Wednesday Drop-in classes
Due to bad weather conditions, we are unable to offer the class this evening Dec 11. Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay safe & Happy Holidays! See you in January.
CHANGE OF DAY: from January 21, classes will be held on Wednesday evenings
CHANGE OF VENUE: from January 21, classes will be held at: Princess Margaret Public School
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
As the New Year begins, we continue the inner journey inside our 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
Jan 21 • Freedom from Anger Jan 28 • Gain Inner stability
Feb 4 • Accepting our faults with Strength Feb 11 • Freedom from Attachment Feb 18 • A Joyful Mind Feb 25 • A Simple Life
Mar 4 • Bring Peace into the World Mar 11 • The Power of a Kind Heart Mar 18 • NO CLASS Venue Term Break Mar 25 • The Power of Mindfulness
Apr 1 • Freedom from Confusion Apr 8 • NO CLASS Term Break
Rose 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.
Princess Margaret Public School
51 Wellington Street Orangeville, ON L9W 2L6 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