Fri 3 Apr - Sun 5 Apr
with Gen Sanden

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

What special opportunity does Modern Kadampa Buddhism offer?
Easy to understand and practical methods to develop the actual causes of lasting happiness.

How do we make these methods work?
We practice them, follow the examples of others who are practicing them, and receive the blessings of all enlightened beings.

Why does it seem like our dharma practice is not connecting with our heart, and why does it always fall to the bottom of our to-do list?
The answer is mostly due to the lack of blessings from the enlightened Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden. These blessings will breathe life into our dharma practice, protect us from our biggest enemies, our delusions, and provide all conditions we need to continue our practice with joy.

In this way, we will be able to reap great benefits and be instrumental in providing others the same great opportunities, passing on the kindness.

Join us for this special day on Saturday celebrating our Tradition with the empowerment of the wisdom Buddha Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. On Friday receive an introduction to Kadampa Buddhism. On Sunday, finish the weekend with a retreat and watch your practice come alive!


7-8:30 Appreciating Buddha’s teachings for Modern People

10:00am -12:00pm – Empowerment
12:00pm – 1:30pm  – Vegetarian lunch included
1:30pm – 3:00pm-  Commentary
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Break
3:30pm -5:00pm –  Commentary with guided meditation

10-11:15 Heart Jewel with guided meditation
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11:45-1 Heart Jewel with guided meditation


Please arrive early for classes, preferably at least 15 minutes, to facilitate check in and get seated.  Also, please help us keep the air we share healthy and come to classes fragrance free.

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.

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