The new year gives us a perfect opportunity to break old patterns and to begin to create the life that we want. Kickstart 2018 with healthy mental habits, establish a daily meditation practice and learn the tools for continuing your happiness training!

January Meditation Challenge

3x Workshop Package

Learn to Meditate:
Start a Daily Practice

Sat 13 Jan | 10am-1pm
Half-Day Course with Kadampa Teacher, Edwin Tubb

Take Control
of Your Life

Sat 20 Jan | 10am-1pm
Half-Day Course with Kadampa Teacher, Edwin Tubb

The Art of
Positive Thinking

Sat 27 Jan | 10am-1pm
Half-Day Course with Kadampa Teacher, Edwin Tubb

Helpful Tips

Integrating meditation into daily life is essential in order to experience authentic, lasting change from within. Our negative mental habits are deep and well-worn so we need to practice mindfulness in order to make new positive changes a habit. Challenge yourself this January to begin a daily practice of meditation and discover the many benefits for yourself!

  • Morning

    Start the day with calm. Even just doing breathing meditation for 10-15 minutes will create a spacious, peaceful space in the mind which you can carry into your day.

  • Midday

    Refresh your focus. Take 2 minutes to tap into the peaceful experience you generated in your morning practice or spend a couple of minutes cultivating some inner space.

  • Evening

    Let go of stress. Take a few moments to let go of any tension or mental busyness that has accumulated throughout the day. Spend 5 or 10 minutes before bed nourishing your mind with meditation so you can enjoy a restful sleep and maintain the experience of peace.

Course Format

What to expect at a Course
  • Guided Meditation

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

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  • Teaching

    Following this is a talk exploring practical methods derived from Buddha’s teachings to improve our daily happiness, solve our internal problems and move towards lasting peace of mind tailored to the specific topic being covered.

  • Concluding Meditation

    The session often concludes with a second meditation, based on the ideas raised and some take away advice on how to implement the teaching into our day.

FAQs

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Q) Do I have to be Buddhist to attend?

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

Q) Do I need to have 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 alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

Q) Will I be asked to speak in front of a group?

A) No. But you can ask questions if you want to.

Q) Do I need to book in advance?

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.

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) 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.

What Other's Say About Us

“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.”

Arlene

“Kadampa continues to transform my life, from “doing”, to simply…”being”.

Keith

“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.”

Alan