Fri-Sun, August 18-20, 2017

Location: KMC Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver

About the Retreat

If we wish to lead the happy life we long for, we must learn how to transform our mind. In this retreat, be guided through the essential meditations of Buddhism that will give rise to a complete transformation of our mind, freeing us from negative emotions and making joy and happiness our everyday reality. Based on the book ‘How To Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, this retreat is a wonderful opportunity to bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

This retreat is also an opportunity to review and deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings received during the Summer Festival 2017. Learn in a practical way how to bring these precious instructions to heart by contemplating and meditating on them.  

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience required.  You can book for the full weekend or book by day (Fri introduction, Saturday day, or Sunday morning).  See options about booking below!

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver and Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley.  He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

Cost & Booking

Full retreat - $70 / $30 members
Or book by day:
Fri night - $15 / free members
Sat day - $50 / $20 members
Sun morning - $25 / $10 members

Course fee includes vegetarian lunch on Saturday & light refreshments.   

Booking is required - please click here to register now! Or call us at 604-221-2271


Please arrive by 7:20pm to check in!
Introductory Talk: 7-8:30pm

Session 1:  10-11:15am
Session 2:  11:45-1pm
Lunch: 1:15-2:15pm
Session 3:   2:30-4pm
4pm onwards - stay for tea and any informal questions or discussion 🙂

Session 1:   10-11:15pm
Session 2:   11:45-1pm

(optional - stay for Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers with small food offering @  2pm)