Sat 26 Jan - Sun 27 Jan
Gen Kelsang Sanden

Location: Commercial Drive · Kadampa Meditation Centre - Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion

We underestimate ourselves, others and what we are capable of. The greatest treasure Buddha offers us is his teachings on our potential: how to recognize it, pursue it with full intention, and actually accomplish.

Through re-educating ourselves about human potential, we greatly improve the ‘scope’ of our view of life and its meaning, and develop the compassion of a Bodhisattva, a being bound for enlightenment out of compassion for others.

At the moment our compassion is stunted and we see little ability in ourselves to address the problems of the world. The Bodhisattva’s path opens us up to a hopeful vision for all living beings which motivates us to work for that vision and benefit all living beings directly.

This weekend Gen Sanden will impart this vision and practical meditations to move into the realm of our actual potential.


Saturday January 26
9:30-11am | Teaching and meditation
11:30-1pm | Teaching and meditation
2:30-4pm |Teaching and meditation

Sunday January 27
10-11:15pm | Meditation on bodhichitta – compassion unplugged
11:45-1pm | Meditation on faith in the six perfections – follow these and life will work out!



Whole Course (Sat-Sun): $65
Or book per day:
Saturday: $45
Sunday: $25

Free for members

*Costs include complimentary refreshments, but do not include lunches. There are several places in the neighbourhood to eat lunch, or you can pre-order an optional vegetarian wrap when you register for $10, or bring your own lunch. We have a fridge and microwave you are welcome to use.

This weekend retreat will be taught by Gen Kelsang Sanden, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver. Gen Sanden has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for 17 years.  Through his warmth, compassion, and humility, Gen Sanden’s teachings are deeply appreciated by his students.

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