Building Equality: Overcoming ignorance with love

A combined retreat with KMC Colorado & KMC Texas

With Kadam Lucy James & Gen Menla

May 7th - 9th, 2021


Supporting Members receive 50% off this retreat!
No one turned away for lack of funds

About the Event

Would you like to learn how to love others well? To overcome your own biases? Do you ever wonder how you can make a difference?

Because of the self-focused view, we now live in a world that is increasingly toxic and divided. The key to lasting inner and outer change is learning to transcend our self-interest through the extraordinary combination of wisdom and compassion known as "equalizing and exchanging self with others". Often termed the “holy secret of training the mind”, this sequence of spiritual practices has been helping to heal hearts and liberate minds since it was first taught by Buddha 2500 years ago.

"Because we are all equal in wanting to experience happiness and avoid suffering, I should cherish all beings as I do myself." - Shantideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

With practice, we can realize our fundamental connection and total interdependence. These insights lead to an authentic selflessness, through which we let go of a limited self-centered approach to life, develop a huge heart of wisdom, and bring our love into practical action. 

In this inspiring and transformative retreat co-led by Kadam Lucy and Gen Menla, we invite you to learn and train in these life-changing techniques. Everyone is welcome! 

We hope you can make a special weekend of it. Sessions will remain available for one week.

(All retreat times are in Mountain Time)

Friday, May 7th

6:30-8:00pm…Session 1 (Kadam Lucy)

8:00-8:15pm....Zoom Party!

Saturday, May 8th

9:00-10:15am……..Session 2 (Gen Menla)

11:15am-12:30pm..…Session 3 (Kadam Lucy)


2:30-4:00pm……..Session 4 (Gen Menla)

5:00-6:00pm……..Session 5 (Q & A Zoom Session)

6:00-6:30pm.......Zoom Party!

Sunday, May 9th

9:30-11:00am…….……Session 6 (Kadam Lucy)

12:00-1:30pm.....Session 7 (Gen Menla)

About the Teachers

Kadam Lucy James

Our main teacher at KMC Colorado is Kadam Lucy James. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving meditation centers since 1981. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and Europe due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity. For many years, one of her main jobs was to help with the editing and production of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, and she has engaged in extensive meditation retreat.

Gen Menla

Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

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