Meditation Classes

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Meditation & Buddhism

FOR EVERYONE •  NO PRE-REGISTRATION • NO PRE-REQUISITE
Discover meditation or deepen your practice and understanding of the buddhist philosophy

Thursdays • 7:30 – 8:45pm with Marco Lisi

Meditation is now scientifically recognized as one of the best methods to reduce stress and to develop inner well-being. In reality, meditation offers much more than that. These series of classes help us not only to deepen our meditation practice but also to nourish it through contemplating profound buddhist teachings, which offer us concrete solutions to our inner problems of anger, stress, impatience, attachment and jealousy. Through improving our understanding of our mind: what in our mind makes us feel happy, sad, tense or confused, we will begin a profound spiritual transformation and become the person we wish to be.

A class includes:
  • Guided meditations
  • A talk on a practical topic to nourish and deepen our experiences in meditation.

Get our newsletter to find out when new series of classes start and to be notified of other special events offered at the centre.

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NEW SERIES

Attachment Problem?
In our modern society, love and attachment are often mistaken to be the same thing. However, Buddha’s teachings reveal how crucial it is to differentiate between these 2 feelings. Unfortunately, sadness, disappointment and frustrations are often what is left of our relationships. What if love was not to blame? Join us for this summer series of 3 classes to learn more.

Aug 17 • Love or Attachment?
Aug 24 • Enjoying Without Attachement
Aug 31 • A Heart Free to Love

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How to Avoid Burning Out?
Our professional life is often motivated by a strong wish of accomplishment. This wish can easily lead us to exhaustion if we lack the wisdom to know when to stop or how much to push. In a society which focuses so much on performance and efficiency, we now, more than ever, need to develop this wisdom. If we are to avoid burning out, we also need to understand what drives us to continually get trapped in this obcessive desire to perform.

Sept 07 • Give Meaning to Your Life
Sept 14 • Time for a Break
Sept 21 • No CLASS (Quebec Dharma Celebration)
Sept 28 • Performance: the Ego’s Trap

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Get Rid of Depression
Depression remains one of the 3 major disorders of our modern society along with stress and anxiety. Despite this, is remains somewhat taboo and its causes are not that clear yet for a lot of people. However, we will come to identify and overcome the inner turmoils at the root of this suffering through carefully examining our mind, in particular in meditation. What if Bouddhism could help us to get out of these prolonged periods of feeling down by showing us how to cultivate a happier and lighter state of mind?

Oct 05 • Put an End to Feeling Down
Oct 12 • Enjoy life, Finally

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Social Media: Does it really ‘Connect’?
It seems like we have more and more difficulty connecting with others as we find ourself increasingly bombarded by distractions. Does social media really keep its promise? Do they truly help us establish close relationships or do they rather have the opposite effect? Without a good motivation, our presence on social media can quickly intensify our inner problems such as our attachment to our reputation or our image, our feeling of loneliness, our fear of rejection, etc. In this series, discover how Buddha teaches us how to feel close to others through tasting a warm and sincere connection with all living beings.

Oct 19 • “Like” Me!
Oct 26 • Feeling Good About Ourself
Nov 02 • Connected to Others

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Manage Your Emotions
In order to live a healthy and sane life in the presence of others, it is primordial to learn to manage our emotions (anger, sadness, love, fear…). We all know the devastating effects our emotions can have when they get out of control but do we know how to recognise them and stop them before they completely take over? Emotions are states of mind and so, they can be managed only through learning to control our mind. Join us in this series to understand how we can transform our daily experiences constructively to live a happier life.

Nov 09 • No Stress
Nov 16 • Anger & Frustrations
Nov 23 • Living Lightly Without Anxiety
Nov 30 • Envy & Jealousy

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Living Without Expectations
What if our expectations were the real obstacle to the fulfilment of our wishes? We know from our own experience how our expectations, whether of ourself or others, are often a source of frustration and deception. However, with a more realistic way to see life and by contemplating instructions from Buddha, we can abandon this obstacle while maintaining our wish to accomplish what is important to us. Take advantage of this series to help you start the new year on a good note by learning to let go of expectations.

Dec 07 • Expectations & Deception
Dec 14 • Expectations of Ourself
Dec 21 • For the Love of Helping Others

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TEACHER

Marco Lisi teaches the Thursday evening class (in English). He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for several years and is a student on the Special Teacher Training Program (STTP). He shares his experience of the teachings with clarity and warmth and is a dedicated member of the spiritual community. Marco also teaches occasional classes in French at KMCM.

Learn more about KMC Montreal’s teachers.

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VENUE

Centre de méditation kadampa de Montréal
835 Laurier E, Montréal, Qc

FEES

12$/ class • 40$/ 4 classes (Free for members)

We are a not-for-profit charity. All financial contributions go to support the activities of KMCM and any surplus goes to support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), an international fund dedicated to public benefit.

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Learn to Meditate

FOR EVERYONE •  NO PRE-REGISTRATION • NO PREREQUISITE
To begin or refine meditation training. Become master of your own mind.

Wednesdays • 6 – 6:45pm with Marie-Claude Martel
Check the calendar for exact dates as certain classes may not take place.

As mentioned above, meditation is now scientifically recognized as one of the best methods to reduce stress and to develop inner well-being. These ‘Learn to Meditate’ classes are a perfect opportunity to discover meditation or to deepen your meditation practice in order to experience the benefits of a peaceful and controlled mind. Suitable for everyone, even beginner, each class includes 2 meditations and a short talk on a particular aspect to help create and maintain a daily meditation practice.

Some benefits of meditation:
  • Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increases inner peace
  • Helps to face challenges with a clearer and calmer mind
  • Helps to solve daily problems and interpersonal conflicts in a constructive manner

PLEASE NOTE: In order for everyone to enjoy their quiet time, the doors are locked once the class starts. It is not possible to join in once the meditation has started so please ensure to give yourself sufficient time for travel.

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NEW SERIES

Aug 16 • Learn to Master Your Mind
Aug 23 • How to Meditate
Aug 30 • Developing Concentration
Sept 06 • Meditation in Action

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Sept 13 • Learn to Master Your Mind
Sept 20 • How to Meditate
Sept 27 • Developing Concentration
Oct 04 • Meditation in Action

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Oct 11 • Learn to Master Your Mind
Oct 18 • How to Meditate
Oct 25 • Developing Concentration
Nov 01 • Meditation in Action

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Nov 08 • Learn to Master Your Mind
Nov 15 • How to Meditate
Nov 22 • Developing Concentration
Nov 29 • Meditation in Action

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NEW SERIES

Dec 06 • How to Meditate
Dec 13 • Developing Concentration
Dec 20 • Meditation in Action

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TEACHER

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Marie-Claude Martel has been a devoted student of Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She is now the coordinator at KMCM and a dedicated member of the kadampa community having also volunteered as coordinator and administrative director at the mother centre in Toronto. Marie-Claude is appreciated for her friendly and warm demeanour. Her inspiring teachings reflect a clear understanding and personal experience of the instructions.

Learn more about KMC Montreal’s teachers.

VENUE
Kadampa Meditation Centre Montreal
835 Laurier E, Montréal, Qc

FEES
5$ / class
(Free for members)

We are a not-for-profit charity. All financial contributions go to support the activities of KMCM and any surplus goes to support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), an international fund dedicated to public benefit.

 

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GUIDED MEDITATIONS

FOR EVERYONE •  NO REGISTRATION • NO PRE-REQUISITES
To learn to meditate, relax or deepen your meditation practice.
*Please check our calendar for specific dates as on occasion, certain meditations might not take place.

LUNCHTIME MEDITATION
30 minute guided meditation
Mon – Tues – Wed – Fri (all in French) • 12:15 – 12:45
Thursday (in English) • 12:15 – 12:45pm
Sunday (in French) • 1-1:30pm

EVENING MEDITATION
30 minute guided meditation
Mon & Fri (in French) • 5:45 – 6:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: In order for everyone to enjoy their quiet time, the doors are locked once the meditation starts. It is not possible to join in once the meditation has started so please ensure to give yourself sufficient time for travel.

VENUE
Kadampa Meditation Centre Montreal
835 Laurier E, Montréal, Qc

FEES
3$ / meditation – 10$ / 5 meditations (Free for members)

We are a not-for-profit charity. All financial contributions go to support the activities of KMCM and any surplus goes to support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), an international fund dedicated to public benefit.