An inspirational Saturday morning talk
A Public Talk in Almonte

The Healing Power of Meditation

with Buddhist monk & Teacher Gen Kelsang Thekchen

at the Almonte Old Town Hall

Saturday March 23
from 10-11:30am
Cost: $15 | Registration available at the door also | Free for members.
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Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & Teacher

Meditation and mindfulness are scientifically proven methods that are now widely accepted as mainstream practices which lead to genuine, long-lasting well-being.  Discover for yourself how to practice meditation and positive thinking techniques to cultivate a reliable source of happiness that comes from within your own mind.

During this special event you will learn how to identify painful mental states such as anger, anxiety, stress, and depression and use powerful ancient meditation techniques to remove them.

No previous experience of meditation is required.  Everyone is welcome! 

The Teacher for this talk will be Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition / International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Gen Thekchen has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He has taught extensively internationally, and is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple yet profound, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.

The Public Talk will take place at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Please note the event begins at 10:00am. Please arrive a few minutes early, especially if you're planning to register at the door.

Kadampa Teacher Toolika TastogiThe Public Talk will be followed by 4 monthly drop-in meditation classes at the Almonte Public Library, which will be taught by Kadampa Teacher Toolika Rastogi. This series of classes is called "The Art of Letting Go: Embracing Freedom through Kadampa Buddhism". For more information about these classes, please see the Almonte branch webpage by clicking here

Registration for Public Talk

Cost: $15. Available at the door also

($2 donation happily accepted to offset per-ticket Heritage Municipality fee)

The Healing Power of Meditation 

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To see a great video with Gen Thekchen inviting us to the Public Talk in Almonte, click below.

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
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