A Half-day Meditation Course, for everyone

Shelter from the Storm -
Finding Peace of Mind in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
Saturday March 16
10am - 1pm
With Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Course Fee: $25 per person | No charge for Silver, Gold or Platinum support members

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Buddha taught how all our problems and unhappiness are rooted in negative states of mind such as anger, attachment and confusion.  Unless we learn practical methods to let go of these negative minds it will be impossible for us to experience real freedom and happiness, and we will find that we are unable to maintain a happy mind when things aren’t going well for us in life.

This half day course will look at how, by seeking refuge in the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we can overcome our negative states of mind, find mental stability and permanent freedom from our problems.  Buddha is likened to a Spiritual doctor, Dharma to inner medicine that gives peace of mind and, Sangha to the Spiritual nurses who encourage us in our practice and show a good example for us to follow.  Relying upon Buddha, Dharma and Sangha to free the mind of suffering and benefit others is the very essence of what a Buddhist is.

This half day is a perfect preparation for the Refuge retreat that will follow, from Sunday March 17 to Wednesday March 20, partially guided by Gen Thekchen. For more information about this retreat, click here. 

10-11.15 - teaching and meditation

11.15-11.45 - break and refreshments

11.45-1pm - teaching and meditation


Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & TeacherThis course will be taught by Resident Teacher Gen  Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple, profound, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life. 

Pre-registration is recommended, but you can also register at the door when you arrive.

Shelter from the Storm 1/2 day class


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No matter how difficult our external circumstances may become, for as long as we maintain a calm and peaceful mind, the situation will not be a problem for us.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
How to Solve Our Human Problems