Wednesday Drop-in classes
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.
How to Understand our Mind
Wednesdays • 6:45 – 8:15 pm
This fall, immerse yourself in the inner journey of your own mind. Each week, Marie-Claude will teach on one particular aspect of our mind and help us understand its different parts and how it functions. We will thereby be able to identify and abandon the types of minds that lead to unhappiness and cultivate the ones that lead to happiness.
These classes are based on the most recent book of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: How to Understand the Mind.
Benefits you will receive in your daily life:
1. React to challenging daily situations in a more skillful and relaxed way 2. Break powerful bad habits of mind that lead to your daily unhappiness 3. Improve your concentration in all your daily activities 4. Gain confidence in yourself and your actions
Know your Mind, Know Yourself
Sep 17 • The key for a successful life Sep 24 • What you think is what you are Oct 01 • Get the most out of your life Oct 08 • Manage your feelings Oct 15 • Be inspired by positive examples
Oct 22 • No class. International Fall Festival Oct 29 • No class.
Mindfulness & Wisdom
Nov 05 • The power of our wishes Nov 12 • Freedom from distractions Nov 19 • Virtuous intelligence
Ethical Way of Life
Nov 26 • Guardian of our mind Dec 03 • Conscious living Dec 10 • Supreme self-confidence Dec 17 • Seeing beyond ordinary
Classes continue throughout the year.
Marie-Claude Martel has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for 6 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.