Meditation Classes

Guelph, Georgetown and Kitchener

Meditation Classes2022-09-29T11:32:58-04:00

Our Meditation Classes

our meditation classes

Our Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening classes cover a different topic or ‘series’ each month. The Sunday class and the Wednesday class weekly topic is the same. Each series looks at an aspect of Buddha’s teaching with advice on how to practically integrate the wisdom and experience of that teaching into our daily life. By practically applying Buddha’s wisdom into our daily life, we will experience the benefits of meditation and overcome the negative feelings and thoughts that continuously bring us down.

Join us for our Meditations for World Peace class on Tuesday. Our meditation classes on Tuesdays are by donation. We also offer lunchtime meditations during the week. Scroll below for more information on our upcoming classes.

our meditation classes
Our Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes are drop-in. You can drop-in to any class. To attend classes, you have the option to buy a ticket online or pay at the door. At the Centre you also have the option to buy a series pass, a card that will cover the payment for any four classes of your choice. Or if you would like to attend classes, regularly sign up for a monthly membership that will cover all your classes with one payment.

What to expect in a class2022-09-02T15:08:25-04:00

What to Expect in a Class

Our meditation classes are for anyone interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or beliefs. Classes 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 for our onsite classes – just come as you are, and bring your mask.

Classes are all standalone individual classes that are presented in a series. You do not need to attend the full series to attend a class.

What to expect in a course

Class Series Topics

finding peace meditation inner health and happiness

This series follows from the special public talk on November 21 with Gen Kelsang Thekchen the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada. In this series of classes, we will dwelve deeper into the contemplations introduced by Gen Thekchen. In this way we will gain a deep experience of the capacity of our mind to experience inner peace and improve our overall health and well-being. We can all achieve inner peace and happiness through regular meditation training.

Where do our problems come from? Are problems found outside the mind or within our unpeaceful states of mind?  By understanding whatever problems we experience come from the mind, we can learn to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind. In this way, we can transform our problems into challenges or opportunities for growth and development. We can learn to solve our daily problems with deep understanding of the teaching that problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.

Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series of classes. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes. These classes are based on the books How to Transform Your Life and The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

The Problem with Attachement – Stop Obsessing and Stressing

Stop obsessing and stressing with thoughts arising from attachment to others. Learn to recognize attachment as it arises in our mind and cultivate correct warm thoughts that give rise to happines and a deep appreciation of others.

The Problem with Attachment - January Meditation

1. How to Recognize the Painful Minds of Attachment
2. Stop Obsessing and Stressing!
3. The Difference Between Love and Attachment
4. Moving Our Mind to Love

These classes are based on the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

The Problem with Envy – Getting in Our Own Way

Our exaggeration, the stories that we tell our self, our occasional displeasure when things are going well for others are all negative thoughts interfering with our own happiness. We can replace these exaggerated thoughts and the unpleasant feelings that accompany them by cultivating correct thoughts that will not only give us a joyful balanced mind but also create causes for our future success.

the problem with envy - february meditation
Some topics we will explore in this series:
1. Recognizing the Mind of Envy
2. Envy Vs Rejoicing
3. Forget Fomo and Be Happy
4. Creating the Cause for Success
These classes are based on the book  The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

Developing Authentic Self-Confidence

Low self-esteem, fear and anxiety arise from identifying with a “faulty” and “limited self”. But this view of ourself is not coming from wisdom. By developing correct thoughts based on wisdom we will cultivate correct thoughts that give us an a deep an authentic experience of confidence.

developing self confidence - march meditation

Some topics in this series:

1. Where does low self-esteem come from?
2. Freedom from Fear
3. Ignorance – the root of suffering
4. Finding Authentic Self Confidence

These classes are based on the book  The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

The classes are presented in a series but each class is stand-alone. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from the classes.

$12 drop-in |  $40 for any 4 classes (series pass) | Free for members

Tickets can be purchased before class through Eventbrite or at the door.  No registration necessary

Current and Upcoming Sunday and Wednesday Meditation Class Series in Guelph

  • Sunday Meditation Dec 4

    Finding Peace: Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Sunday Meditation Dec 11

    Finding Peace: Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Sunday Meditation Dec 18

    Finding Peace: Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Sunday Meditation Jan 1
  • Sunday Meditation Jan 8

    Sunday meditation class - the problem with attachment

    Sunday Meditation Jan 8

  • Sunday Meditation Jan 15

    Sunday meditation class - the problem with attachment

Current and Upcoming Classes in Kitchener

  • Kitchener Meditation Dec 6

    Finding Peace - Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Kitchener Meditation Dec 13

    Finding Peace - Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Kitchener Meditation Dec 20

    finding peace -meditation, inner health and happiness

Current and Upcoming Classes in Georgetown

  • Georgetown Meditation Dec 8

    Finding Peace - Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Georgetown Meditation Dec 15

    Finding Peace - Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Georgetown Meditation Dec 22

    Finding Peace - Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

  • Georgetown Meditation Jan 5

    Thursday meditation class in Georgetown - the problem with attachment

Other Meditation Classes in Guelph

Lunchtime Meditation

Join us Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a free guided 15-minute meditation on your lunchbreak. No need to register. Everyone welcome!

  • Lunchtime Meditation Dec 6

    Guided lunchtime meditation from 12 - 12:15pm

  • Lunchtime Meditation Dec 13

    Guided lunchtime meditation from 12 - 12:15pm

  • Lunchtime Meditation Dec 20

    Guided lunchtime meditation from 12 - 12:15pm

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Contact Info

143 Wyndham St N, Suite 203 Guelph, ON N1H 4E9

Phone: 1.226.486.2417

Web: akbc.ca

Registered Charity Number

81467 9429 RR0001

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