Guided meditation & social event
Start the New Year with Compassion

Special Talk with Avalokiteshvara Chanted Prayers & Guided Meditation
with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Sunday December 31 |  9pm-midnight

Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa
879 Somerset Street West

Join us for our annual New Year's Eve event, with candle-lit chanted prayers and meditation, to ring in the New Year with compassion and beneficial intentions.

From 9:30 to 10:15 p.m, Gen Kelsang Thekchen will give a talk about setting our intentions for 2023 and offer a brief introduction to the practice of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. From 10:15 to 11:15 p.m, enjoy light refreshments & hors d'oeuvres, and the company of fellow practitioners. Then, from 11:15 to midnight, we will engage in chanted Buddhist Prayers, culminating in a guided meditation to take us into the new year.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for making our heartfelt resolutions for the new year extra powerful. With a peaceful and compassionate mind, we can dedicate for the welfare of the whole world. Everyone is welcome!


This event will take place at:
Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa
879 Somerset Street West, Ottawa K1R6R6


December 31, 2023: 9:30 p.m. - January 1, 2024: 12:15 a.m.

9:00 p.m: Doors open

9:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m: Talk with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

10:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m: Refreshments & hors d’oeuvres

11:15 p.m. - 12:15 a.m: Avalokiteshvara chanted prayers & guided meditation with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & TeacherThe Teacher for this event is our  Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa, 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 appreciated but also 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