• When

    Mondays
    7:00pm – 8:15pm
    Please Note: No class April 1 and April 15. 

  • Where

    Chartwell Cedarbrooke Chateau
    Theatre Room, (upstairs)
    32331 7th Avenue, Mission

    Directions to Cedarbrooke can be found here.

  • Cost

    $15 per class
    $36 for 3 classes
    $48 for 4 classes
    Free for members

  • Books

    These classes are an opportunity to get to know the books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the world-renowned meditation master who founded KMC Fraser Valley as well as hundreds of centres around the world, all part of the New Kadampa Tradition  – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

    A selection of his books will be on sale at the class, such as How to Transform Your Life, which you can also download as a free eBook.

  • What to expect at a class

    Every class includes two meditations, practical advice, and time for questions and refreshments at the end.

    Chartwell Cedarbrooke Chateau’s Theatre room is a comfortable and peaceful place to meditate. The public is welcome to attend these classes in this lovely venue.

  • How to register

    You can pre-register using the yellow “Pay Now” button below, or you can pay at the door.

Mission Mondays

Registration and Payment

Understanding the Mind

When our mind is calm, and we are experiencing inner peace and happiness, it is our best friend. Conversely, when our mind is unhappy, frustrated, anxious, or angry, it can be our worst enemy. We all have a mind, but few of us consider the nature and power of our mind. In this series of classes, we will come to understand the nature of the mind, how it is the creator of our experiences, and how we can use our mind to benefit ourselves and countless others every day.

April 1: Class Cancelled due to Easter Long Weekend

April 8: What is the Mind? AKA Get to Know Your Operating System!

April 15: Class Cancelled due to Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (like Christmas for Buddhists 🙂

April 22: The Storms in Our Mind and How They Develop

April 29: Guarding Our Mind

Staying Strong When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong for us in life–which they inevitably do–we often respond negatively, blaming the situation or people involved. Ouch! This can feel like a double dose of harm and suffering–not only have things gone wrong, but now we are unhappy, too! Sadly, we also often feel that a negative response to adversity is logical and our only option.

But are there other ways to respond to the adversities that arise in our lives–to stay strong and happy when things go wrong? Buddhist wisdom helps us understand why things go wrong and how we can transform what we perceive as adversity into opportunities for growth, compassion, and love. Come along to this practical, wise, and helpful series of classes to learn more!

May 6: When People Disappoint Us: the Harms of Attachment vs. the Wisdom of Love (aka People are Never Disappointing!)

May 13: Finding Meaning in Adversity: Transforming Harm into Growth

May 20: Class Cancelled for the Victoria Day Holiday

May 27: “Love is the Great Protector”

Teacher

Jill Arseneau is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has been studying, meditating and teaching at Kadampa Meditation Centre for many years.  As a wife and mother, she has a wealth of practical, real-life examples and a deep understanding of Dharma that bring her teachings to life.

Teacher

Todd Arseneau studies on the Foundation Program at KMC Fraser Valley. He is a down-to-earth, practical teacher with many examples from his experience with applying meditation in daily life as a school teacher and father of 2 boys.

MEMBERSHIP

The best way to take advantage of our courses and classes.

KMC Fraser Valley has 2 levels of membership. Find out more here.

FIND A CENTRE NEAR YOU

If you live in the Vancouver area, you’ll find classes at KMC Vancouver

If you live on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands, you’ll find classes at KMC Victoria

If you live elsewhere, please click this link for your nearest meditation Centre.