Fri 18 Oct - Sun 20 Oct
with Gen Sanden

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

Cost: See details below schedule

How to make your life truly meaningful….

The Mirror of Dharma is an analogy for describing Buddha’s teachings, a mirror through which we can see the nature of things clearly, understand what actions to abandon and which to practice. It is through this mirror that we can understand how important other living beings are for us, how to care for them and develop authentic love and compassion that informs our every action as we develop and improve as a living being. Through this retreat we will develop an heartfelt vision of ourselves as beings bound for enlightenment that will radically transform the nature of our actions and life.

This retreat is for anyone seeking real meaning in life. Its focus is on a special oral transmission of some of Buddha’s most powerful teachings given at the NKT International Fall Festival 2019, a gathering of thousands of Kadampa students from around the world in the Grand Canyon.

Not to be missed! This retreat – one of many being offered simultaneously around the world – will help deepen the experience of those who attended the 2019 NKT International Fall Festival in Arizona, as well as give an opportunity to those who couldn’t travel there to connect to the life changing experience of that event!

7:00 – 8:30 pm

9:30 am – 11:00 am – Session 1
11:00 am – 11:30 am – Break
11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Session 2
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Vegetarian lunch will be provided
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Session 3
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Break
3:45 pm – 4:30 p.m – Session 4

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Session 1
11:30 am – 11:50 am – Break
11:50 am – 1:00 pm – Session 2

Full Weekend (Fri-Sun) – $80 ($15 for members) 

Friday Intro Only – $15 (members free)
Saturday Only – $50 ($15 for members) – includes vegetarian lunch
Sunday Only $24 (members free)


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.  Thank you.

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: See details below schedule

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