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.
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
In this series of classes we will dedicate each week to addressing a specific toxic mind – called the delusions – and learn how to apply the positive mental opponent. We will discover why these negative states of mind arise and how, through our meditation practice, we can completely eliminate them from our mind. These practical methods, derived from Buddha’s teachings, will give us the skills to be the confident and joyful person we wish to be.
Freedom from Anger & Frustration
Meditations and practical methods for breaking the habits of anger, irritation and frustration
Jan 11 – The Faults of Anger
Jan 18 – Developing Genuine Patience
Jan 25 – The Art of Acceptance
Feb 1 – Keeping your Cool
Freedom from Anxiety & Craving
Learning how attachment sets us up for suffering and how we can experience true freedom from within
Feb 8 – Transforming Uncontrolled Desire
Feb 15 – Love vs Attachment
Feb 22 – Freedom from Grasping
March 1 – The Art of Contentment
Freedom from Jealousy & Resentment
Overcoming the isolation of selfish minds and cultivating connection to others
March 8 – The Root of our Problems
March 15 – Overcoming Jealousy
March 22 – Learning to Cherish Others
March 29 – The Art of Rejoicing
Freedom from Limitation
Explore Buddha’s teachings on the nature of reality and our limitless capacity for happiness
April 5 – Connecting to our Potential
April 12 – Finding Inner Clarity
April 19 – Freedom from Grasping
April 26 – A Life of Possibility
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.”