Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Center Miami, 1273 Coral Way, will celebrate its grand opening with an open house on Saturday, Jan. 11.
The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m. until noon there will be a meditation session in English with resident teacher and modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu. From 2 to 3 p.m. there will be a meditation session in Spanish with modern Buddhist nun Kelsang Deshe.
After many years of providing meditation programs at nightly rental locations throughout Miami, Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Center recently opened its own dedicated facility in Miami. Drolma Center, which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, presents a variety of modern Buddhist meditation classes, study programs, and events at the new location. Programs are offered in both English and Spanish.
“I would like to personally invite anyone and everyone in the Miami area to come and enjoy this spiritual place, as a place of rest and respite from the busy-ness and hectic pace of modern life,” said Gen Kelsang Norbu, the center’s resident teacher. “This place belongs to the people of Miami, as a place of meeting, a place of peace, meditation, spiritual learning, discussion, practice, development, growth, and awakening. Please do come; we are most happy to welcome and meet you.”
A member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, the group’s programs are dedicated to helping people find peace in their busy lives. The center offers Buddha’s timeless teachings in a simple, practical and modern presentation. Classes are suitable for everyone, whatever their level of interest — from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the spiritual path.
According to the center’s founder, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, “The benefits of these teachings are, through sincerely practicing them you can solve your daily problems such as the problems of anger, attachment, jealousy and ignorance. You can maintain a peaceful mind all the time so that you will be happy all the time. You can maintain harmony and good relationships with your family, friends and others so that you can make others happy too. Especially, you can make your human life very meaningful.”