Celebrate New Year at Tara KMC

New Years Eve:
Join for us an uplifting and inspiring New Years Eve celebration in the beautiful setting of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre.  The evening will begin with a talk and meditation with Resident Teacher Paul Jenkins to gain perspective on the year, and to prepare our mind positively for the year ahead.  This will be followed by a social gathering in the World Peace Cafe.  There will be a vegetarian and vegan buffet, videos showing the development of the International Temples Project and live music.  The New Year will then be brought in by chanted Buddha Tara prayers.  This event is suitable for beginners and everyone is welcome.
Schedule:
Talk & Meditation: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Buffet & Social Gathering: 8:30-11pm
Tara Prayers: 11:15 – 12 Midnight.
New Years Day:
Sometimes we can experience New Years Day as a little bit deflating and depressing.  This day course provides the opportunity to begin the year on positive footing, rather than feeling you are on the back foot.  Resident Teacher Paul Jenkins will guide meditations and give talks based on the concept of a ‘Fresh Start’.  Though a commonly used term, we struggle to maintain and substantiate change.  All too often we find ourself returning to bad habits and ways of thinking that continually cause us problems and suffering for ourself and others.  During the day, practices and methods will be explained, so you can empower yourself to develop positive aspirations, and then leave with the internal tools to maintain them throughout the year ahead.
Schedule:
Session One: 10 – 11:15am
Break: 11:15-12pm
Session Two: 12 – 1:15pm
Lunch: 1:15 – 2:45pm
Session Three: 2:45 – 4pm

Paul Jenkins is the Resident Teacher of Tara KMC.  He is a dedicated student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years. He is married with 3 children and has practical experience of integrating Modern Buddhism within a busy, professional and family life.

For many years a senior teacher at Manjushri KMC, Paul is well known for the clarity and warmth of his teachings and for his good heart.   His teachings come from deep experience of practicing meditation, and are clear and accessible.

Please book one or both courses including accommodation options to create the New Year break that works best for you. Everyone is welcome.