Thursday Class

Thursday Class

Time: Morning 11am - 12:15pm OR Evening 7:00 - 8:15pm

Cost: Free for supporting members Each class:
$15 drop-in fee 
9 classes (complete program): $90 
4 classes: $48

Training in Meditation

9-Week Series Classes with Kelsang Khacho

We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation, which makes our mind peaceful. When our mind is peaceful, we are happy all the time, regardless of our external circumstances.

Meditation may seem difficult, but it becomes easier and more focused when we rely upon Buddha’s authentic meditation instructions. 

In order to improve the power of our meditations, we need to assemble a toolkit of specific mental skills. In this course, we will look at how to prepare properly for meditation, how to engage in analytical meditation to find our object of meditation, how to use mindfulness and alertness to keep our mind focused on the object and how to prevent distractions and dullness from destroying the strength of our meditation. We will also look at simple, yet profound meditations which will help us develop and maintain a peaceful mind.

You will receive the most benefit if you attend all classes! Following each class, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions. Everybody welcome!

Week 1 Oct 5: Inner Peace: how do I really meditate?

Week 2 Oct 12: Pure Light: the power of visualization & imagination

Week 3 Oct 19: Inspiration: the importance of being guided correctly

Week 4 Oct 26: Body of Light: cutting distractions

Week 5 Nov 2: Clarity: the mind, and why we need to understand this.

Week 6 Nov 9: The Root Mind:
learning to meditate from the heart.

No class Nov 16 & Nov 23

Week 7 Nov 30 : Cherishing Others: deepening our experience.

No class Dec 7

Week 8 Dec 14: Taking Away Suffering

Week 9 Dec 21: Giving Happiness

Lamrim Meditation Practice


This class is a fantastic way to establish a regular Lamrim meditation practice and is especially recommended as a supplement for those already engaging in one of our meditation courses (beginners, in-depth or Foundation Programme).

During these one hour sessions, we will look at practical meditations taken from the special presentation of Buddha’s teachings of the path to enlightenment known as Kadam Lamrim.

  • Breathing meditation to settle the mind
  • Explanation of the lamrim meditation
  • Prayers for receiving blessings
  • 20 min guided lamrim meditation
  • Brief explanation of how to practice during your day

We will be using two texts mainly, The New Meditation Handbook and The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

Jan 26: Exchanging Self and Others
Feb 2: Great Compassion
Feb 9: 
Feb 16: Wishing Love
Feb 23: Giving
Mar 2:
Mar 9: Tranquil abiding
Mar 16: Superior seeing
Mar 23: 
Relying upon a Spiritual Guide