mind and find out yourself-what is happiness?

Why does our search for happiness so often cause frustration and disappointment, but no complete satisfaction?
Change your mindset to a smarter attitude by understanding the inner chains that keep you from being happy and independent.

Becoming angry is a bad mental habit that causes yourself and others nothing but harm. A strong mind never develops anger. Learn about the roots of anger and how to stop it from arising. Enjoy the freedom and calm coming from this knowledge and skill!

Life would be so much more fun if we could stop worrying. Learn how to maintain a relaxed and positive mind even if you have to solve many problems. Save energy and time by controlling your mind.

How many opporttunities have you let pass by because you thought you couldn´t do it? How much time have you wasted on self-doubt? Stop blocking youself and learn how to develop real self-confidence!

DATEs for Meditation class

18:15 – 19:45 h Friday
    –     | 25.03
08.04 | 22.04 
06.05 | 27.05
    –     | 24.06

FEE

ticket for one evening: 180 CZK 
4 discounted tickets: 600 CZK

BOOKING

 

Beginning 25.03 the meditation class will be available In person and online.
The meditation classes in February will be available online only.

Participation

In Person
We ask for registration and payment in advance (to reserve a seat). Payment on site is possible – without seat reservation.

Live stream online
Additionally to the “in person”-classes the events will be live streamed online using zoom. If there are no seats available or if you prefer online meditation class, this might be your choice. Payment in advance is necessary to receive the streaming link.

Address

Jóga studio Krymská, Krymská 18,Praha 10


class with guided kadampa meditations - kadampa buddism in prague

The classes include one or two guided meditations and a practical teaching on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to busy modern life, with many inspiring insights, to help bring more peace and meaning into your daily life.

You can simply drop in whenever you like as each class is self-contained. Classes are held in English, we offer Czech translation. 

The Meditation drop-in class introduces basic Buddhist view, meditation and action, along with various other teachings and practices, all within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa, to help practitioners deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. All the teachings are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Everyone is welcome regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend.

Special halfday course - online

New Perspective

How looking inwards changes the world – practical meditation course with buddhist monk Kelsang Gyudzhin, guest teacher from Kadampa Meditation Centre Frankfurt.

Course in German with simultaneous translation into English. Booking for the english translation closes on Thursday 19th Mai.

The course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary.

 

Teacher

Kelsang Gyudzhin

Kelsang Gyudzhin – a German Buddhist monk, has been studying and practising Buddha’s teachings within the Kadampa Tradition for twenty years and is a Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Centre Frankfurt. He participates in the FTTP, a Germany-wide teacher training programme of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gyudzhin is widely respected for his good heart and calm nature.

NEW PERSPEKTIVE - How looking inwards changes the world

DATE

Saturday 21.05
14.00 – 18.00 h

Available as online live stream via zoom. A recording will be available for 24h hours. 

The course will be live streamed from Kadampa Meditation Center Dresden. You can send questions to the topic via zoom chat during the live stream – they will be answered.

FEE

720 CZK (via bank transfer or paypal)

Language

available in English language only, NOT in Czech.

After connecting with zoom, you will be informed that a translation is available –  please choose english translation. This course is bilingual and is originally taught in German and simultaneously translated into English on a separate audio channel. 

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Podcast

The next meditation date is still far in the future?

Find short inspirations in the Kadampa Podcast! Daily new, short podcasts. About meditation and topics of modern Buddhism. Listen for free. In English.

„When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subside and our mind becomes still a deep happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.“

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Come along and learn how to...

practice simple
daily meditation

 improve your
relationships

calm your mind

find joy and
contentment in your daily life

Come along and learn how to...

practice simple
daily meditation

 improve your
relationships

calm your mind

find joy and
contentment in your daily life

The Teacher - Kelsang Gyudzhin

Kelsang Gyudzhin
Kelsang Gyudzhin is a German Buddhist monk who has been studying and practising Buddha’s teachings within the Kadampa Tradition since 2002. He is the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Centre Dresden and participates in the FTTP, a Germany-wide teacher training programme of the New Kadampa Tradition. 
 
Gyudzhin is widely respected for his good heart and calm nature. He is an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist monk, dedicated to helping everyone find inner peace and true happiness through Buddha’s timeless teachings and guidance on meditation.

What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is especially suited to the modern world. Everyone, even non-Buddhists, can benefit from this tradition. Discover how it can help you transform your life!

   The Kadampa Buddhism of the NKT-IKBU is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations. It is an association of Buddhist Centers and practitioners that derive their inspiration and guidance from the example of the ancient Kadampa Buddhist Masters and their teachings, as presented by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Update: See the 2022 version of the Kadampa Buddhism worldwide brochure.

Free ebooks

A Special Gift from the Author

At the request of the author, the eBook edition of “how to transform your life” and “Modern Buddhism” is available freely. 

What does it mean to transform our life? 

This book is a practical manual for daily life. It shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our life that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

For those keen to learn about modern Kadampa Buddhism and how to apply its teachings to daily life, this is the book to start with – and to share with others.

Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path

It reveals how to lay the foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path and how to complete it. With compassion and wisdom we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life, and like two wings of a bird they will enable us to reach enlightenment quickly.

To open the eBook: on your Windows computer  or android smartphone, you might use the free ebook reader FREDA. For MacOS and iOS the native Books App is a good choice.


Next international events


Enjoying a spiritual holiday

The NKT IKBU International Summer Festival 2022 will be held at Manjushri KMC ,England, July 29 – August 13.

In Week 1, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s extraordinary book, Clear Light of Bliss.

In Week 2, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will give further teachings on Clear Light of Bliss.

Emanation scripture
Clear Light of Bliss is a remarkable book that explains with exceptional clarity how through training in Mahamudra practices we can transform our very subtle mind into the clear light of bliss, the actual quick path to enlightenment.

It is a unique book the likes of which cannot be found anywhere, even amongst traditional Buddhist scriptures. It includes the uncommon Mahamudra instructions that come from Je Tsongkhapa, with an additional explanation of other practices such as tummo meditation, which was Milarepa’s main practice.

As Venerable Geshe-la himself says, ‘For me this book is a Ganden Emanation Scripture.’

View the highlights of the 2021 Summer Festival Diaries.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab,  Retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU

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