Meditation Classes in Guelph

Drop-in Meditation Classes (GP)

Guelph General Program Class

Wednesdays • 7 – 8:30pm

With Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden 

$12 per class | Four classes for $40. Free for Centre Card holders.

Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre
143 Wyndham Street North
Suite 203
Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9
(View Map)


Suitable for everyone, these drop-in meditation classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace through focusing on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek. Each class includes breathing meditation, teaching, and guided meditation on the topic. There is also an opportunity to ask questions. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually. Please feel free to drop-in to a class, or enjoy the full series. Our meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.

The Confidence to Change

Many people suffer from a lack of self-confidence or base their self-esteem on things that are unreliable and subject to change. By tapping into the limitless reservoir of peace and happiness within our own mind, we can develop authentic self-confidence based on insight into our extraordinary potential.

Sept 6 – Meditations for Anxiety

Sept 13 – Freedom from Limitations

Sept 20 – Authentic Self-Confidence

Sept 27 – Developing Inner Strength

How to Transform Your Life IA series of classes based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s newly published How to Transform Your Life. This practical manual for daily life shows how we can develop authentic inner peace, overcome daily problems and bring about positive changes in our life that enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. Each class consists of guided meditations and clear explanations, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

No CLASS OCT 4 – the series will begin Wed Oct 11

Oct 4 – Understanding Our Extraordinary Potential

Oct 11 – Connecting to Enlightenment

Oct 18 – Nurturing our Inner Goodness

Oct 25 – The Energy of Joy


How to Transform Your Life IIEverybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart. By developing a warm heart that cherishes others, we can solve all our daily problems and all our painful minds. Everyone can train in developing their pure potential. Discover the source of all our problems and how we can be permanently free from painful minds.

Nov 1 – Freedom from the Actual Problem

Nov 8 – Understanding the Root Cause of Suffering

Nov 15  – Liberation from Suffering

Nov 22 – The Path to Freedom

Karma and the Path to Freedom

Karma is the natural law of actions and their effects. By understanding the law of karma, we can take responsibility for all of our experiences, learn how to create positive karma and purify our potential for future suffering. In this way, we can take control of our life and find real happiness.

Nov 29 – What is Karma?

Dec 6 – The Path to Freedom

Dec 13 – Healing the Past

Dec 20 – Creating the Future

In-Depth GP


Guelph Drop-in General Program

Thursdays • 7 – 8:30pm (from Oct. 12)

With Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden 

the series begins Thurs Oct 12
$12 per class | Four classes for $40 |  Free for Centre Card holders.

Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre
143 Wyndham Street North
Suite 203
Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9
(View Map)

No classes on Thursday, October 26 and November 23.

An explanation of how to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength.

Join us on Thursdays as we as study the commentary to Heart Jewel, the daily heart practice of Kadampas. This class will also include Lamrim (or Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) meditation, and will be a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to establish a daily Buddhist meditation practice. Classes include meditations, teaching and Q&A and discussion.

This is a drop-in class. No registration is required.

Foundation Program

Sundays • 11am – 1pm

The Foundation Program will change date and time in September! We will start studying the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness on Sunday mornings from 11am-1pm. Please click below for more information and details how you can join.

Free for FP Centre Card  holders.

Saturday Courses

Letting Go of the Past

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10am – 1pm

with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden

Nothing is permanent. Everything changes from moment to moment. Understanding Buddha’s teachings on subtle impermanence helps us to let go of the pain of grasping at people, places and things as being permanent and unchanging. Deeply understanding we all have the freedom to change can permanently free of from suffering.

$25 | Free for Centre card holders.

Please pre-register below.  No pre-payment required.