Course offered in 'Living Fearlessly'

| 28 Nov 2017 | 11:45

— "Living Fearlessly" a half-day meditation course will be presented by Kadampa Meditation Center New York on Saturday Dec. 2, 2017 at Yoga Youniverse, 191 Woodpart Rd, Sparta, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The course will be taught by Gen Samten Kelsang, Buddhist monk of over 30 years and resident teacher of the Kadampa World Peace Temple in Glen Spey, NY.
Through Buddhist meditation, we can uncover the underlying causes of anxiety and learn how to let them go. Through training our mind we learn to approach seemingly fear-inducing situations with a sense of confidence. This form of freedom gives our lives great meaning.
The course will include teachings, guided meditation and a vegetarain lunch. Plus time for Q&A. It is open to the public and no experience is necessary. We sit in chairs. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from these profound teachings regardless of background.
Register online at or just drop-in. Cost is $25.
Kadampa Meditation Center New York has offered weekly Meditation Classes classes in Sparta, NJ for over threes years on Wednesday evenings at Yoga Youniverse. Due to requests and increasing interest in meditation, a second weekly meditation class is now offered on Tuesday evenings at Cloveberry, 21 Main St, Sparta.
For more information about Meditation Classes offered in Sparta, NJ visit
For more information about Kadampa Meditation Center New York and the benefits of meditation visit
Frequently Asked Questions:
I've never been to a meditation class before — what should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
How should I dress?
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
What do I need to bring to the class?
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this class?
Yes, our courses are perfect for everyone. This course in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a class?
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone.
About the teacher:
Gen Samten Kelsang is the resident teacher at the Kadampa World Peace Temple New York. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years. Before coming to KMC New York in Fall 2008, Gen Samten taught for many years in the United Kingdom, including at Manjushri KMC. He is regularly invited to give teachings and guide meditations at Kadampa Buddhist Centers throughout the United States and the world. Gen Samten is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation.
About the Kadampa Med Buddhist Temple at KMC New York:
The Kadampa World Peace Temple in Glen Spey was designed by world-renowned meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as part of the International Temples Project. It was opened in 2006 by Venerable Geshe-la. It is the national Temple and part of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a worldwide network of Buddhist Centers that are located in over 40 different countries.
The Temple’s unique design is based on the celestial palace of Heruka, the Buddha of Compassion. The design also represents all the stages of the spiritual path. Just seeing it reminds us that we have the potential to improve our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.
The Temple also houses our World Peace Café and bookstore and gift shop. The café offers locally roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, cold drinks, snacks and light meals. The bookstore and gift shop carries a range of unique gifts, cards, meditation accessories, Buddhist art, and books on Buddhism and meditation.
Open to the public, stop in an enjoy the peace of the Temple, nature trails, a Buddhist Bookstore and Gift Shop and World Peace Cafe and expresso bar.
The Kadampa World Peace Temple also offers weekly Meditation Classes in Scranton PA, Sparta NJ and in Beacon, Saratoga Springs and Warwick, NY