Orleans Branch Classes
Wednesday Evenings with Gen Thekchen
at the Orléans Public Library, 1705 Orléans Boulevard
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45pm
(please note the new class time beginning Feb. 21)
The Art of Letting Go: Embracing Freedom through Kadampa Buddhism
New class time, beginning Feb. 21 - 6:30-7:45pm
Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery with this series of self-contained classes, "The Art of Letting Go: Embracing Freedom through Kadampa Buddhism." In a world filled with stress, attachments, and emotional burdens, this course offers profound teachings and practical tools to help you liberate yourself from the shackles of attachment and find true inner freedom. Drawing from the timeless wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism, you'll explore the art of letting go as a path to profound peace and profound happiness. Through guided meditations, contemplative exercises, and insightful teachings, you'll learn to release negative emotions, attachments, and self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from living a fulfilling life. Discover the power of acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion as you cultivate a heart that is open, resilient, and ready to embrace life's challenges with grace. Join us on this transformative journey and unlock the profound, life-changing art of letting go with inner wisdom as your guide.
Each class includes 2 guided meditations and a teaching. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Wed. Feb. 21, 6:30-7:45pm:
Letting go of overthinking
Wed. Feb. 28, 6:30-7:45pm:
PLEASE NOTE THE FEB. 28 CLASS IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Wed. March 6, 6:30-7:45pm:
Letting go of relationship anxiety
Wed. March 13, 6:30-7:45pm:
Letting go of hurt feelings
Wed. March 20, 6:30-7:45pm:
Letting go of ego
These classes are 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, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
Watch Gen Thekchen teaching a Tuesday class at KMC Ottawa in the Youtube video below.
As conscientious Dharma practitioners, we should observe our own shortcomings instead of being preoccupied with those of other people.