Drop-in Meditation Classes in Guelph

Come and meditate with us in Guelph. We have comfortable chairs and mats and cushions are available for those who prefer to sit on the floor. Herbal tea and refreshments are available after class if you would like to stay awhile. Everyone is welcome. All classes except for Foundation Program are drop-in.

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

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 drop-in at any time. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from the classes – just drop in!

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Training the Mind Meditation

Topic for January: From Worrier to Warrior

The world we experience is a reflection of our mind and so if we want to experience the world in a positive way we need to develop a positive mind.  In this series of classes from Jan – April we will study the Lojong (training the mind) teachings. Each class in the series is stand-alone. Come to one class or come to them all.

We encounter many problems and adversities in our daily life. We have two choices: we can allow ourself to become overwhelmed by life’s problems or we can courageously embrace and transform life’s difficulties into opportunities for spiritual growth. This January, learn how to transform problems into opportunities.

See below for upcoming classes this winter:

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Avalokiteshvara
Kadampa Buddhist Centre

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

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Training the Mind Meditation

February: Finding the Inner Armour of Patience

In this series of meditation classes from Jan – March we will study the Lojong (training the mind) teachings.

We often respond to difficult situations by becoming unhappy and angry, which destroys our mental peace and is the foundation for bad decisions.We must cultivate a more realistic balanced approach to life’s challenges. The methods of training our mind in this more realistic approach are included within the Buddhist practice of patience. Develop your inner capacity for patience with Buddhist contemplation and meditation.

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March & April: Controlling Our Wild Elephant Mind

In this series of meditation classes from Jan – March we will study the Lojong (training the mind) teachings.

Our mind is like a wild elephant – when powerful feelings or thoughts arise we have no choice but to follow them. Learn techniques to control this wild elephant mind and overcome delusions. If we find that we can keep a peaceful and happy mind at all times, this indicates that we have been successful in our training. Now is the time to take control through meditation.

We also offer drop-in meditation classes in Kitchener Tuesday evenings and in London Thursday evenings.

For those who come to class often, consider supporting AKBC by purchasing a monthly membership. Pay online and show your membership card at class.

$12 drop-in$40 series pass (any 4 classes)

MEDITATION FOR EVERYONE

  • Lunchtime Meditation Only have time for a quick meditation? Drop in to our lunchtime meditations on Monday for a 15-minute guided meditation.

  • General Program Classes Need wisdom medicine to heal your mind, improve your relationships and bring inner peace and happiness in your life? Come to our drop-in meditations on Sunday afternoons (2:30 – 4pm) or Wednesday evenings (7 – 8:30pm) and integrate spiritual practice into modern daily life.
  • Foundation Program Classes Want to go deeper and train in attaining realizations of renuncation, bodhichitta and the correct view of emptiness? Join our Foundation Program class – contemplate, meditate and discuss to increase wisdom.
  • Prayers for World Peace This October we will offer a new Prayers for World Peace class on Sunday mornings. Come for an hour to make prayers for the well-being and happiness of others, receive a short teaching and an object of meditation and contemplation to take with you for your week ahead.

  • Full Day and Half Day Courses For a deeper experience of meditation and contemplation, we offer half-day or full day classes on a Saturday each month.

MEDITATE IN GUELPH

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Lunchtime Meditations

Mondays
12:15 – 12:45

meditation classDrop-in Meditation Class
Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm

To July 24. Classes resume August 14

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Drop-in Meditation Class
Sundays 2pm – 4:30pm

To Sunday June 22
Classes resume Sunday, September 8

prayers for world peacePrayers for World Peace
Sunday mornings 10:30 – 11:30am

Begins Sunday Oct 6

foundation programFoundation Program
Monday Evenings
6:30 – 9pm

Studying New Heart of Wisdom
begins Monday, September 9

half day coursesHalf Day Courses

Saturdays. Monthly. Check calendar for upcoming courses

day coursesDay Courses

Select Saturdays. Please see calendar for upcoming courses

why meditateRetreats

Monthly. Please see calendar for details

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Avalokiteshvara
Kadampa Buddhist Centre
143 Wyndham St N
Suite #203

Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9