NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Spend New Year’s Eve at the dharma center! The evening will start with a public talk, followed by a potluck party with non-alcoholic beverages and vegetarian food, and Prayers for World Peace. Ring in The New Year with a compassionate wish for World Peace.
7:30 – 9:00 p.m
A Quantum of Wisdom
Public talk and guided meditation
with Kadam Peter Kurczynski
Reality is not “out there” separate from the mind. Appearances are the nature of the mind and are inseparable from mind. In this sense, the wisdom teachings of Buddhism find the parallel in modern physics, in which quantum particles seem inextricably linked to the experiments that study them. However, in the wisdom tradition, we learn that investigating the nature of reality gives us the freedom to choose happiness and peaceful states of mind over delusions and suffering. By learning to meditate on wisdom, we can identify with our potential and solve our inner problems.
9 – 11:15 pm
Party with vegetarian food and non-alcoholic drinks. Bring something to share as you wish!
We will also have a video showing of the new documentary about the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.
Tara Prayers for World Peace
Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Her name means ‘Rescuer,’ and by reciting her praises, we receive protection and inconceivable benefits. In these difficult times, we request Tara to bless us and all people in the world