In-depth meditation class

The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

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with Gen Kelsang Suma

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8: 30 pm

Classes will begin with an exploration of how to find the real meaning of human life. We  will then explore teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s  latest book,  The Mirror of Dharma – with Additions. Gen Suma will receive the oral transmission of this book at Fall Festival and will focus in her teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path – the path to perfect peace, the path of compassion, the path of wisdom.

Each class will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation. We’ll then listen to a teaching and engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class.

Cost is $12 per class or 4 classes for $40 (free for members)

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Feb
6
Mon
Heart Jewel puja
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
7
Tue
Heart Jewel puja
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Medicine for the Mind: meditation and your inner health – Collingwood
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
A photograph with two people at a class about meditation and your inner health. One is smiling at the camera.
Meditation and your inner health.

In this series we explore Buddha’s teachings on six core spiritual practices, widely known as the ‘six perfections’.

Gen Suma will explain practical ways whereby we can gradually integrate these into our home and work lives, our relationships, and any other activities we engage in – until finally our entire experience becomes a path to inner peace, healing and happiness.

Gen Suma will recommend meditations and offer practical ‘take-away’ suggestions for applying these teachings in the course of daily life.

You do not need to be a Buddhist to join these classes, which are attended by people from many walks of life.

Please feel free to drop in anytime.

Meditation and your inner health.
Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.

Therefore, if we want to be free from problems, we must transform our mind

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

A photo of Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Suma

About Gen Kelsang Suma

Canadian Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Suma has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since the mid-1990s.

She is the resident teacher at Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

A mother, grandmother and devoted practitioner, she is known for the warmth and clarity of her teachings and for her love of her students.

Find out more about our Centre

Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Find out more about our Buddhist Tradition

New Kadampa Tradition

Feb
8
Wed
Tara Puja
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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At Kadampa Centres worldwide, the 8th day of the month is Tara Day. Tara is a female Buddha whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our virtuous wishes. Everyone is welcome to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow. (1 hour)

Heart Jewel puja
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Foundation Program
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
9
Thu
The Habits of Happy People – Morning meditation in Barrie
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A photo of a happy young man enjoying morning meditation in Barrie

Join us for morning meditation in Barrie.

Is attaining happiness really all that complicated?

Does ‘success’ actually depend how we look, what we wear or own, the position we hold, or what someone else thinks about us?

In reality none of these things – nor all together – can guarantee the happiness we seek, so chasing after them with this hope is a fool’s errand, and a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how to cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy.

In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture a set of mental habits that fend off negativity and bring lightness of heart and mind.

Join us for morning meditation in Barrie.

Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.

Therefore, if we want to be free from problems, we must transform our mind

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

A photo of Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Suma

About Gen Kelsang Suma

Canadian Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Suma has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since the mid-1990s.

She is the resident teacher at Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

A mother, grandmother and devoted practitioner, she is known for the warmth and clarity of her teachings and for her love of her students.

Find out more about our Centre

Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Find out more about our Buddhist Tradition

New Kadampa Tradition

Heart Jewel puja
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm