Free Public Talk “Changing Our Attitude to Gratitude – How to Prepare for the Holidays”
Friday, December 8th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center
6338 Presidential Court, Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL (map)
We all know the benefits of gratitude and appreciation. If we want the quickest and most beautiful way to uplift us out of any funk or unhappiness, gratitude is the answer! But how can we develop it? By learning to appreciate the little things in life we will open the door to appreciating the most meaningful things in life—our relationships and the other people around us. Then we will use these relationships to cultivate positive states of mind, such as love and patience, and so our life will become extra meaningful. We will feel happier and more fulfilled. And our time with others—including family, friends, and coworkers, will never be wasted.The door to all these things is gratitude, which we will learn how to cultivate in this class.
This free public talk is open to everyone and is especially suitable for those who are just discovering their interest in meditation practice or who are just getting started. It will include some meditation and practical advice that we can apply to our busy lives. This Free Public Talk will be guided in a light and practical way by Kelsang Chopag, monk and meditation Teacher and will include some time for meditation 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.