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Public Talk with Gen Thekchen

Finding Peace – Meditation, Inner Health and Happiness

About the Talk: When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem. But, in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us. Indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must maintain and develop a peaceful mind.

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About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Thekchen is Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto. Gen Thekchen has been the Resident Teacher at Kuluta Buddhist Centre in Kingston, at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada as the National Spiritual Director, at Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver as well as Kadampa Meditation Centres in the UK. Gen Thekchen is appreciated 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.

Join us in November for this special public talk with Gen Thekchen. An event not to be missed!

Please note, this is an in-person event only. 

$25 at door | Advance registration: $20.

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This talk is followed by a series of classes in Dece/mber to give us more time to contemplate and meditate on the topics presented. Join us for this class in December in Guelph: Sundays at 2:30pm or Wednesdays at 7pm, in Kitchener Tuesdays at 6:45pm or Thursdays in Georgetown at 7pm.

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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 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