Refuge

Sat, March 6
A day course with Gen Kelsang Delek

This day course is about where to find happiness.

We often place our trust in things that deceive us, seeking happiness in accumulating possessions, reputation, or expanding our social life.  But we know from our own experience that we’re often left feeling disappointed or let down, or simply just hollow inside when these things don’t work out.  It is possible to experience true and lasting happiness; we can find something that will never let us down and that will give us the inner strength we long for. This course will show us how.

We will begin by looking deeply at our current predicament and then understand how Buddha, Dharma and Sangha protect us from the pains and problems of daily life – thus we go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Then we will turn our mind to others who are in the same predicament as us, and train in developing love, compassion and bodhichitta.

Gen Delek will teach and guide meditations on refuge and bodhichitta. We will use the prayers Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra during this course, available from Tharpa Publications here.

This course is followed by a four-day guided retreat on refuge, a precious opportunity to take the teachings to heart and gain deeper experience of them.

This course is part of the Four Great Preliminary Guides series at KMC Fraser Valley. Throughout 2021, we are emphasizing these Guides, which are essential practices for making progress in our meditation practice. Find out more here.

Teacher

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.

  • Schedule

    Saturday, March 6
    (recording available through Sunday, March 7)

    9:30am-10:45am
    Break 
    11:15am-12:30pm
    Break
    3:00pm-4:15pm

  • Cost

    Non-members
    40

    Livestream members
    20

    General and Study Program members
    10

  • How to register

    Register using the buttons below which will appear soon

    You can register any time up until 30 minutes before the course starts. If you register after that, our volunteers will not have time to send you the link!

    After you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the course on Zoom.

    Later on Saturday you will be sent a link to access a recording of the course to listen in your own time, until the end of Sunday, March 7.


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MEMBERSHIP

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

KMC Fraser Valley has 3 levels of membership. Find out more here.

FIND A CENTRE NEAR YOU

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.