Wednesday evenings, 7:00–8:30 pm

with Kelsang Lamden

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

1585 Tenth Line Road, Orleans


Although presented as a series, these classes also stand alone. Come to as many classes as you wish. Each class includes guided meditation, a talk, and questions and answers. No pre-registration is required.

Everyone is welcome!


Free meditation talk

Sept. 9
Want to learn to meditate? Think you can’t meditate? This class is for you!
This introductory class is for you if you have always wondered how meditation can help you lead a happier and more peaceful life but didn’t know where to start.



Mindfulness, Meditation and reducing stress

On this course, Kelsang Lamden will explain how anxiety and stress, as well as other conditions such as tension, nervousness, worry and depression have their roots in our state of mind. He will also show how we can reduce and eventually overcome these conditions by working on our mind with a combination of meditation and positive mental habits.

Sept. 9
Free meditation talk

Sept. 16
The problem is our reaction to the problem

Sept. 23
Understanding how we can become stress free


Overcoming our cravings

We have so many ordinary desires – more food, more drink, more money, more stimulation, bigger house, better car, different clothes, better reputation – the list is endless. But often when we try to satisfy these desires we are disappointed and become even more dissatisfied – wanting more of the same, or something different! On this course Kelsang Lamden will show how we can manage our desires with meditation and as a result enjoy the true contentment and fulfillment we desire in life.

Sept. 30
Why our desires are endless

Oct. 7
How to develop desires that make us happy

Oct. 14
Unfulfilled desires are not sources of suffering

Oct. 21
How to enjoy the peace of nirvana


How to deal with difficult thoughts

The function of our delusions is to make us suffer. This is why Buddha teaches us the methods we can use to identify, reduce and eradicate delusions. Due to our familiarity with them however, they are at times very tenacious! In this series, Kelsang Lamden will show that we can remain happy, even when our delusions are stronger than us.

Oct. 28
Accepting difficult thoughts makes them powerless

Nov. 4
How to create space for a happy mind

Nov. 11
Learning to stay calm with negative thoughts

Nov. 18
A powerful method to stay peaceful



Transforming fear – The art of fearless living

We all suffer from fear at times in our lives. Fears can become our limits if we don’t have a way of looking at them and letting them go. They get in the way of living our best life and we end up feeling stuck. In this series Kelsang Lamden will introduce us to meditations and practises for daily life that help us to change this. We will learn how to face our fears and let them go, with a sense of inner peace and courage.

Nov. 25
Transforming fear of change

Dec. 2
Transforming fear of failure

Dec. 9
Transforming fear of loss


Contact us

Joyful Land Buddhist Centre
879 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R6

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