An inspiring Saturday morning talk
A Public Talk in Wakefield
Hope, Happiness & Wellbeing
with Buddhist monk & Teacher
Gen Kelsang Thekchen

at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche
38 Chem. de la Vall. de Wakefield,
Wakefield, QC


Saturday Sept. 7
11am to 12:30pm

Cost: $20 | Registration available at the door also | Free for KMC Ottawa members.
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These are unusual and difficult times. It’s easy to get caught up in all the events that are unfolding and be left with a sense of hopelessness, despair and fear. This can have a very negative effect on our mental health and physical well being. This public talk will explore simple meditations and mental perspectives that increase our inner peace, happiness and well being and leave us with a sense of hope that we can improve and control how we respond to difficulties not only for our own benefit but for those around us as well. This event includes guided meditation and a talk.

No previous experience of meditation is required, and no special clothing or equipment is required.  Everyone is welcome! 


The Teacher for this talk will be 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. 



Date & time for the talk:

The public talk will take place Saturday Sept. 7, from 11am to 12:30pm.

Venue for the talk:
Gwen Shea Hall
Centre Wakefield La Pêche
38 Chem. de la Vall. de Wakefield, Wakefield, QC

Please note the event begins at 11am. Please arrive a few minutes early, especially if you're planning to register at the door. Visitor parking is available at Centre Wakefield La Pêche.

Drop-in Meditation Classes after the Talk
The Public Talk will be followed by 3 drop-in meditation classes in the Studio at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche. They will also be taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen. These will take place from 11am to 12:15pm, on:
Friday Sept. 20
Friday Oct. 18
Friday Nov. 22




Registration for this public talk will soon be available.

Cost: $20. You can also register at the door. 


Hope, Happiness & Well-being

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In the beginning of our practice the most essential thing is to tame our mind, for only this will enable us to benefit all sentient beings.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Meaningful to Behold