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A Letter from our Teacher, Gen Dema

Everyone without exception can benefit from Buddha’s practical advice.

Recently a friend who was going through a bad patch in her life said to me, “I can’t imagine facing all of this without my Dharma practice!  Dharma makes life possible for me – it gives me control of my life.”

This woman had not made drastic changes in her external life. She didn’t abandon her job, family, friends or enjoyments. Her changes are inside her mind.  Love, wisdom and other good qualities are growing in her heart where unhappiness, confusion and stress have been uprooted.

She is one of thousands and thousands who have benefitted from the practical advice of Kadampa Buddhism.

With Buddhism everyone can transform their minds and their lives, easily and without hardships.

Simply listening to, contemplating and meditating on Buddha’s advice, taking it deep into our heart, is the method for accomplishing a meaningful, happy life.  In this way we become familiar with thoughts and actions that benefit ourselves and others, and abandon those that cause us problems. We change, we grow, we become better people with better lives!

At our Edmonton Kadampa Buddhist Centre we offer ongoing programs that can benefit YOU.

  • Reduce stress and eventually live stress-free.
  • Be happier, and eventually be happy all the time.
  • Solve all of our real problems.
  • Fulfill all of our wishes.
  • Become a better person and eventually become the best possible person: an enlightened person who effortlessly benefits everyone everyday.

By attending classes regularly you will receive these benefits and strengthen the Kadampa Buddhist community in Edmonton!  

I sincerely encourage everyone to improve their happiness with the simple effort of attending classes regularly.

with love and blessings,

Gen Dema

Our current program in Edmonton includes:

Thursday evening Drop-in Classes – 7 – 8:30pm with Gen Kelsang Dema, Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Calgary and Edmonton

Drop-in fee $12      5x Class card $50     Supporting Members* – FREE.

September 15 – What does MY life mean?

September 22 – Mindfulness All Day Long

September 29 – Satisfying Our Desires

Foundation Program – ongoing study program for registered students begins Monday, September 19**

This is an in-depth systematic study of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life with Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s commentary to that text, Meaningful to Behold.

Study group at Centre including Supporting Membership benefits* $80/month

Correspondence Study at home (no membership benefits) $60/month

*Become a Supporting Member of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre and receive free GP drop-in classes and discounts on courses, retreats and other events in both Edmonton and Calgary.  Membership fee is $80/month for 12 months and includes the Foundation Program course.

** Class days and times will be scheduled according to the group choice.