Sunday Classes

Sunday Classes

Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $12 drop-in fee | Free for supporting members

Everyone is welcome!

Our Sunday meditation classes include guided meditations and practical teachings given by Buddha. These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. General meditation classes are given as a series but can also be taken individually.
Chairs and cushions are provided.

April 9 – June 18

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class (free for supporting members)

In recent years, our understanding and control of the external world have increased considerably, and as a result, we have witnessed remarkable material progress. However, it could be said that there are now more daily problems and greater unhappiness than ever before. This shows that the cause of happiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge or control of the external world. Happiness and suffering are feelings, which are parts of our mind, so their main causes are to be found within the mind. By improving our understanding of the mind, we can become truly happy and free from suffering.

Apr 9: Finding a peaceful mind

Apr 16: The mind is like a movie projector

Apr 23: No Class (Away Retreat) 

Apr 30: Feelings aren’t facts

May 7: How we discriminate

May 14: Becoming more intentional

May 21: Developing mindfulness and focus

May 28: Listening to your innate wisdom

Jun 4: Overcoming distractions

Jun 11: Detaching from negative thoughts

Jun 18: No Class (Canadian Festival)

Know Yourself

Jun 25 – July 16

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class or $40 for the series (free for supporting members)

“Know Thyself” is an age-old maxim, but this can sometimes feel scary, complicated or difficult. We’ve all learned ways of thinking and behaving that mask our underlying feelings, thoughts and motivations.

Over these four weeks, we will look at how to be radically self-honest in a kind and empowering way. We will examine obstacles to self-knowledge, learn how to work through them, and use this understanding to create a happier life. In particular, we will discover how perfectionism stands in the way of self-honesty and stifles positive change.

Jun 25: Radical honesty

July 2: Obstacles to self-knowledge

July 9: Identifying patterns

July 16: Creating a happier life

Finding Peace Through Meditation

July 23

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class  (free for supporting members)

More information to come
Meditation Classes

Your Meditation Practice

August 13 – 27

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class or $30 for the series (free for supporting members)

Have you been wanting to create a meditation practice for yourself, but need more guidance?  This short series has been designed with you in mind.  Meditation creates positive states of mind and a daily experience of inner peace – no matter what is happening in our lives.

In the first course you will be introduced to the basics of meditation and then, 6 weeks later,  you will have an opportunity to explore in more depth how to develop a regular daily practice.  

Aug 13: Basics of Buddhist Meditation

Aug 20: Over coming obstacles to our practice

Aug 27: Developing your Buddhist meditation practice 

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche