Monday Drop-in classes
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
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 26 • Freedom from Anger Feb 2 • Gain Inner stability Feb 9 • Accepting our faults with Strength Feb 16 • NO CLASS: Family Day
Mar 2 • Freedom from Attachment Mar 9 • A Joyful &Simple Life Mar 16 • Bring Peace into the World Mar 23 • The Power of a Kind Heart Mar 30 • Freedom from distractions
Apr 6 • NO CLASS Term Break Apr 13 • The Power of Mindfulness Apr 20 • Freedom from Confusion Apr 27 • Opening up our Mind
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.
Richmond Hill Central Library
1 Atkinson St. (Yonge & Major Mackenzie Drive) Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5 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