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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 required.

How to Understand our Mind

Thursdays • 7:00 – 8:30 pm

GP2014Fall-How to understand the mind

This fall, immerse yourself in the inner journey of your own mind. Each week, Rose 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 18 • The key for a successful life
Sep 25 • What you think is what you are
Oct 02 • Get the most out of your life
Oct 09 • Manage your feelings
Oct 16 • You have a choice
Oct 23 • Be inspired by positive examples
Oct 30 No class.


Mindfulness & Wisdom

Nov 06 • Freedom from distractions
Nov 13 • Virtuous intelligence & The power of our wishes


Ethical Way of Life

Nov 20 • Guardian of our mind
Nov 27 • Conscious living
Dec 04 • Supreme self-confidence
Dec 11 • Seeing beyond ordinary

Rose 2Rose Hirano is a Kadampa Buddhist meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada. She is a long-term Kadampa Buddhist Practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program. She is a warm-hearted and very dedicated member of the spiritual community, and teaches in various areas around Toronto.


Learn more about our teachers

Orangeville Public Library

1 Mill Street
Orangeville, ON
L9W 2M2
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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.

Classes continue throughout the year



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