Fri 18 Jan - Sun 20 Jan
Gen Sanden

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

LIFE CAN BE HECTIC and overwhelming; it’s easy to be “on” all the time without ever taking the time to quiet our mental busyness. During this retreat you will have the opportunity to utilize Buddha’s teachings to reduce the mental distractions & noise that clutter the mind.

This retreat will include guided meditations from the Lamrim (stages of the path to enlightenment) which strengthen our mind, transform our daily difficulties and improve our relationships.  Leave feeling confident, inspired and mentally flexible.

Everyone is welcome!


Friday January 18

7-8:30pm | Introduction: Purifying our mind

Saturday January 19
10-11:15pm | A precious life
11:45am-1pm | Living as if each day is your last
2:15-3:30pm | Three sources of real happiness
3:45-5pm | Karma

Sunday January 20
10-11:15pm | A life less ordinary
11:45-1pm | Turning things around
2:15-3:30pm | The charge of compassion
3:45-5pm | The road to enlightenment


Join us for the full retreat, for one just one day or per session. – Whatever suits you best! Your options are below:

Whole Course (Fri-Sat): $80
Or book per day:
Friday Evening (Intro Talk): $15
Saturday (retreat day): $45
Sunday (retreat day): $45
Or drop in per session: $12/session
Free for members

*Costs include complimentary refreshments, but do not include lunches. There are several places in the neighbourhood to eat lunch, or you can pre-order an optional vegetarian wrap when you register for $10, or bring your own lunch.  We have a fridge and microwave you are welcome to use.

This retreat will be taught by Gen Kelsang Sanden, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver. Gen Sanden has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for 17 years.  Through his warmth, compassion, and humility, Gen Sanden’s teachings are deeply appreciated by his students.

If you have any inquiries please email:

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