Orleans Branch Classes
Wednesday Evenings with Gen Thekchen

Introductory Level Classes
5 Buddhist insights that change everything
with Resident Teacher 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)

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.

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.

Class Schedule

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

Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & Teacher

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.



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

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$40.00 4-class cards are available at the door

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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