The path to happiness

Lamrim retreat
Thurs 27 Aug – Wed 2 Sept

Following the meditations in the New Meditation Handbook, this retreat is an opportunity to meditate step by step through the whole lamrim, or Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.

The retreat will be in 4 sessions a day. Each session will begin with a short explanation of the meditation by Gen Delek, and the chanted Prayers for Meditation. Then Gen Delek will read and guide the meditation for that session. We will have 20 – 30 minutes to meditate.

It is recommended that participants have the book The New Meditation Handbook to get the most out of this lightly guided retreat. We will follow the Suggested Retreat Schedule on page 157 outlined here:

Thursday 27th
Sessions 1: Our precious human life
Session 2 Death and Impermanence
Session 3: Lower rebirth and Refuge
Session 4: Actions and their effects

Friday 28th
Sessions 5-8: Renunciation

Saturday 29th
Sessions 9: Equanimity
Session 10: All living beings are our mothers
Session 11: Kindness of living beings
Session 12: Equalizing self and others

Sunday 30th
Session 13: Dangers of self cherishing
Session 14: Benefits of cherishing others
Session 15: Exchanging self with others
Session 16: Great compassion

Monday 31st
Session 17: Taking
Session 18: Wishing Love
Session 19: Giving
Session 20: Bodhichitta

Tuesday 1st Sept
Sessions 21-24: Tranquil Abiding

Wednesday 2nd Sept
Sessions 25-27: Superior seeing, meditation on emptiness
Session 28: Reliance on a Spiritual Guide

  • Schedule

    Session times each day

    11:00am – 12:15pm
    4:30pm – 5:45pm
    7:00pm – 8:15pm

  • Cost


    Livestream members

    General and Study Program members
    No charge

  • How to register

    Register using the buttons below.

    Please register well ahead of time to give our volunteers time to send you the link.

    After you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the retreat.

    The retreat will be available for you to attend any time up until Monday Sept 7th at midnight.


KMC Fraser Valley has 3 levels of membership

Our new Livestream Membership @ $40 a month is a great way to take advantage of our online classes. Weekday classes are free and most weekend events are half price with this membership.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like a further discount, please contact Virginia:


This course is open only to those in our usual catchment area (Fraser Valley, Surrey, Okanagan).

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

If you live on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands, you’ll find online classes at Bodhichitta KBC

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