Meditation Classes

Twenty-One Meditations

2020-10-29T18:15:59-04:00

Twenty-one Meditations

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

online and onsite with Kelsang Kunden

Join us on Tuesday evenings with our Twenty-one Meditations class. These twenty-one meditations are a condensation of all Buddha’s teachings, presented by the Indian Buddhist master Atisha when he taught in Tibet over a thousand years ago.  They are known as the Lamrim or the “Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”. These twenty-one meditations encompass the entire Mahayana Buddhist path. Meditating and contemplating on Lamrim is a practical method to transform our mind from negative to positive, to grow our supreme good heart and inner wisdom,  and to solve our own and others’ problems. If we gain deep experience of Lamrim, there will be no basis for problems; we shall be completely free of them.

In each class, we will engage in one Lamrim meditation. Each class will consist of a guided breathing meditation, followed by a teaching to familiarize ourselves with the points to contemplate. This will be followed by a guided meditation on that specific Lamrim teaching. After the meditation, there will be advice on how we can put our new understanding into practice in our daily life. In this way, we can deepen our experience of the Lamrim meditation in the week ahead.

By joyfully and patiently doing the meditations, we shall gradually experience the fruits of Lamrim practice.

All classes are drop-in. Come to one class or come to them all. Everyone welcome! Seats are limited onsite.
Please let us know you are coming by texting 226.486.2417 before class. You can pay at the door for onsite classes.

Onsite or Online: $12 a class or series pass ($40 for any 4 classes).
Free for members. Links for online classes are available in the member’s area.

Please register for onsite classes below.

$12 any GP (drop-in) Class$40 series passes
(4 classes)
Can be used for onsite and online classes

Classes

The New Meditation Handbook

Classes are based on The New Meditation Handbook and Joyful Path of Good Fortune. These books are available for purchase at the Centre or through Tharpa Publications.

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.

Wednesday Meditation Classes

2020-11-03T14:33:55-05:00

Wednesday Meditation Class

Wednesday Meditation Class
7-8:30pm with Kelsang Kunden

Online & Onsite

This November…

The Peace of Concentration

“When the mind is free from the clouds of distracting conceptions it becomes bright and clear, like a cloudless sky”
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

We all have the ability to concentrate and focus. Concentration makes our mind lucid and peaceful. When we focus our mind in a positive way, we experience a positive and peaceful mind. Feelings of unease and discontent vanish and feelings of inner peace and happiness increase. We learn how to develop this ability through meditation practice. Through familiarity with meditation practice we will able to maintain this inner peace throughout all our daily activities.

Join Resident Teacher Kelsang Kunden this November with meditation practices to improve your concentration, your own inner peace and happiness.

Join our Wednesday meditation class this October

Each week is a new topic. We offer class by onsite and online on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Join us for Wednesday meditation class!

Members, please sign into the members area for class links.

We hold classes every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm.

$12 any GP (drop-in) Class$40 series passes
(4 classes)
Can be used for onsite and online classes

Classes

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Avalokiteshvara
Kadampa Buddhist Centre
143 Wyndham St N
Suite #203
Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9

Wednesday Meditation Class Links

Register for Wednesday live-stream classes with the buttons below:

December 23

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

December 30

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

January 6

Advice for a Happy Life

January 13

Advice for a Happy Life

January 20

Advice for a Happy Life

January 27

Advice for a Happy Life

Sunday Meditation Classes

2020-11-13T10:31:01-05:00

Sunday Meditation Class This November

Sunday Meditation Class
2:30 – 4pm with Kelsang Kunden

Online & Onsite

The Peace of Concentration

“When the mind is free from the clouds of distracting conceptions it becomes bright and clear, like a cloudless sky”
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

We all have the ability to concentrate and focus. Concentration makes our mind lucid and peaceful. When we focus our mind in a positive way, we experience a positive and peaceful mind. Feelings of unease and discontent vanish and feelings of inner peace and happiness increase. We learn how to develop this ability through meditation practice. Through familiarity with meditation practice we will able to maintain this inner peace throughout all our daily activities.

Join Resident Teacher Kelsang Kunden this November with meditation practices to improve your concentration, your own inner peace and happiness.

Join our Sunday meditation class. Each week is a new topic. Classes are all standalone individual classes that are presented in a series. You do not need to attend the full series to drop into a class. Drop in with Zoom or come along to the Centre.

Members, please sign into the members area for class links.

Classes

akbc exterior

Avalokiteshvara
Kadampa Buddhist Centre
143 Wyndham St N
Suite #203
Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9

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.

Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

2020-07-31T14:12:08-04:00

Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Meditation Class

oral instructions of mahamudra

Onsite & Online Meditation Class

Thursdays 7-8:30pm
no class July 31 & August 6

with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden

This class is open to those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments or for those who plan on receiving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments in the future.

The Oral instructions of Mahamudra meditation class is based on the book, The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra and will consist of teachings, meditations and discussion.

This precious book reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which the author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Vajradhara Trijang Rinpoche. It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life.

Following the root text of Mahamudra, The Main Path of the Conquerors by the First Panchen Lama, this remarkable book provides extremely clear and easy to understand explanations and insights based on the authors experiences during many years of retreat.

Main subjects covered:

• Having identified our own mind, meditating on tranquil abiding
• Having realized emptiness, meditating on superior seeing
• Meditating on the central channel, the yoga of the central channel
• Meditating on the indestructible drop, the yoga of the drop
• Meditating on the indestructible wind, the yoga of wind

Join us Thursday evenings for the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra and deepen your meditation experience.

$12 drop-in or $40 for 4 classes with a series pass (available for onsite classes only)
$10 for online class. Please contact education@akbc.ca for links.
Free for members.

Classes

oral instructions of mahamudra

Go to Tharpa.ca to purchase the print edition or ebook.

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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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