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Written by Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:14

Weekend Meditation Workshop

Davenport, IA: Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center will present a Weekend Meditation Workshop November 2nd,3rd and 4th in Davenport, Iowa.

In today’s fast-paced, frenzied world, it seems to be harder and harder to experience moments of peace and relaxation. Besides the many responsibilities and work we must get done every day, we also have a dizzying array of distractions and activities we wish to pursue. Due to all of this our mind is often unsettled and tense and we find it hard to enjoy even the brief moments we have when we're not being bombarded by life’s demands.

More and more people are discovering that meditation is a powerful way to overcome stress and cultivate a calm and relaxed mind.  By learning to meditate we can learn to maintain this inner calm all the time, making everything we do more satisfying and enjoyable.

In this Weekend Meditation Workshop learn everything you need to know about meditation; from sitting in the correct meditation posture, to how to meditate on the mind itself.

The weekend workshop will include a series of one-hour sessions. In each session a different meditation topic or technique will be explained followed by a meditation on that particular instruction. Practical advice will be given on how to set up a sustainable and rewarding personal meditation routine as well as how to integrate our meditation practice into our daily life.

“That inner peace and calm that we long for is possible, we need to look for it where it can be found…inside us,” states Joe Gauthier, Buddhist Meditation Teacher at Lamrim Kadmapa Buddhist Center, Through meditation we can learn how to relax and develop peaceful and positive states of mind.”

During the Weekend Meditation Workshop we will learn that by training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. We can learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, such as anger, fear or jealousy that produce unhappiness. And instead cultivate peaceful, powerful minds such as love, acceptance, wisdom and joy. We can also learn to transform our day-to-day experiences, especially our conflicts and problems, into opportunities for developing these peaceful minds.

The Weekend Meditation Workshop is open to everyone and is suitable for both beginners and advanced meditators.  Both chairs and cushions will be available for use during the meditation sessions. Participants may attend any or all sessions. Please register by phone or email or just drop-in. The cost is $7 per session or $45 for entire retreat/vegetarian lunch on Saturday included.

Date:  November 2,3, 4
Location: Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center 
Address: 502 3rd Street 2nd Floor, Davenport, IA (Entrance on Scott Street)
Cost: $7 per session or $45 for entire retreat/vegetarian lunch on Saturday included 
For more information or to register call 563-322-1600 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Weekend Meditation Retreat detailed schedule:

Friday, November 2nd 6pm-9pm
6-7pm    Stilling The Mind With The Breath
8-9pm    Using Contemplative Meditation

Saturday November 3rd 10am-5pm   
10:15-11:15am   Generating Positive States of Mind
12-1:00pm       Developing Profound Thoughts
Lunch 1-2:15pm
2:15-3:15pm     Meditation Tips: Q&A, Discussion
3:45-4:45pm     Increasing Our Mindfulness

Sunday, November 4th 10am to 1pm
10:15-11:15am    Recognizing Our Own Mind
12-1:00pm        Integrating Meditation into Our Busy Life!

About Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center:

Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar.  Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a worldwide network of Buddhist Centers that are located in over 40 different countries.

The purpose of Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is to help people learn practical methods on how to solve their daily problems and to live a happy and meaningful life. Lamrim Center offers meditation classes, day courses, retreats, chanted prayers and a chance to learn more about the Buddhist way of life. The classes and courses are designed to help those who wish to deepen their understanding of basic Buddhist thought and practice, as well as for those who simply wish to start a meditation practice or to meditate in a group setting.


About the Day Course Teacher:

Joe Gauthier is a Buddhist teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He is currently a Teacher at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in Davenport, Iowa.  Gauthier has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation for over 15 years under the compassionate guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Before coming to Iowa, he studied and taught in several locations throughout the world, including Manjushri Centre in England and at Buddhist Centers in Taiwan, Holland and Madison, Wisconsin.


Take care,
Joe Gauthier
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center
502 1/2 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Tel: 563-322-1600
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible"
~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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