Learn to Meditate

a four-class series

Thursdays, 7-8:15pm

(Next series starts October 8)

This four-class introductory Learn to Meditate series is designed especially for beginners or for those who wish to revitalize their practice. In this course, you will learn the essentials of meditation practice and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. The classes will include instructions, guided meditations, and a chance to ask questions. Everybody welcome!

Week One: Why Meditate?
Week Two: What is Meditation?
Week Three: Refining Our Methods
Week Four: A Daily Practice

By the end of this course, you will have tools to:

  • create a successful meditation practice
  • integrate the teachings to positively transform your daily activities
  • bring a sense of balance, peace and clarity into your life and your relationships

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

$40 for the series of four classes
$12 drop-in on one class
FREE for Supporting Members

Upcoming series

October 8, 15, 22, & 29

Thursdays, 7-8:00pm

November 5 ~ Improve Your Concentration through Meditation
November 12 ~ Meditations for Daily Life
November 19 ~ Improve Your Concentration through Meditation
November 26 ~ Meditations for Daily Life

Improve Your Concentration through Meditation

Concentration as explained in Buddhism is our ability to control our mind, to direct it at will, to focus on one meaningful object, and eventually stay there for as long as we want. It allows us to think the thoughts we want to think as opposed to the thoughts that make us feel sad, bad, or mad.

Meditations for Daily Life

Take an hour to uplift your mind and cultivate a feeling of inner peace with these in-person and online guided meditation classes.

The Meditations for Daily Life classes are ideal for all levels. Not only does it help us develop a regular formal meditation practice, but this gives us tools that will help us practice meditation in our daily life.



$40 for the series of four classes
$12 drop-in on one class
FREE for Supporting Members


NOTE: There is room for a limited number of people to attend at the Centre. Social distancing and special hygiene protocols will be in place, and please do not come to the Centre if you feel unwell. These classes will also be streamed online.

Supporting Members: If you’d like to attend in person, please contact our Admin Director at akshobyaadmin@gmail.com at least 60 minutes before a class.

Registration for streamed classes from Akshobya Centre is open to everyone living in southern Alberta (Red Deer and south). Not in Southern Alberta? Check out https://kadampa.org/centres-modern-buddhism to find live streaming classes from a Kadampa centre near you.

Learning to Meditate

Meditation for Beginners