Our Classes

Online Class Schedule

We are currently offering all our classes online. We are working to allow in person attendance to some classes in the safest way possible. For updates, please join our email (scroll to bottom of this page).

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Class Format
Class

Each class includes guided meditations,  some brief prayers for meditation and a practical teaching in which we learn at least one meditation we can follow up with ourselves and daily practices we can engage in outside of meditation that will improve our life and meditation practice.

Emphasis

The teachings always include an emphasis on how we can integrate the meaning of Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives, which is the hallmark of Kadampa Buddhist practice. In in person classes when these are possible, there is usually an opportunity to ask questions at the end. 

 
 

Teachers

 
 
Resident Teacher

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.
Gen Sanden is the main teacher at KMC Vancouver, leading guided retreats, Empowerments, Weekend courses as well as many weekly classes.  Gen Sanden also teaches the Foundation study program.

Other Teachers

KMC Vancouver is fortunate to have inspiring and experienced practitioners who teach drop-in meditation classes, and half day and full day courses. Our teachers engage in study and train in one of our extensive Study Programs: the Teacher Training Program or the Foundation Program.

Inkeri Meharg
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Inkeri Meharg

Inkeri Meharg is a senior Kadampa teacher who has been practicing for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of practical experience of integrating Buddhist teachings with daily life. Inkeri teaches the drop-in Meditation and Buddhism class on Sundays, at our main Kadampa centre.

Colleen Neely
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Colleen Neely

Colleen Neely is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher who has been practicing for over 20 years. People are drawn to Colleen's sincere and humble example, her practical teachings, and her natural warmth and humour. Colleen teaches the kids class on Sundays at the Kadampa Centre and also teaches various workshops on weekends.

Kevin McElroy
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Kevin McElroy

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 .

Lucila McElroy
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Lucila McElroy

Lucila McElroy is a senior Kadampa teacher who brings a wealth of experience of practicing Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is known for her warmth and ability to touch the hearts of her students. Lucila teaches various courses at our main centre and drop-in classes in Kitsilano.

Denise Fitzgerald
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Denise Fitzgerald

Denise Fitzgerald is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher. Denise's warm-hearted manor exemplifies the Kadampa way of life. She shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that helps people see their potential for inner peace and happiness through practicing meditation. Denise teaches Intro to Buddhism on Tuesday evenings, and teaches various workshops on weekends.

Jenalee Tsimara
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Jenalee Tsimara

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. Jenalee teaches our drop-in Learn to Meditate class on Wednesday evenings, at our main Kadampa Centre.