Half-day Retreat

Reading the news, it is easy to feel hopeless and helpless at the state of the world, as nations go to war and children and families suffer. How can we get over our feelings of hopelessness and instead use a wisdom view to be of help? Each of us can positively influence the world by the way we choose to view things. Our world is not separate from our mind, and the way we think has enormous consequences.

It can be proved, both logically and in our own experience, that choosing a positive view as a basis for positive actions — being optimistic — is wisdom. Holding negative views that lead to negative actions, or resignation, is ignorance, the opposite of wisdom.

In this short retreat, we will explore various optimistic ways of thinking about ourselves, other people and the world around us that are explained in Buddhist teachings. Through meditation we will gain experience of the beneficial effects of deliberately choosing these positive views and actions to help ourselves and others and to reduce the suffering in the world.

Everyone is welcome to this inspiring, uplifting morning retreat.


Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley. Her extensive experience and excellent example are well appreciated by her students. With her practical approach and clear explanations of even the most profound of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Delek inspires us to put Dharma into practice in our daily lives.

  • When

    Saturday, November 25

  • Where

    Salmon Arm
    2960 Okanagan Ave. S.E.
    Unit #130

    Our venue in Salmon Arm

  • Cost

    Free for members
    Includes delicious refreshments

  • What to expect at the course

    Gen Delek will teach and guide meditations on this course. It will be divided into two parts, each with 2 meditations and a talk. There will be a break in the middle with delicious refreshments.

    The aim of the retreat is to give participants practical tools to take away with them in the form of meditations and daily life practice, that will help to create happiness in our life.

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

    There is no need to wear special clothing and seating is in chairs. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • How to register

    Non-members Please pre-register using the button below.
    Members Please pre-register by emailing registrar@kmcfv.ca
    Space is limited so be sure to book early to guarantee a space.

    Please note: this course is also live-streamed for Centre members. Learn more about membership here.



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