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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

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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.

Learn about our teachers

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.