Courses

Courses

Our courses are open to everyone and cover a wide range of practical, profound and inspiring topics.

* All our online events are open to either anyone who would have booked to attend in person under normal pre-pandemic circumstances or residents of Manitoba. For a centre near you, click here. *

Online booking will stay open until 30 min. after the start of the course. You will receive a link in the confirmation email to join the online event. Please email registration@meditateinToronto.com if any questions or difficulties.

Understanding Karma and Improving our Actions

Weekend Course | Fri. Apr. 23: 7.30 pm – Sun. Apr. 25: 12.30 pm

Friday Apr. 23:

Session 1: 7.30 – 9.00 pm: Teaching

Saturday Apr. 24:

Session 2: 10.00 – 11.30 am: Teaching

Session 3: 12.00 – 1.00 pm: Meditation

Session 4: 2.30 – 4.00 pm: Teaching

Session 5: 4.30 – 5.30 pm: Meditation

6.30 – 7.30 pm: Prayers to Wisdom Protector (Wishfulfilling Jewel) with food offering

Sunday Apr. 25:

Session 6: 9.30 – 10.30 pm: Meditation

Session 7: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm: Teaching & Meditation

About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sanden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.  He has been a long time student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

Cost: 75$ for Entire Weekend (50% for 80$/month Class Pass Holders)

Identifying with our Pure Potential

Half-Day Course | Saturday May 1: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Buddha compared our Buddha nature to a gold nugget buried in dirt, for no matter how disturbed our mind may be, its essential nature remains undefiled, like pure gold. In this course, we will learn how to identify with our pure potential. This will allow us to view our perceived faults in a more realistic way so we can abandon them quickly.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Tantra for Beginners

Half-Day Course | Saturday May 8: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Tantric meditation rapidly transforms our impure experiences into blissful ones by purifying our mind. In this course, we will learn basic Tantric practices which can help us break out of the prison of our ordinary mindset. This course is suitable for anyone new to Tantra or interested in taking a Tantric empowerment.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Free your Mind

Half-Day Course | Saturday May 15: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

The eight worldly concerns are eight anxieties that sabotage our happiness. When they control our mind, we lose sight of our goals and waste our lives pursuing happiness through externals. In this course, we will explore these eight concerns, learn how to recognize them within our minds and how to eliminate them from our life.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

The Art of Positive Thinking

Half-Day Course | Saturday May 22: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

When things go wrong, we regard the situation as our problem. In reality, the problem is our negative inner response. We can change this response, viewing difficulties as opportunities for growth. The practice of patient acceptance can protect us from unhappiness while making us more resilient, even happy, when dealing with life’s challenges.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Create a Pure World: The Practice of Mandala Offering 

Half-Day Course | Saturday June 19: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Spiritual realizations depend upon purifying negativity, accumulating merit and receiving blessings. One powerful practice to accumulate merit is making mandala offerings. Merit enables us to fulfill our and others’ wishes. Join us as we learn how to sow seeds of future happiness. In the afternoon, we will engage in this practice in the workshop, How to Make a Mandala Offering.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

How to Start a Regular Meditation Practice 

Half-Day Course | Saturday June 26: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Buddhist teachings help us transform our mind from an uncontrolled state to one that is peaceful in all situations. To accomplish this inner transformation, we must take Buddha’s teachings into our heart by training in meditation. Join us to learn how to prepare for meditation and create a meaningful, sustainable daily practice.   Everybody is welcome!

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Breaking Bad Habits

Half-Day Course | Saturday July 3: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Our bad habits stem from what Buddha calls ‘delusions’, negative or disturbed states of mind. Like all bad habits, these minds can be stopped. By reducing and slowly abandoning our deluded minds, we can achieve a peaceful, joyful mind. In this class, we will learn to reduce our bad habits in a wise, gentle manner, overcoming them gradually without discouragement or guilt.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Happiness, Success & The Law of Karma

Day Course | Saturday July 10: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Session 3: 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Our lives are filled with various kinds of suffering. Although we wish for happiness, we often create the causes for future misery. Why? We don’t know about the law of karma. When we learn which actions to abandon and which to practise, there will be no basis for our experiencing suffering.

In this course, we will explore simple, reliable methods to banish future suffering and create future happiness.

Cost: 45$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Take Control of your Life

Half-Day Course | Saturday July 17: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Normally, we seek happiness outside ourself – through better material conditions or a better job, for example. But no matter how successful we are, we still experience dissatisfaction. In reality, the source of happiness lies within the mind, and is accomplished through sincere spiritual practice. By learning to control our mind, we can create authentic, lasting happiness.  

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Learn to Meditate

Half-Day Course | Saturday July 24: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Meditation practice creates positive states of mind conducive to happiness. This course is perfect for those new to meditation or those wishing to reboot their practice. We will explore basic meditation techniques that allow us to experience inner peace. We’ll focus on the two major obstacles to successful meditations: mental wandering and mental sinking.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Learn to Meditate

Half-Day Course | Saturday Aug. 28: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Meditation practice creates positive states of mind conducive to happiness. This course is perfect for those new to meditation or those wishing to reboot their practice. We will explore basic meditation techniques that allow us to experience inner peace. We’ll focus on the two major obstacles to successful meditations: mental wandering and mental sinking.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)