Saturday 17 June • 9:30am – 4pm

Location: KMC Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver

About the Meditation Course

What prevents us from really connecting with and loving others?  What is the root cause of feeling isolated, lonely or afraid?  Buddha taught that the root cause is a particular type of ignorance called self-grasping.

We hallucinate and grasp at a self that is completely independent of others and the world around us.  In truth such a self doesn’t exist at all.  When we develop the wisdom that deeply understands this, we open the door to realizing the interdependence between ourself and others and can develop profound love, compassion and peace.  In this special day course, Gen Thekchen will explain how Buddha’s teachings on ultimate truth, emptiness helps us to connect with all living beings in a way we never thought possible.  

Everyone is welcome to attend this very special course. 

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Thekchen is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver. He has been ordained for 17 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.


Cost & Booking
$50 | $15 for KMC Vancouver Supporting Members · Light Refreshments included · Lunch is not included, but the Trout Lake Farmers Market is 5 minutes away with many food trucks to choose from
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9-9.30am Registration
9.30am-10:45am  Teaching
10:45am- 11.15am Tea break
11.15am-12pm Meditation

12pm-1.30pm Lunch Break (lunch not included, but Trout Lake Farmers Market has many food trucks, 5 min walk)

1.30pm - 2.45pm Teaching
2:45pm-3.15pm Tea break
3:15pm-4pm Meditation


Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver,  1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver, B.C. V5N 2K2 Map
(Victoria Drive turns into Victoria Diversion briefly between 20th and 18th Avenue just before it becomes Commercial Drive)

Email:  Telephone: 604.221.2271