New Year's Eve Party: Living With Joy
Enjoy a meaningful and festive New Year’s Eve celebration in this joyful community!
The evening begins with a short talk and guided meditation on the topic Living with Joy, where we can listen to Buddhist wisdom on living life with a positive outlook and peace of mind. Then we’ll have a party with delicious vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic drinks! The evening ends with 30 minutes of chanted prayers and song where we request Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to help us create peace in our hearts and in the world.
Join us in ending one year and starting a new one with joy and meaning.
To Register: Please RSVP so we can plan for food and seating.
Cost: Suggested donation $10-15
Schedule: 7-7:30pm Brief Talk and Guided Meditation
7:30-9pm Party in the World Peace Cafe & Shop
9-9:30pm Prayers for compassion in the world (Avalokiteshvara prayers)
About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Chogden is a Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland.
Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1998 under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title Gen indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.
Gen Chogden is well-loved for her warmth, kindness, and wisdom, which have come from her sincere and heartfelt practice of Kadam Dharma over many years.
Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.