• When

    Saturday, June 8th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

    Session 1: 10:00am-11:15pm

    Break: 11:15am-11:45am

    Session 2: 11:45am-1:00pm

    Lunch: 1:00pm-2:15pm

    Session 3: 2:15pm-3:45pm (with time for questions at the end)

  • Where

    Derek Doubleday Arboretum

    21177 Fraser Hwy, Langley

  • Cost

    $25 for KMCFV Members

    $45 for Non-members

    $15 for Livestream (for Members only)

  • What to expect at a class

    This day course includes teachings and meditations. We will serve a delicious vegetarian lunch, as well as snacks and refreshments at break times.

  • How to register

    Please pre-register using the yellow “Pay Now” button below. Please register early, if possible, as this helps us to plan meals and refreshments. Thank you!

Registration and Payment

Registration and Payment

The True Nature of Things

Do people and things really exist in the way we think they do?

We naturally believe that the things we see around us, such as tables, chairs and houses, exist in exactly the way that they appear. They seem to have an objective existence, out there, separate from our mind. Because we relate to things, especially our self, far too concretely, we experience problems and frustration, often feeling a dis-ease with ourself and the world around us.

However, if we examine carefully we will see the role of our mind in bringing things into existence. Buddha explained that things lack, or are empty of, objective existence. Rather, they exist as appearances to mind, projections of mind, like dreams or illusions. This will have a huge impact on our life as we let go of our fixed perceptions and stop our deluded mind of self-grasping. We shall be able to live lightly, and have the flexibility of mind to respond to every situation in a constructive way.

Come and explore this profound and liberating subject with visiting Teacher, Gen Kelsang Zopa. We will understand for ourselves that there is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to meditate on the true nature of things. It is the universal solution to all our problems.

This course is based on the clear and practical teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in his books, such as Modern Buddhism and How to Transform Your Life. Although the subject is profound, Gen Zopa will present it in a practical and accessible way that anyone can enjoy.

Everyone is welcome!


A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years. He teaches introductory classes, Foundation Program and the Teacher Training Program in the Victoria region. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.


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

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


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 Bodhichitta KBC

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