Finding Peace
Meditation and your inner health

A Public Talk

Finding Peace

Meditation and your inner health

 Location of Talk 
Calgary Central Library,
800 3 St SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 2E7

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.

About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).  He began practising Kadam Dharma in Toronto in 1995 and has been a Kadampa monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 24 years.

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 Madhyamaka KMC and Bodhisattva KMC in the UK. 

He is well known 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.

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.

Everyone is welcome. 

Options for purchase:

$25 per ticket

$40 for two tickets

$ for the Public Talk and the Three follow-up Classes offered at our Calgary Centre.

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Following the Public Talk, we are offering three follow-up classes at our Kadampa Buddhist Centre here in Calgary. See information below.

Finding Peace: Meditation and your inner health

Follow-up classes: Following the talk, Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre will offer three related classes:

Location: Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre,
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 3R7

Sundays | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Finding Peace: Meditation and your inner health

Sun 12 – How to develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time

Sun 19 – What is meditation and how to integrate it into my daily life?

Sun 26 – What is karma and how does it influence my life?