Orleans Branch Classes
Wednesday Evenings with Gen Thekchen

Introductory Level Classes
Keys to a Happy Heart: Drop-in Meditation Classes
with Resident Teacher Gen Thekchen

at the Orléans Public  Library, 1705 Orléans Boulevard
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45pm

Cost: $12 or $40 for a 4-class card.  Free for monthly support members.
Live-Streamed classes, (when available) are available for FREE to monthly support members! Click here to become a monthly support member.

Keys to a Happy Heart

This series of self-contained classes will highlight the essential meditations on developing love, patience and peace based on the book “New 8 Steps to Happiness” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  This wonderful book offers many methods to keep a peaceful mind in the face of difficulty.  As the great Kadampa masters used to say “To live a meaningful life is very simple: harm your delusions as much as possible and benefit others as much as possible.  This series of classes will explore these two essential practices.  

Each class includes 2 guided meditations and a teaching.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can attend any or all of these great classes - each class is self-contained.

This series is also a wonderful preparation for the Foundation Program which will be studying this book in detail, Thursday evenings.

Class Schedule

Wednesday June 19
The Healing Power of Taking and Giving

Wednesday June 26
The Practice of Taking and Giving to Transform Difficulties


Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & TeacherThese 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.

Pre-registration is preferred. Registration is also available at the door- cash, debit or credit. 

Orleans Wednesdays

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$40.00 4-Class Cards are available at the door (only) as they are physical cards. 

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As conscientious Dharma practitioners, we should observe our own shortcomings instead of being preoccupied with those of other people. 
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Universal Compassion