Class Dates
Level 1October 16, 23, 30, November 6 
Level 2November 13, 20, 27, December 4 

Wednesdays · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
with Jenalee Tsimara

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

Join us this fall 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.

This series is designed especially for beginners (or for those who wish to revitalize their practice). In this course you will learn the essentials of meditation practice and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. 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, however, each class is self contained so you can drop-in any week for $12/class, or register online for $40 for a 4 week series.

LEVEL 1 – October 16 – November 6

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

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

Week 1 – The Basics. What is meditation and how is it useful?
Week 2 – Meditation as Medicine.  Changing the way we see and interact with the world.
Week 3 – Dive a Little Deeper. It turns out we’re not the only ones… A lesson about others
Week 4 – Build your Practice. Breaking down the details of “How” and “Why” so you feel confident at home.

LEVEL 2 – November 13 – December 4

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.

Week 1 – When life gives you lemons:  Learn to take the not so awesome things life throws at you and use them to your advantage.
Week 2 – We’re all going to die – Let’s talk about it.
Week 3 – Kicking bad habits.   Anger, impatience, jealousy, hatred… we’ve all been there
Week 4 – You are not your mind. Let us prove it to you.  Distinguish yourself, from your mind.

Please read before your first class:

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.

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.

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.

If you have any inquiries please email:

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