Building Self Confidence

1/2 day Meditation Retreat

with special guest teacher Kadampa Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Lhadron,
Resident Teacher of KMC New Mexico

Sunday, September 9 | 9:45am –1pm
$25 | or 2/$40

About the Retreat

We all want to feel good about ourselves. Suffering from a lack of self esteem can adversely affect our daily life, relationships, and spiritual development. During this retreat we will see how Buddhist wisdom offers us a different way of viewing ourself, relating to the extraordinary potential we all have rather than our limitations. Developing this inner confidence will naturally lead us to improve our good qualitiesdevelop happy states of mind, and enable us to be a positive influence on those around us.

During this retreatlearn how to develop authentic self-confidence through training in meditation and identifying with our limitless potential for change and development. The teachings given will be based on several verses from the ancient Buddhist poem, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by Indian meditator, Shantideva, which reveals the extraordinary confidence of someone who has gained control over their mind.

About the Teacher

Kelsang Lhadron is an American Buddhist nun who has been practicing the teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 15 years. Her sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society.

Schedule

9:45—10am Registration
10—11:15am Session 1
11:45am—1pm Session 2

Each session will include guided meditation, a teaching, Q&A, and a midway half hour break to enjoy complimentary refreshments.


I will conquer all obstacles, 
And none shall conquer me.
Thus I, who will become a Conqueror,
Will practice with self-confidence.”—Shantideva