Wednesday Evening Class

Walk-in Class (GP)

Wednesdays • 7-8.15pm

With Kadampa Teacher, Christine Reeves


$12 per class or 4 classes for $40

(Free for members)

@ 631 Crawford Street, Toronto, M6G 3K1

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. These classes focus on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.

Each class includes teaching, guided meditation and an opportunity to ask questions. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.

The Four Noble Truths
In the Sutra of The Four Noble Truths, Buddha says, “You should know sufferings. You should abandon origins. You should attain cessations. You should practice the path.”  In this series we will explore how these profound teachings can be applied practically to our life, enabling us to solve our daily problems and to establish within our minds the path to liberation and lasting happiness.

March 1  Controlling desire & finding satisfaction

March 8  Why do things go wrong?

March 15  The source of all problems

March 22  Finding freedom within

March 29  Happiness that lasts

A New Perspective

“All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy. All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.” – Shantideva

In this series we will explore how all the problems of daily life arise from our self-centered perspective. Each week, we will investigate a particular negative state of mind and discover its positive mental opponent. By learning to reduce our obsessive self-concern we will discover how the mind that cherishes others is a powerful method to solve our problems.

April 5 – Attachment vs Love

April 12 –  Jealousy vs Rejoicing

April 19 – Pride vs Humility

April 26 – Self vs Other

Like a Cloudless Sky – Meditations for a Clear Mind

Learn meditations to uncover the pure, essential nature of your mind, which lies beneath the usual turbulence of distracting thoughts. Through practicing these meditations we will experience the immediate benefits of a calmer mind and as we gain familiarity we will start to experience a deeper sense of inner peace, clarity and stillness in our mind, which will cause our usual problems of stress and tension to fall away.

May 3 – What is the mind?

May 10 – Finding inner clarity

May 17 – Connecting to our potential

May 24 – The limitless mind

Karma & the Key to Freedom

Karma is the natural law of actions and their effects. By understanding the law of karma we can take responsibility for all of our experiences and learn how to create positive karma and purify our potential for future suffering. In this way we can take control of our life and find real happiness within our own mind.

May 31 – What is karma?

June 7 – Actions & their effects

June 14 – Healing the Past

June 21 – Creating your future

The Confidence to Change

Many people suffer from a lack of self-confidence or base their self-esteem on things that are unreliable and subject to change. By tapping into the limitless reservoir of peace and happiness within our own mind, we can develop authentic self-confidence based on insight into our extraordinary potential.

June 28 – Freedom from Limitations

 July 5 – Developing Inner Strength

July 12 – Authentic Self Confidence

July 19 – Finding gold within