Giving Thanks Half-Day Wokshop
Saturday, November 18th, 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)
When we are able to pause a moment and reflect on the plentitude of our good fortune, whether it is it our friends and family and other meaningful relationships, the relative comforts of our living situations, the deep beauty of our natural environment . . . and especially our capacity to engage with all of these wonderful conditions, this is gratitude.
Combining this feeling with the sheer joy of opening our hearts to others – or even simply giving thanks for the people and circumstances in our life – is a powerful way to bring us into alignment with deep meaning in our lives. The holidays offer us a collective opportunity to connect with our own best selves.
Please join us for a special holiday meditation combining two of the most open-hearted contemplations in all of Buddhism: Giving & Gratitude.
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.