Ganden Yiga Chozin Meditation Center was started in 1993 to provide a peaceful place to present, study and contemplate on Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
The center offers courses on:
- Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, which develops the mind by teaching compassion and wisdom, and helping to understand why things happen.
- Meditation to relaxes the mind and makes it peaceful. From tranquillity comes clarity and understanding and greater concentration.
- Yoga to relax and balance body and mind.
Ganden Yiga Chozin Center is a branch of Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu. Kopan Monastery is part of the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) a worldwide organization of over 160 centers, projects and services under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Ganden Yiga Chozin means “Pure Land of Maitreya Buddha”, referring to Maitreya Buddha, the buddha of the future.
Once Maitreya becomes a Buddha, he will rule over the Ketumati Pure Land, an earthly paradise.
The quality of everything we do: our physical actions, our verbal actions, and even our mental actions, depends on our motivation. That’s why it’s important for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life. If we cultivate respect for others and our motivation is sincere, if we develop a genuine concern for others’ well-being, then all our actions will be positive.
— HH Dalai Lama