About the MADC

The Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration is an annual regional Kadampa Buddhist celebration in Baltimore that includes teachings, a blessing ceremony called an empowerment, and guided meditations. An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive powerful blessings that enrich our body, speech, and mind. This year, Kadam Morten will grant the empowerment of Buddha…

White Tara Empowerment

White Tara is a female enlightened being who bestows long life, wisdom, and good fortune. It is said that living beings receive Tara’s blessings as swiftly as the wind moves because she is the manifestation of the wind element of all the Buddhas. If we rely upon her with faith, she will protect us from…

Teachings on the Practice of the Five Forces

Kadam Morten will give teachings on how to integrate our Dharma practices into our daily life by means of the Five Forces. These are: The Force of Motivation The Force of Familiarity The Force of White Seed The Force of Destruction The Force of Aspirational Prayer Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says in ‘Eight Steps to Happiness’, “If we…

Celebration Teachers

Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition & Resident Teacher at the KMC New York City.  For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity,…

Schedule

Friday, March 17: 6:45-7:30pm: Registration 6pm:  Dinner (pre-registration required) 7:30 – 9pm: Introductory Talk with Gen Nyema Saturday, March 18: 8 – 8:45am: Registration 9 – 10 am: Meditation with Gen Chogden 10 – 10:45am: Registration 11 am – 1 pm: Empowerment of Buddha White Tara with Kadam Morten 1:30 – 3 pm: Lunch 3:30…

Venue

This year MADC will be hosted at KMC Maryland, World Peace Temple. 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of NKT, has dedicated his life to helping people find true happiness by developing inner peace through meditation and other practices. He has designed an international education program that provides everyone…

Pricing & Online Registration

Price: Whole Weekend: $140 (includes lunch and dinner Saturday, and lunch Sunday) Saturday only: $85 (includes lunch and dinner) Children ages 0-3: Free Children ages 4-10:  $5 for Friday only, $15 for Saturday only, $30 for whole weekend (There is a family video-link in the cafe area, where art supplies are available.  No specific children’s activities are…

International Temple Project

The proceeds from this event and all the courses presented at KMC Maryland are dedicated to public benefit through the International Temples Project. The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly and to exemplify contemporary…

Accommodation

There are accommodations available at local hotels and the below websites.  We regret that there are not any onsite accommodations available.   The two hotels listed below are only a 10-15 minute drive from the temple.  1. Best Western Plus – Towson.  We have a group rate of $110/night available until March 3rd.  Use this link to see…

Contact & Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about MADC please contact: Tel: (410) 243-3837 Email: peace@meditationmd.org This event is run by 100% Volunteers if you are a member of KMC Maryland and would like to help please click the button below to sign up: *If you are coming from other centers please see your local Administrative Director or Teacher to get…