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Drop-in classes

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.

Mondays • 7-8:30pm


Connect with Yourself

Most of us are looking forward to this time of year when the sun is out, the fans or AC are on and everything looks so colourful! It’s summer and in Canada it does not feel long enough! We book our vacations, make plans, take time to rest and socialize.

How can we guarantee that we will have an enjoyable summer? Who can promise that their summer will go exactly like they want it?

In this series of classes, we will add practical tools to our happiness tool kit to help us make the most of this time of the year through contemplating wisdom advice from Buddha and through meditating.


Jul 07 • Know how to rest
Jul 14 • Let go of expectations
Jul 21 • Be grateful


Classes continue throughout the year.

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 about our teachers

Richmond Hill Central Library



1 Atkinson St. (Yonge & Major Mackenzie Drive)
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 0H5
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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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