Emptiness and Empathy
The Practice of Compassion and Wisdom in Buddhism
Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (includes a vegetarian lunch)
Drop-in rate: $25.00 (or pre-register online for $20.00)
Location: Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center
6338 Presidential Court, Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL (map)
Opening our heart to others and letting the love flow becomes natural and easy when we can stop being so hung up on ourselves. In Buddhism, wisdom and compassion are said to be like 2 wings of a bird — our wisdom realizing the dream-like nature of our self and our compassion reaching out to others complement each other, flying us to the city of fulfillment and joy.
In this teaching and guided meditation, we will practice an enjoyable and accessible meditation for opening our heart and deepening our wisdom, both at the same time! This is sure to give you food for thought and put a smile on your face.
This workshop is suitable for everyone. It will be taught by Buddhist monk , Kelsang Chopag, and will contain two guided meditations. There will be time for questions and discussion.
About the Resident Teacher
Kelsang Chopag is the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats across the Southwest Florida area. He is an ordained Buddhist monk who has trained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and other qualified teachers. Chopag began his practice at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, an internationally renowned meditation and retreat center in upstate New York. While in New York, he spent several years learning and practicing the meditative teachings of Buddha. His teachings are light, humorous and practical, and he uses logic and analogies to help others discover the meaning of Buddha’s teachings.