Class Dates
APRNo class on the 7th, 14, 21, 28
MAY5, 12, 19, 26
JUN2, 9, 16, 23

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

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

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

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.)


In the April, May, and June series we will learn and practice some of the most powerful meditations Buddha taught.  These meditations can completely revolutionize our understanding and experience of life.
Through engaging in these meditations regularly, we will develop a heartfelt experience of their meaning that will protect us from suffering and help us maintain a happy mind all the time. They are famously known as the meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. They will lead anyone who practices them to become happier, wiser and clearer about life and ultimately to the supreme happiness of enlightenment.Everyone is welcome to attend.

APRIL SERIES | GETTING A BETTER HANDLE ON UNDERSTANDING OUR LIFE

April 7:  **No class due to WCDC**
April 14: This Precious Life of Ours
April 21: Ourselves as Travellers Bound for Future Lives
April 28: Protection from Unseen Dangers


MAY SERIES | MAKING OUR ACTIONS COUNT FOR MORE

May 5: Actions that Produce the Best Effects Now and in Our Future Lives
May 12: Real Freedom
May 19: Yes. Love CAN Be Generated
May 26: How to Say Bye Bye to the Selfish Mind

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JUNE SERIES | LOVE AND COMPASSION: REAL SOLUTIONS

June 2: The Why and How to Actually Love All Beings
June 9: The Benefits of Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes
June 16: Transformation by Compassion
June 23: The Path to Enlightenment

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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

Face coverings will be optional for people in all indoor public settings. People may want to continue wearing a mask based on personal choice.



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.

 


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


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