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CLASS DATES

Series description & details

Dear friends,

This branch class of the Kadampa Meditation Centre has been cancelled, effective immediately for various practical reasons. However, if you are interested in teachings on meditation and Buddhist wisdom at this location, please let us know of your interest by emailing our Education Coordinator, Khacho, at:

epc@meditateintoronto.com

In the meantime, anyone who has purchased passes can use those passes at our main centre at 631 Crawford Street, in Toronto.

We also invite you to check out our one-month series of classes in Mississauga, at the Central Library on Burnhamthorpe Road, in February. These tickets are selling quickly, and as there is limited space, we encourage you to book as soon as possible.

CLASS FORMAT

What to expect at a class
  • Guided Meditation

    Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.

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  • Teaching

    The teacher 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.

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  • Concluding Meditation

    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.

FAQS

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Q) Do I have to be Buddhist?

A) No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious commitment is required.

Q) Do I need any experience?

A) No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.

Q) How should I dress?

A) No special clothing is required, come as you are.

Q) Is there any physical exercise involved?

A) No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings, and everyone sits in chairs.

Q) Do I need to book in advance?

A) No, in fact there is no pre-booking. Everyone just drops in when they have a free evening. Each class is self-contained so you can come along whenever it suits you.

Q) Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

A) No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.

Q) Why do you charge for classes?

A) We are a registered charity (Charity # 861356970 RR0001) run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we raise go to pay for the rental of the room at Assembly Hall and the cost of occasional publicity.