Tuesday Evening Classes
with Gen Kelsang Thekchen at KMC Ottawa

Introductory Level Classes

Living in the Moment

Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm


with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Thekchen,
at KMC Ottawa


Cost: $15, or $50 for a 4-class card.  Free for monthly support members.


Live-Streamed classes - our streamed Tuesday evening classes are free for Bronze Support members. These, and our streamed Saturday courses  are free for Silver Support members. Click here to become a monthly support member and access these streamed classes.


Living in the Moment

Often we can find that our mind oscillates between dwelling on the past or being anxious about the future. This mental busyness takes us away from the present, prevents us from enjoying the simple things in life, and makes it very difficult to connect with the peace and happiness that we have the potential to experience in every single moment.

This 7 week series will explain Buddhist meditation and practical ways to help to let go of our busy thoughts and to experience the lightness and joy that comes through the practice of mindfulness and living in the moment. This course is suitable for everyone.

Each class includes 2 guided meditations and a teaching.  Refreshments are served afterwards with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. You can attend any or all of these great classes - each class is self-contained. Everybody is welcome!

Class topics

Tuesday Aug 27   Free Talk
- The 5 Special Qualities of a Kadampa 

Tuesday Sept 3  – Meditation ~ Learning the basics

Tuesday Sept 10  – Staying in the Now

Tuesday Sept 17  – The inner wealth of contentment

Tuesday Sept 24  – Accepting what is

Tuesday Oct 1  – Mindfulness in daily life

Tuesday Oct 8  – Peace of concentration

Tuesday Oct 15  – The illusion of the present moment


These classes are taught by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a Kadampa Buddhist monk & senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. Gen Thekchen has taught widely in Canada and in the UK, and is now the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a practical, profound and often humorous way, making them very accessible and easy to practise in everyday life. 


To see a sample clip of Gen Thekchen teaching a Tuesday evening class, click below.


Pre-registration for classes preferred but registration is also available at the door.


Tuesday Evening Class

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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