Public Talk - How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy - Ancient Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Times

A Public Talk with International Buddhist Teacher: Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Wednesday, June 14, 2023: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem. But, in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us. Indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must maintain and develop a peaceful mind.

The ancient wisdom of Buddha's teachings gives a refreshing perspective that encourages us to look at life differently. We can solve daily problems, find real inner peace and enjoy deep happiness from practicing these time-honoured meditations and transformative ways of thinking. This talk is open to everyone, Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Everyone is welcome!

About the Speaker: Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and the Resident Teacher at International Kadampa Retreat Centre Grand Canyon, in Arizona. He has studied and taught internationally under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years.

He is greatly admired for his warm personality and his clear, inspiring teachings. He is also well-known for his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.

We are really honoured to have him as a Guest Teacher for this special Public Talk.

Admission Fees:

Early Bird: $25 / person (for bookings made by June 11, 2023)

Regular: $35 / person (for bookings made after June 11, 2023)

Please note: These fees are for a General Admission. Seats are attributed on a first come, first served basis.


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

7:00 p.m: Doors open

7:30 - 9:00 p.m: Public Talk

9:00 - 9:30 p.m: Bookstore & Giftshop

Venue: The Public Talk will take place at: Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, 631 Crawford Street, Toronto, ON M6G 3K1


By public transport: We are located at an equal distance from either the Christie or the Ossington subway station.

By car: We are located close to the intersection Bloor & Christie, on Crawford Street, which is a one way street from Harbord to Bloor.

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