Are you happy?
What is happy, exactly?
Who owns your happy?
Do you think a Buddhist nun knows anything about happy?
Do you think a Buddhist nun with a wonderfully mischievous smile knows anything about happy?
Do you think a Buddhist nun can resurrect your happy?
When was the last time you meditated?
Aren’t you intrigued? Gen Kelsang Nyema offers a glimpse into her April 11th talk by offering an observation, “We’re all looking for happiness, but we’re looking in all the wrong places.” Funny and intriguing, indeed.
Ordained at age 25, Kelsang Nyema says that she lives a pretty simple life. “I teach and I practice.” Originally from St. Louis, Nyema has lived in South Carolina for almost 6 years, teaching at the Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center in Columbia and holding regular classes in the Greenville area. She made the decision to follow the path to ordination because, as she tells us, “I wanted to be a spiritual person; I wanted to make my life about that.”
Described by Unzipped curator Lisa Corley as someone with “…a calm presence and a heartfelt desire to teach simple, profound truths,” Nyema says it is her hope that her talk will leave us with the truth that “peace of mind is so much easier than we think it is.”