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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

Mondays • 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 15 • The key for a successful life
Sep 22 • What you think is what you are
Sep 29 • Get the most out of your life

Oct 06 • Manage your feelings
Oct 13 No class – Thanksgiving.
Oct 20 • You have a choice
Oct 27 No class.

Nov 03 No class.
Nov 10 • Be inspired by positive examples


Ethical Way of Life

Nov 17 • Guardian of our mind
Nov 24 • Conscious living
Dec 01 • Supreme self-confidence

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

Richmond Hill Central Library


Richmond-hill 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.

Classes continue throughout the year



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