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 required.
How to Understand our Mind
Wednesdays • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
This fall, immerse yourself in the inner journey of your own mind. Each week, Gen Chögyan 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 / What you think is what you are Sep 24 • Get the most out of your life
Oct 01 • Manage your feelings Oct 08 • You have a choice Oct 15 • Be inspired by positive examples Oct 22 • No class. International Fall Festival Oct 29 • No class.
Mindfulness & Wisdom
Nov 05 • Freedom from distractions Nov 12 • Virtuous intelligence & The power of our wishes
Ethical Way of Life
Nov 19 • Guardian of our mind Nov 26 • Conscious living Dec 03 • Supreme self-confidence Dec 10 • Seeing beyond ordinary
Kadampa Buddhist Teacher
Gen Kelsang Chögyan is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC). She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, under the guidance of her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Chögyan presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and accessible way for everyone to apply this profound wisdom in their daily life. Through her sincere example, she inspires many students to apply joyful effort in their practice of Dharma.
10 Carden Street Guelph, ON N1H 3A2 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.
Classes continue throughout the year