Thursdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: KMC Vancouver: 1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver
About the Classes
Practical and enjoyable, with advice for our daily lives, these classes are taught by Resident Teacher and Western Buddhist Monk, Gen Thekchen. These classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace through meditation and Buddhist teachings. Classes consist of two guided meditations and a teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. No previous experience required – beginners welcome. Classes are presented in series, but each class is self contained. Drop in any week.
$12 / class, or $50 for a 5 class pass
Dates & Topics
Improving Relationships – Loving Kindness Training
April 20 · 27 · May 4 · 11 · 18
This series will look at the three types of love, affectionate love, cherishing love and wishing love. By training in these types of love we can make all our relationships meaningful and harmonious. Love is the inner protector from negative minds such as anger, jealusy and uncontrolled desire. Learn profound ways to connect with others and love even those who appear to be difficult and hard to love. Everyone welcome.
May 18th – the practice of Taking and Giving
4 Keys to Happiness
May 25 · June 1 · 8 · 15
This series will look at 4 simple ways to create happiness as well as protect ourself from the inner delusions that destroy our happiness from within. Each class will look at a particular cause of happiness and how to develop it, and then look at the opposite mind and how to prevent it from arising. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the classes.
May 25 – Inner Peace of Concentration vs Distraction
June 1 – Giving vs Miserliness
June 8 – Rejoicing in Other’s Happiness vs Jealousy
June 15 – Unconditional Love vs Uncontrolled Desire
The Inner Activist
June 22 · 29 · July 6 · 13
Take a strong stand against anger, selfishness and ignorance by training in peace, love and understanding
JULY 20, 27, 03, 10 NO CLASSES
Meditation & Mindfulness
August 17 · 24 · 31
Meditations for positive change, be more focused, daily practise for a happy life
Gen Kelsang Thekchen is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver. He has been ordained for 17 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
BOOKING & FEES
$12 or 5 class card for $50. No need to pre-register. Just drop in
You may also wish to purchase a Centre Membership and attend any meditation class at no extra charge.