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Richmond Hill

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 man-EVENT-long

A Wind of Change – Mindful Living

We all face many changes in our life, some expected or planned, and some unwanted. We often change things and situations in our life and yet still remain unfulfilled afterwards. At other times, we feel stuck in a fixed external situation and in unhelpful ways of thinking. Rather than creating the life we want, we settle for coping with the life we feel we have. Understanding the law of karma is a fundamental wisdom that can help us accept what occurs to us and guide our actions in a direction that will bring positive changes that will bear fruits of happiness. Buddha’s teachings on karma and the ultimate nature of reality: emptiness, give us the tools to begin bringing about this transformation here and now.


Apr 28 • The basis for a happy life: understanding the law of karma
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May 05 • The meaning of death
May 12 • Knowing our mind: creating a better self
May 26 • Changing bad habits: joyful effort
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Jun 02 • Responsibility without guilt
Jun 09 No Class
Jun 16 • Living in harmony with reality
Jun 23 • Letting go of our fears, discovering our real nature

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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