Class Dates
Level 2 - February6, 13, 20, 27
Level 1 - March 13, 20, 27
Level 1 - April3, 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
with Jenalee Tsimaras and Kevin McElroy

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

Cost: $12 /class, $40/ 4 class series

Join us for this introductory Learn to Meditate series!  Learn the art of meditation and bring a sense of balance, peace and clarity into your life and relationships.


Designed especially for beginners to learn the essentials of meditation practice and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.

Designed for those who have completed Level 1 or for those those who wish to revitalize their practice and delve deeper into meditation and modern buddhist practices.

Each class will include guided meditation, a talk and a chance to ask questions. Everyone is welcome.

Level 1 and Level 2 are each presented as a series (see below), BUT each class is self contained so you can drop-in any week.

LEVEL ONE – Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm  

Class 1 – The Basics
What is meditation and how is it useful?

Class 2 – Meditation as Medicine
Changing the way we see and interact with the world

Class 3 – Dive a Little Deeper
It turns out we’re not the only ones… A lesson about others

Class 4 – Build your Practice
Breaking down the details of “How” and “Why” so you feel confident meditating at home.

*Please note that Level 1 will be starting March 13.  The series will be 3 weeks in March due to our popular Choose Happiness Public Talk  taking place on March 7.  We’d love it if you could join us as we host international teacher and Buddhist monk, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab for a life-changing talk on happiness.  To register please click here.

LEVEL TWO – Wednesday Evenings – 7:00-8:30pm (new dates will be announced soon)

Class 1 – When life gives you lemons
Learn to take the not so awesome things life throws at us and use them to our advantage

Class 2 – We’re all going to die. Lets talk about it
Lets discuss death and how meditating on it dramatically improves our current life

Class 3 –  Kicking bad habits
Anger, impatience, jealousy, hatred…we’ve all been there.  Learn how to not go there anymore

Class 4 – You are not your mind – Let us prove it to you.
Where we learn to distinguish our self from our mind

Jenalee Tsimaras is a dynamic and inspiring Kadampa Buddhist Teacher.  She directly shows how young professionals can apply meditation and buddhism to their busy lives.



Kevin McElroy has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Kevin draws on his experiences as a business leader, husband and father and loves using humour to make the teachings accessible and easy to understand.



Cost: $12 /class, $40/ 4 class series

If you have any inquiries please email:

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