Drop-in Classes

Drop-in Class Schedule

*Check links for dates & details (classes not offered every week)

Classes consist of 2 guided meditations and a talk on how to integrate meditation into daily life. 

Main Centre (Commercial & 18th)

Mon 7-9pm          Foundation Program

Wed 7-8:30pm     Learn to Meditate  

Thu 7-8:30pm      Meditation & Buddhism 

Saturdays             Various Workshops 

Sun 10-11:15am  Supercharge Your Sundays – Starting November 17

*Foundation program is by enrolment.  Interested? Email epc@meditateinvancouver.org


Wed 7-8:15pm     Meditation & Buddhism


Tue 7 – 8:15 pm   Meditation & Buddhism


Tue 6 – 7:30pm   Meditation & Buddhism


Mon 1-2:30pm     Meditation & Buddhism

Wed 10-12:15pm  Foundation Program*


Surrey & the Fraser Valley

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Want a class in your neighbourhood?  Email us at info@meditateinvancouver.org!

Class Format
Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.  If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a five minute chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of Buddha.


One of our Kadampa Buddhist Teachers will then give a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

A Daily Practice

The class concludes with a guided meditation to help us mix our mind with the teaching and take it to heart. There is also an opportunity to ask questions.



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
Colleen Neely
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Colleen Neely
Kevin McElroy
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Kevin McElroy
Lucila McElroy
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Lucila McElroy
Denise Fitzgerald
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Denise Fitzgerald
Jenalee Tsimara
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Jenalee Tsimara


What do I need to do before attending a class?
Simply find a meditation class that suits you and fits your schedule.  You do not need to pre-register.  Each class is self contained.

Do I have to be Buddhist to attend? 
No.  Everyone is welcome.  People of all walks of life can benefit from these teachings!

What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing at all; however, if you wish to take notes, bring a pen and notepad.

How should I dress for class? 
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing.

Do I need to arrive early?
Yes, please kindly arrive early, preferably at least 15 minutes prior to class, 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!

Do we meditate on the floor?
We usually sit in comfortable chairs for meditation, and do have a few cushions for those who wish.

For more information and details, also visit What to Expect at a Class.

Websites & Videos

How to Meditate
On this website you can learn the basics of Buddhist meditation

Introductory Videos
Video teachings on Meditation and Buddhism

About Buddhism
Information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy

About Buddha
About Dharma
About Meditation
About Tantra
About Reincarnation
Anger Management Techniques
Find Happiness
Death and Dying
Dealing with Fear
Find Peace of Mind
Learn Meditation Techniques