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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.

How to Understand our Mind

Wednesdays • 6:45 – 8:15pm

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As the New Year begins, we continue the inner journey inside our own mind. Each week, we will learn about 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


Jan 21 • Freedom from Anger
Jan 28 • Gain Inner stability


Feb 04 • Accepting our faults with Strength
Feb 11 • Freedom from Attachment
Feb 18 • A Joyful Mind
Feb 25 • A Simple Life


Mar 04 • Bring Peace into the World
Mar 11 • The Power of a Kind Heart
Mar 18 • Freedom from Distractions
Mar 25 • The Power of Mindfulness


Apr 01 • Freedom from Confusion
Apr 08 • NO CLASS Term Break
Apr 15 • NO CLASS Nyungnay


Classes continue throughout the year.

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.