WE ARE TEMPORARILY PHYSICALLY CLOSED, BUT OUR MEDITATION CLASSES AND COMMUNITY ARE CONTINUING ONLINE

Due to the current worldwide outbreak we have closed the Centre to flatten the curve through social distancing. During this time, we are helping our community stay peaceful and anxiety-free by live-streaming our meditation classes directly to you. We are live-streaming our classes from our Centre in Guelph to towns and cities in Southwestern Ontario outside of the Golden Horseshoe. Join us for our online classes from the comfort of your home and learn meditation methods designed to help us transform all our difficulties into spiritual growth.

On-Line Meditation Classes

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30pm
Sundays 2:30 – 4pm
with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden

Find peace of mind online from the comfort of your home!

These classes provide a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditations. Through these we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice as a solution to our daily problems and in this way come to experience a sense of peace and happiness in our lives. Classes run in a 3 – 4 week series but each class is standalone – so you can join at any time. Everyone is welcome!

This topic has two live-streams with the first on Sunday followed by the Wednesday class, although no two classes are exactly alike so feel free to come to both!

Join us on Tuesday morning for our Simply Meditate class

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A CLASS

Our meditation classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or beliefs. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice.
Every class includes a chance to practise meditation. No prior experience, special equipment or special clothes are necessary – just come as you are.

  • Guided Breathing Meditation Every class begins with a fifteen -minute guided breathing meditation.
  • Teaching The meditation is followed with a talk from Buddha’s teachings, these practical talks help us to solve our daily problems and find peace, happiness and, if we wish, a deeper purpose in our busy lives.

  • Second Guided Meditation The teaching is followed with a guided meditation based on that teaching for time to develop wisdom through deeper contemplation and meditation.

  • Question and Answer There is an opportunity to discuss the talk and meditation with others, and to ask questions. Don’t worry – there’s no expectation to talk if you don’t want to!

  • Advice on Daily Practice The class finishes with practical advice on how we can put the teaching into practice in our daily life through the practice of mindfulness.

Simply Meditate Live-stream

Our Simply Meditate classes live-stream on Tuesday mornings. They consist of a short teaching and a guided meditation. The purpose of this class is to guide you through a meditation and give you the confidence to continue this meditation at home. These class teaches nine meditations from the Living Meditation series available from Tharpa.com/ca.

General Program Class Live-stream

Our General Program class live-stream is on both Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. The topic for this Spring and Summer is Healing the World – the Supreme Good Heart.

With these contemplations and meditations, we will experience of the Bodhisattva’s perfections of: giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom – practices to increase our own positive happy and peaceful minds and that will turn empower us to benefit others – our family, friends, community – and eventually, all living beings.

Meditation classes this June

We will learn how to rely and improve our practice of mindfulness and alertness to benefit others. Sometimes, our actions can be clumsy – even thoughtless. How can we improve this situation and be more skilful with our actions and our speech? We can learn to practice like a Bodhisattva, motivated by a mind of loving kindness, we can learn to be more skilful with those around us. By practicing consideration for others with mindfulness, our own inner peace will increase and our relationships will become more harmonious.

DateRegister for Simply Meditate live-stream classCost
Tuesday 2 June$5
Tuesday 9 June$5
Tuesday 16 June$5
Tuesday 23 June$5
Tuesday 30 June$5
Register for Wednesday or Sunday live-stream classes with the buttons below:

May 27

Healing the World – The Practice of Benefiting Others

We can benefit others in a myriad of ways as we develop our supreme good heart.

June 3 & June 7

Benefitting Others with Mindfulness – Seeing Kindness Everywhere

Practicing consideration for others depends upon our training of developing a warm heart towards others.

June 10 & June 14

Benefitting Others with Mindfulness – Considering Our Thoughts

Practicing consideration for others depends upon practicing consideration for others through developing a special intention and remembering it with mindfulness.

June 17 & June 21

Benefitting Others with Mindfulness – Considering Our Speech

How we use our speech has a great impact on others around us. We can use our speech to benefit others in countless ways, while gaining great benefits for ourselves.

June 24 & June 28

Benefitting Others with Mindfulness – Considering Our Actions

We can practice consideration for others through being mindful of our actions and create a more harmonious world for ourselves.

$5 Simply Meditate $10 GP Classseries passes on hold until drop-in resumes