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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.

Wednesdays • 7 – 8:15pm

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Suitable for everyone, these drop-in classes offer simple practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists of guided meditation, a talk based on Buddha’s teachings and a chance to ask questions. See the ‘Information for Beginners’ page to find out more.

This term the classes will be based on the book How to Solve our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.


Learn to Meditate | 4-week series

This four-class series is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits of meditation. Learn how to create inner space and respond to life’s challenges in a positive and constructive way.

Sept 16 • What is Meditation?
Sept 23 • A Daily Practice
Sept 30 • Developing Mindfulness
Oct 7 • Staying Positive


Overcoming Anger & Frustration | 4-week series

Anger takes many forms and is always painful and destructive. Through meditation and other practices it is possible to gradually reduce and eventually overcome these negative habits of mind completely.

Oct 14 • The basis for transformation
Oct 21 • Why we get angry
Oct 28 • Overcoming Painful Emotions
Nov 4 • Let go and forgive


Warm Heart, Joyful Life | 5-week series

Explore how to cultivate an authentic experience of loving kindness through meditation. By opening our heart to others we can solve many of our daily problems, improve our relationships with others and maintain a happy peaceful mind all the time.

Nov 11 • Learning to love
Nov 18 • The freedom of humility
Nov 25 • Developing compassion
Dec 2 • Transforming life’s difficulties
Dec 9 • The healing practice of Taking & Giving


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.