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Wednesday Drop-in classes

Please Note:
Apr 08 • NO CLASS Term Break
Apr 15 • NO CLASS Nyungnay Retreat

THESE CLASSES ARE A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION to improve the quality of our mind through contemplating and meditating on Buddha’s precious advice which helps us solve our daily problems and become happier, more loving individuals.

Although presented in series of classes, each class is self-contained, includes two guided meditations and a talk and can be attended individually.

These classes present practical tools to carry around in your day to maintain a peaceful mind.

No pre-registration is required.

Transform your life

Wednesdays • 6:45 – 8:15pm


We should consider how our human life is precious, rare and meaningful.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.

Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to transform our life and be free from problems, we must transform our mind.

Join a class and find out how by putting the teachings into practice you can create a truly meaningful life.

Foundation for a blissful journey

Apr 22 • What is meditation?
Apr 29 • The real source of happiness


May 6 • What is the mind?
May 13 • The precious knowledge of future lives
May 20 • One thing is certain… Death
May 27 • Karma


June 3 • The meaning of our human life
Jun 10 • 6 meditation practices for happiness 1
Jun 17 • 6 meditation practices for happiness 2
Jun 24 • Loving kindness


Classes will resume in September.


Katrina Natale is a long term Kadampa Buddhist Practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program. She has been administrative director of Kadampa centres in Vancouver and Toronto for many years. She is a Kadampa Buddhist meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.

Katrina is a very giving and dedicated member of the spiritual community and shares her experience of the teachings with kindness and inspiration.


Swansea Town Hall

Ravine Level (Room R04)

95 Lavinia Ave
Toronto, ON
M6S 3H9
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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.