Public Talk

Finding Peace – Meditation and Your Inner Health
A Public Talk with Gen Kelsang Rigpa in Vancouver

Feb 2, 2023 | 7 to 8:30pm PT

Location: Jewish Community Centre | 950 West 41st Avenue | Vancouver, BC

Don’t miss this special public talk with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Thursday before the Dharma Celebration.

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

On Thursday Feb 2, well known Buddhist Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa, will be coming to Vancouver for a special 90 minute talk. During the talk he will share how to follow the methods to solve our own and others’ problems and fill our lives with meaning and purpose.

Join us for this special opportunity.

No previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is necessary to attend this talk. This talk is open to everyone, Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Everyone is welcome!

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC Los Angeles. 

He is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.

Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.  He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. 

Not Going to be in Vancouver?
Public Talks in other locations before and after the Celebration with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

About the Teacher:

Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). He began practising Kadam Dharma in Toronto in 1995 and has been a Kadampa monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 24 years.

Gen Thekchen has been the Resident Teacher at Kuluta Buddhist Centre in Kingston, at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada as the National Spiritual Director, at Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver as well as Madhyamaka KMC and Bodhisattva KMC in the UK.

He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.