Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Based on the book, The New Meditation Handbook, these classes present the step-by-step series of meditations, known traditionally as Lamrim, or the “Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”. Arranged in the sequence in which they are to be realized, these meditations guide the practitioner along the path by developing their inner peace, compassion and wisdom.
Although each class is self-contained, the on-going series is designed for those wishing to develop a qualified daily meditation practice and to gain heart-felt experience of these instructions.
The Foundations of Lasting Happiness
Understanding the deeper sources of security and inner peace through qualified meditation practice.
Sept 7 – The Dangers of Lower Rebirth
Sept 14 – Refuge
Sept 21 – Karma
Sept 28 – Renunciation
Opening our Hearts to Others
Cultivating connection through developing a warm heart and letting go of our self-centred perspective.
Oct 5 – Equanimity
Oct 12 – Recognizing All Living Beings Are Our Mother
Oct 19 – Remembering the Kindness of Mother Living Beings
Oct 26 – Equalizing Self & Other
Training in Love
Scientific methods for solving our problems by deepening and extending our love for others.
Nov 2 – The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Nov 9 – The Advantages of Cherishing Others
Nov 16 – Exchanging Self with Others
Nov 23 – Great Compassion
The Mind of Enlightenment
Cultivating our compassionate Buddha nature to actualize our full potential.
Nov 30 – Taking
Dec 7 – Wishing Love
Dec 14 – Giving
A) No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
A) No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.
A) No special clothing is required, come as you are.
A) No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
A) No. But you can ask questions if you want to.
A) For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come along whenever you can, and start whenever you like.
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.
A) KMC Canada is a registered, volunteer-run charity. Proceeds from our classes are used to run the beautiful space we currently offer and additional money is donated to the International Temple’s project.
“Going to the meditation classes regularly has literally changed my life. Meditation has helped me examine the way I think and react to the circumstances of my daily life. It has helped me change for the better.”
“Kadampa continues to transform my life, from “doing”, to simply…”being”.
“I benefit from every class that I attend. For me this has become a lifelong commitment, to stop thinking about me, and think about how I can benefit others.”