A Mantra for a Happy Life


Saturday, November 28 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$25 / $10 for Center Members



The word Mantra literally means "mind protection." Through reciting a mantra we can protect our mind from negativity and keep it focused on positive thoughts and feelings in daily life.

There is a beautiful Buddhist prayer, known as the Four Immeasurables, that can be used as a mantra throughout the day to keep our mind focused, happy, and well motivated. This special prayer is as follows:

May everyone be happy.
May everyone be free from misery.
May no one ever be separated from their happiness.
May everyone have equanimity, free from hatred, and attachment.

With this prayer we are wishing for everyone to experience equanimity, true happiness, freedom from problems, and internal joy. This powerful prayer fills our mind with positive energy and, if everyone was to hold its meaning in their heart, world peace would be accomplished overnight.

In this half day course Gen Chodor will explain the meaning of this prayer and how we can use it as a mantra in daily life to benefit ourselves and others.

10:00 11:15 am Teaching & meditation
11:15 11:45 am Break
11:45 1:00 pm Teaching & meditation

Live Video Access

This teaching is live streamed via YouTube. After registering for this teaching you will be sent a link to a landing page where you can watch the teaching live streamed through YouTube. This link will become active 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. The video recording of this lecture will be available for 48 hours after it is live streamed for all those who register.

The Teacher

This course is taught by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha's teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.