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xxxKadampa Meditation Center New Mexico
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8701 Comanche NE
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What can you tell me about KMCNM?
Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico (KMCNM) is for everyone wishing to make progress on their spiritual path. Voted Albuquerque’s Best Meditation Center in 2011 by the Alibi’s Best of Burque readers’ poll, KMCNM is one of over 1,100 nonprofit, all-volunteer Kadampa Centers and branches in 40 countries. Open to everyone, KMCNM offers introductory classes, study programs, meditation retreats, residential living and a bookstore open seven days a week.
What is Kadampa Buddhism?
Kadampa Buddhism is a time-honored tradition that for centuries has made Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices available throughout the world. These teachings have timeless and universal relevance, and can be practiced by anyone, from any culture, regardless of race, gender or age.
How does meditation benefit me?
Meditation is a method for acquainting our mind with the main causes of happiness. When our mind is peaceful, we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. At KMCNM, you will learn simple and practical techniques that work in your busy life and improve the quality of your life by developing inner peace, compassion and wisdom.
Is meditation for me?
That’s a great question. Each of us has had different experiences with meditation. Meditation has great benefits for everyone of any background who sincerely practices, has qualified instruction and beneficial support from community. Most of us have tried on our own, but find it hard to sustain. KMCNM satisfies each of these conditions perfectly.
Is there a good way to begin?
Yes, definitely. The best way to start is to meet others just like you. Sunday mornings are great with Prayers for World Peace taught by Gen Kelsang Gomlam, at our World Peace Café, or on Thursdays with varying 3-5 week long courses. Classes are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand format. For newer practitioners, we offer many weekly meditation classes.
Is KMCNM only about meditation?
KMCNM is about teachers, teachings and community in support of our spiritual practice, our Three Jewels. Meditation and retreat programs improve our meditation experience. Courses deepen our understanding, and community provides loving support.
Can you tell me more about this community?
KMCNM is for everyone, with amenities that include classes for kids and teens, The Studio for Buddhist Arts, community potlucks, the World Peace Café, gardens and a patio and lounge. Our shop offers books, gifts, Buddhist arts and crafts by local volunteers, meditation supplies, CDs for self-guided meditation and more.
Is there anything special coming up?
In just two weeks, March 23 through 25, please join us at our Ghost Ranch Retreat in Abiquiú, N.M. This quiet, inspired weekend away from our ordinary life will draw us all closer to fulfilling our deepest wish—to be permanently happy. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited! Visit www.MeditationInNewMexico.org for details. Also, don’t miss our Saturday morning and weekday classes and workshops on meditation. Sunday mornings, from 10-11:30 a.m., is Prayers for World Peace. Saturday, March 31, is our Dharma for Teens. Visit www.MeditationInNewMexico.org. Everybody is welcome!
How can I learn more about these teachings?
You might not believe this, but for your iPad, Kindle or smartphone, you can download a free copy of Modern Buddhism—The Path of Compassion and Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso at www.eModernBuddhism.com. This latest eBook is free at the request of Geshe Kelsang. He says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, he wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone. Please enjoy!
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