Meditate in Kitchener

Edna's Pat the DobKitchener Drop-in Meditation Classes
Tuesdays • 7 – 8:30pm

with Kadampa Buddhist nun, Kelsang Kunden

159 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON
N2H 1K8

For inquiries call 226.486.2417

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Parking is not available at Edna’s. However, free parking is available at Centre in the Square (across the street from the venue) when there is not an event at the Square. Most Tuesdays, the parking lot will be available. If the parking lot is not available, there is free street parking near the library a short walk from the venue.

Suitable for everyone, these drop-in meditation classes in Kitchener offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. These classes focus 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 topic of the night. 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 on a class-by-class basis, or enjoy the full series. These classes are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.

Weekly General Program guided meditations & teachings are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.

Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.
No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required. We offer chairs to sit on but you can bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.

These classes are all drop-in. So just come along.
$12 a class or any 4 classes for $40.

Free for Centre Members.

GP WinterTopic from January to March  –
Freedom from Painful Emotions

Buddha taught that all of our suffering comes from delusions – uncontrolled and painful states of mind.  In each class we will focus on how to deal with a particular delusion, among them: desirous attachment, anger, pride, jealousy, and miserliness. Learning practical methods to reduce the power of these delusions will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us the skill to be the person we wish to be – a person who is positive, joyful and loving.

Classes consist of a breathing meditation to begin, followed by a teaching and a meditation based on the teaching. Class ends with practical advice on how to integrate the meditations and teachings into our daily life in the week ahead.

January Classes – Freedom From Fear
*Classes to overcome anger, jealousy, anxiety.

February Classes – Freedom From a Closed Heart
*Classes to overcome stress, worry, pride and loneliness. 

March – Eliminating the True Source of Our Pain
*Classes to overcome attachment and fear. 

New Series – Rising Above the Ordinary – will begin in April.

Spring Meditation ClassesTopic from April to June  –
Rising Above the Ordinary

We all have a limitless potential for peace, for love, for compassion, for wisdom, for joy, for happiness, for freedom.  According to Buddha, we can actually manifest this boundless potential within our daily life. Learn how we can eliminate our daily ups and downs when encountering conflict and suffering. Through regular training in meditation and contemplation, we can transform all our daily life experiences into causes of happiness. In this way, we can all enjoy a strong, stable minds of inner peace and happiness. 

Series Topics:

  1. Seeing Beyond the Ordinary
  2. Harnessing the Power of Blessings
  3. Realizing Our Pure Potential 
  4. The Power to Change 
  5. The Key to Joyful Relationships
  6. Purifying Our Negative Minds
  7. Exchanging Self with Others
  8. The Good Heart
  9. The Mind of Enlightenment
  10. Pure Mind, Pure World
  • These classes are all drop-in. So just come along.
    $12 a class or any 4 classes for $40.Free for Centre Card holders.