Finding Peace

A public talk

In this very special event, Buddhist monk and Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen will explain practical and easy to apply methods to develop a peaceful and positive mind in the midst of our busy, modern lives.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the mind.  If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.  Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.  Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.

Join us for an inspiring evening with Gen Thekchen that includes a simple guided meditation, a practical talk on how to transform difficult situations into opportunities and time for questions at the end.

No previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is necessary to attend this talk.  This talk is open to everyone, Buddhists and non-Buddhists.  Everyone is welcome!


Gen Kelsang Thekchen is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).  He began practising Kadam Dharma in Toronto in 1995 and has been a Kadampa monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 24 years.

Gen Thekchen has taught extensively in Canada and the UK, and is currently the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto.

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.

We are very fortunate to have him visit from Toronto.

  • Date

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023
    6:30pm Doors open
    7:00-8:15pm Talk and meditation with Gen Thekchen
    8:15pm onwards Q&A

  • Venue

    Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
    32315 South Fraser Way
    Abbotsford BC
    V2T 1W7

  • Parking

    There are 3 nearby parking options:

    • City Hall Visitor parking lot
    • Courthouse Visitor parking lot
    • Justice Way Staff parking lot (except in Black Decals Only area)

  • Cost

    $25 per person

    $40 for two people

  • How to register

    There are two ways to register for this special event:

    • register through Eventbrite below
    • buy a ticket at one of our classes or from one of our members

    Any questions, please phone 604-853-3738 or email

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