Wednesday Evenings with Gen Kelsang Thekchen at
Knox Presbyterian Church

Introductory Level, for everyone
Compassion in Action - the magical practice of taking & giving

Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa
$12 per class | Free for Members

Our mind is our greatest healer. Discover how to actualize your potential to overcome all mental pain, sorrow, loss, physical suffering, illness, and disease through one of the most renowned ancient meditations taught by Buddha, known as “taking and giving.” Join us for this series of teachings that will explain how to turn every situation into an opportunity to enhance our love, compassion, and wisdom, and brings great meaning to our life.

Each class will include a different teaching, 2 guided meditations and time for questions. Everybody is welcome. 

Topic for Dec. 13:  Practicing patience and loving kindness over the holidays

About the Venue

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., is located in downtown Ottawa on the corner of Lisgar & Elgin.  The classes will be in the Parlour, which is on the second level. Please enter through the right hand door on Elgin Street, which is pictured here. Street parking is free of charge after 5:30pm, and the City Hall Parkade, which is next door, offers max $2 in the evenings. 

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.

Pre-registration is encouraged but you can also pay at the door.

Downtown Branch Single Class


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$40.00 4-class cards for this series are available at the door

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Whereas each one of us is just one single person, other living beings are countless in number; therefore the happiness and freedom of others are much more important than our own.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Modern Buddhism (2ND ED.)