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The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving - Day Course with Gen Kelsang Gomch...

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Kadampa Meditation Centre London

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The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving

Day Course with Gen Kelsang Gomchen | Sat 7th December | 10am - 4:30pm

Cost: £30


“When we purify our mind through the practices of taking and giving, every spiritual realization will grow easily in our mind.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Discover powerful meditations on taking and giving derived from the Buddhist mind training tradition through which we can heal our mind and powerfully enhance our love, compassion and wisdom.

‘Taking’ is a powerful meditation on compassion using the power of imagination and concentration that can be used to help others and solve our own inner problems.

‘Giving’ in this context, is a special training in love that enables us to bring our future ability to give happiness to others into our present spiritual practice.

Finally, we will learn how to unite these two practices with breathing meditation which has many profound benefits.

There are four main benefits to the practices of taking and giving which are mentioned in Buddhist scriptures, they are powerful methods to:

  • Purify the potentialities of non-virtuous actions that cause us to experience various difficulties and problems
  • To accumulate a great collection of merit or good fortune
  • To ripen our potentiality to benefit all living beings
  • To purify our mind.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism who has taught widely throughout the UK. He has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.

Gen Gomchen is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.


This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.

What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.

Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.

What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.

More questions?
Contact info@kmclondon.org and someone will happily help you with your query.

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