Our Meditation Courses

Our meditation courses are designed to gain deeper experience of practical topics. We offer half day, day and weekend courses throughout the year.

Half Day Courses

We offer two or three half day courses each month on Saturday mornings. Each half day course consists of two one hour and fifteen minute sessions with a 30 minute break between sessions, to discuss, ask questions or simply go for a walk.

In each session, there is a teaching, discussion and guided meditation to deepen our understanding on a particular topic. Meditation courses are designed for us to bring Buddha’s wisdom to solve our daily problems. By contemplating topics in this way and discussing with our spiritual friends, we increase our own insight or inner wisdom. Through gaining a deeper experience of Buddha’s teachings, we are able to increase the source of our inner peace and happiness.

These half day meditation courses are open to everyone, to all backgrounds and level of experience.  Currently our courses are held both onsite and online.

Day Courses

We also offer day courses three or four times a year. Day courses are a wonderful opportunity to spend a Saturday contemplating and meditating on an aspect of Buddhist wisdom, with a break for lunch in between sessions. Each day course consists of three sessions that include teachings, meditations and short prayers and are powerful ways to increase our understanding.

Weekend Courses

Weekend courses – Saturday and Sunday are also offered once or twice a year. There are generally bigger events, such as a Buddhist empowerment. Because of covid-19, we have not scheduled any upcoming weekend courses at AKBC. However, there are several online Kadampa festivals and events that you are welcome to attend. We hope to hold a local weekend course soon!

$20. Free for members.

Upcoming Courses This Spring

Guarding the Mind with Mindfulness

Guarding the Mind with Alertness

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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. 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.

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