Drop-in Meditation & Buddhism Classes

Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Kitsilano Neighbourhood House : 2305 W 7th Ave, Vancouver (map)

About the Classes

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, however each class is self contained.  Drop in any week.

$12 / class, or $50 for 5 class pass

Dates & Topics

Improving Relationships – Loving Kindness Training
April 19 · 26 · May 3 · 10 · 17

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, jealousy 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 17th – the practice of Taking and Giving

3 Keys to Happiness

May 24 · 31 · June 7

This series will look at 3 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 24 – Inner Peace of Concentration vs Distraction

May 31 –  Giving vs Miserliness

June 07 – Rejoicing in Other’s Happiness vs Jealousy

June 14 – NO CLASS

The Inner Activist
June 21 · 28

Take a strong stand against anger, selfishness and ignorance by training in peace, love and understanding


Summer Break – classes resume Sept 2017


Gen Kelsang Thekchen is the Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver. He is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver. He has been ordained for 18 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.


$12 or 5 class card for $50.  No need to pre-register. Just drop in