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PLEASE NOTE: Classes are now held on Wednesday evenings at 10 Carden (see information below).

These classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find happiness from within our own mind. Even though classes are presented in the form of series, each class is self-contained and therefore can be attended individually or as a series. No pre-registration required.

Wednesdays • 7 – 8:30pm


A Wind of Change – Mindful Living

We all face many changes in our life, some expected or planned, and some unwanted. We often change things and situations in our life and yet still remain unfulfilled afterwards. At other times, we feel stuck in a fixed external situation and in unhelpful ways of thinking. Rather than creating the life we want, we settle for coping with the life we feel we have.

Understanding the law of karma is a fundamental wisdom that can help us accept what occurs to us and guide our actions in a direction that will bring positive changes that will bear fruits of happiness. Buddha’s teachings on karma and the ultimate nature of reality: emptiness, give us the tools to begin bringing about this transformation here and now.


Apr 23 • The basis for a happy life: understanding the law of karma
Apr 30 • The meaning of death

May 07 • Knowing our mind: creating a better self
May 14 • Changing bad habits: joyful effort
May 21 • Responsibility without guilt
May 28 • Facing difficulties with strength and flexibility

Jun 04 • Growing our good heart
Jun 11 • Living in harmony with reality
Jun 18 • Letting go of our fears, discovering our real nature


Please note: Classes will not be offered in Guelph during the summer. Classes will resume in September.

Kadampa Buddhist Teacher

GenChogyan 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.

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10 Carden

10 Carden Street
Guelph, ON
N1H 3A2
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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.

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