Class Dates
JAN6, 13, 20, 27
FEB3, 10, 17, 24
MAR3, 10, 17, 24, 31
APR14, 21, 28 (No class on the 7th due to celebration)
Thursdays · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
with Gen Kelsang Sanden

Location: ONLINE · Greater Vancouver

Cost: $15/class | No cost for members. Attending multiple classes each week? Click to become a member and save!

**Until further notice, all classes are ONLINE ONLY.**

Our Thursday class offers step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness.

Each class starts with a short guided breathing meditation, followed by a teaching on why your state of mind matters, and concludes with a meditation to set up your week.

The class is designed for drop-in but greater benefit and understanding naturally arise through attending our Thursday class regularly.

We are often quite passive about our state of mind. If we’re angry, rather than trying to change our anger, we try to change the externals; same with depression, anxiety and so forth. What we really need to do is control our mind, change it from bad states to good, from anger to patience and compassion, and so forth. There are many reasons to change our mind rather than focus on changing externals, but one thing is sure: we need to use every opportunity to improve our mind! (See below for schedule & topics.)


JANUARY SERIES | A WHOLE NEW WORLD: LIFE FROM A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE

Discover life from a Buddhist perspective! In this series, we will explore the essentials of Buddhist views and how these views open up a whole new world of joy and meaning. Join us to learn actual solutions to the time old questions of how to find happiness, solve all our own problems, and gain the power to help others do the same.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

January 6: Understanding the big picture to make our life meaningful
January 13: Understanding Karma to bring about profound change
January 20: Understanding meditation to bring about peace, happiness and real freedom
January 27: Understanding and reaching our real potential

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FEBRUARY TO APRIL SERIES | AWAKENING OUR SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL

If you could, wouldn’t you want to increase your inner strength, your love, and your happiness? Not to mention your resilience, compassion, confidence, and wisdom? While we may possess some of these qualities right now, we also continue to experience unhappiness, anger, anxiety, insecurity, etc.

According to Buddha, these positive qualities are actually natural to our mind. They are part of our spiritual potential. But at the moment we are unaware of this, and so these qualities remain dormant.

In this series, Gen Sanden will introduce heart-enriching meditations and insights designed to awaken our spiritual potential. All these practices can be easily integrated into our daily life, allowing us to let go of those feelings of limitation and inadequacy, allowing us instead to connect to the beautiful qualities within our mind. By awakening and nurturing these we become the joyful, confident, beneficial person we long to be. Not only does our life become resonant with purpose but we will also put ourselves in the position of being able to fulfill the wishes of our family and friends, our community, and even our world.

Particularly at this painful time in our world, what could be more meaningful?

Everyone welcome!

Weekly Themes:

February 3: What is our Spiritual Potential
February 10: Experiencing Buddha Nature
February 17: How Love and Compassion Awaken our Buddha Nature
February 24: How Does Enlightenment Help Living Beings?

March 3: Bodhichitta: This One Mind Will Change Your Life
March 10: The Power and Beauty of Bodhichitta
March 17: A Mind Like a Supernova
March 24: An Extraordinary Jewel of a Mind
March 31: A Fully-Engaged Life

April 7 – No class due to WCDC
April 14: A Quick Method to Create Happiness
April  21: How to Purify the Mind
April  28: A Quick Method to Generate Positive Energy

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DETAILS
  • Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations.
  • Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like.
  • These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.
  • No special clothing is required.

COVID GUIDELINES

**Until further notice, all classes are ONLINE ONLY.**



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: $15/class | No cost for members. Attending multiple classes each week? Click to become a member and save!

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


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