RICHMOND HILL

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

Meditations for a Meaningful Life

This series of classes is based on the book, The New Meditation Handbook, which presents the stages of the path to enlightenment or ‘Lamrim’. These meditations enrich our lives by helping us to develop special qualities such as mental clarity, kindness, patience, and insight. They empower us to deal positively with any situation we meet, gradually becoming a source of inspiration and joy for others.

CLASS DATES

Series description & details

Mindfulness for a Happy Life

Using meditation to overcome negative habits of mind and learning the secrets to successful practice

Apr 5 – Three Trainings

Apr 12 – Three Causes of Success

Apr 19 – Faith and Mindfulness

Apr 26 – Free from Prejudice

Create the Life you Want

Meditations to help us seize the day and make our life truly meaningful

May 3 – Finding Peace

May 10 – Future Life

May 17 – Real Protection

The Path to Inner Joy

Discover profound yet simple wisdom methods on how to find lasting happiness from within

June 7 – Attaining Perfect Balance

June 14 – How to be Affectionate

June 28 – Overcoming Self-Importance

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

    Kadampa Teacher Rose Hirano 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 obligation 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 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) We are a registered charity (Charity # 861356970 RR0001) run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. However, the funds we receive are used to maintain the Temple in good working order – any surplus is donated to the charity International Temples Project.