These classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find happiness from within our own mind. Even though classes are presented in the form of a series, each class is self-contained and therefore can be attended individually or as a series. No pre-registration required.
Please note: Classes at this branch will now be held on Wednesday evenings.
Wednesdays • 6:45-8:15pm
A Wind of Change – Mindful Living
We all face many changes in our life, some expected or planned, and some unwanted. We often change things and situations in our life and yet still remain unfulfilled afterwards. At other times, we feel stuck in a fixed external situation and in unhelpful ways of thinking. Rather than creating the life we want, we settle for coping with the life we feel we have.
Understanding the law of karma is a fundamental wisdom that can help us accept what occurs to us and guide our actions in a direction that will bring positive changes that will bear fruits of happiness. Buddha’s teachings on karma and the ultimate nature of reality: emptiness, give us the tools to begin bringing about this transformation here and now.
Apr 30 • The basis for a happy life: understanding the law of karma
May 07 • The meaning of death May 14 • Knowing our mind: creating a better self May 21 • Changing bad habits: joyful effort May 28 • Responsibility without guilt
Jun 04 • No Class Jun 11 • Facing difficulties with strength and flexibility Jun 18 • Living in harmony with reality
Please note: Classes will not be offered in Bloorwest Village during the summer but you can join us at the Temple for our next series. Classes resume in Bloorwest Village in September.
Marie-Claude Martel has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for 5 years in various places around the world: Barbados, France, Montreal and Toronto. She is a student of the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and since September 2012, has been the Education Program Coordinator of KMCC.
Swansea Town Hall Ravine Level (Room R04) 95 Lavinia Ave Toronto, ON M6S 3H9 View map
Drop-in at any time during the series. No need to pre-register. $10 per class, $40 for 5 classes
Free for centre card holders. Click for more info.
We are a non-profit organization. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing in particular, however if you wish to take notes bring a pen and notepad.
How should I dress for class?
No particular clothing is required.