Class Dates
Transforming RelationshipsOct 10, 17, 24, 31
The Power to be HappyNov 7, 14, 21, 28
Letting Go of Anger, Anxiety & DepressionDec 5, 12, 19

Thursdays · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
with Gen Sanden

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

Cost: $12/class (free members)

Our weekly drop-in meditation & buddhism classes have a different topic every week so you can always keep learning.  Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a concluding contemplative meditation based on the topic. There is also an opportunity for questions, followed by refreshments and social time.

No meditation experience is necessary, the classes are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators, and everyone is welcome.  Each class is self-contained so you can drop in any week, please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

OCTOBER SERIES: TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIPS

What if your way of trying to improve your relationships is actually causing problems? Buddha’s teachings are scientific methods proven to transform all our relationships including the one with yourself.

Join us for this weekly series to discover the power of these methods and how they can transform your life.  During this 3 to 4 week engaging series you’ll:

  • Discover how Modern Buddhism and meditation can help you become the agent for change
  • Engage in active practices to improve the way you view and interact with others – including your family, friends, co-workers…and yourself!
  • Learn techniques to remain open-hearted and loving, even in the face of difficult situations

Can’t make it to everything? No worries, of course we recommend you come to as much as you can, but each class is also designed to stand alone so you can come just to the ones that fit your schedule.

Week 1: A power method to transform all relationships (affectionate love, gratitude)
Week 2: Tapping into a reservoir of unfailing love! (cherishing love )
Week 3: Overcoming the biggest obstacle in our hearts (overcoming self cherishing, exchanging self with others)
Week 4: Healing all your relationships – including with yourself (wishing love and compassion)

Cost: $12 drop-in (free for members)


NOVEMBER SERIES: THE POWER TO BE HAPPY

This is the series that could change your life! Do you have the power to be happy, regardless of what life throws at you? Buddhist teachings help us to claim our happiness as our own by using ALL that life throws at us, even the difficulties, to empower ourselves and deepen our capacity for happiness.

At this special series, our teachers will present meditations and techniques for training the mind, leading to freedom from negative emotions. Make joy, happiness, and meaning your everyday reality!

Can’t make it to everything? No worries, of course we recommend you come to as much as you can, but each class is also designed to stand alone so you can come just to the ones that fit your schedule.

Week 1: Who is driving the vehicle of your own life?
Week 2:  Bye bye burnout!  The truth about exhaustion
Week 3:  Making happiness your everyday reality
Week 4:  Ultimate happiness

REGISTER NOW

Cost: $12 drop-in; $40/4 week series (free for members)


DECEMBER SERIES: LETTING GO OF ANGER, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Would you like to experience true freedom from anger, anxiety and depression?  Join us for this three week series and learn how to finally let go of these debilitating states of mind.

Each week learn and experience meditations which will gently guide you toward freedom from these negative states of mind and help you create positive changes for the rest of your life.

Results you will leave with?  A more loving, lighter and happier you!

Can’t make it to everything? No worries, of course we recommend you come to as much as you can, but each class is also designed to stand alone so you can come just to the ones that fit your schedule.

Week 1: Bye bye anger
Week 2: Become anxiety free!
Week 3: Hello positive direction! Depression redirected.

Cost: $12 drop-in; $30/3 week series (free for members) REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Please read before your first class:

Kindly arrive early, preferably at least 15 minutes, to facilitate check in and get seated. Out of kindness for our registration volunteers, fellow meditation students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers. Thank you for your understanding!

We are a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free.  The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.  Thank you.


Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.  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: $12/class (free members)

If you have any inquiries please email: info@kmcvancouver.org


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