Cook Street Village Activity Centre - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria


In-Person Class


Meditation Classes | IN-PERSON

Suitable for everyone!  These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.  See detailed course descriptions below.

DAY:  Tuesday, 10.00-11.00am

WHERE:  Cook Street Village Activity Centre | 380 Cook St., Victoria |Elderberry Room in the Wellness Centre

COST:  Activity Centre Members ($32 all 4 classes); General ($37);  Drop-in (if there is space) $10 per class


Pre-registration is recommended by phone or in person before the series begins on Feb 7.  Please arrive a few minutes early before the class is scheduled to begin.

Drop into your Heart and Breath

Meditations and Teachings for a Happy Life

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 | 10.00-11.00am


Although we all long to live a happy life free from problems, it may seem impossible.  However, if we come to understand the real nature of happiness and how to create it, then it is definitely possible for us to achieve a happy life.  In this series we will explore what happiness is, its actual causes, and how to create it.   Please join us for this inspiring and joyful series.


FEB 7 ~ What is Real Happiness?

Buddha taught that inner peace is the cause of real happiness.  When our mind is peaceful, we can be happy regardless of our external circumstances.  Join us in exploring the real nature of happiness and how to begin experiencing it.

FEB 14 ~ What are the Causes of Happiness?

In our modern world we place much emphasis on improving our external conditions because we think this is how to become happy.  In this class we look beyond the causes of fleeting moments of pleasure and focus on how to produce lasting peace of mind.

FEB 21 ~ Taking Control of our Perception

Perception shapes our experience.  When we change the way we see our world, our experience of that world also changes.  In this class we will examine how to gradually gain control over our perception and how to use this to transform our experiences for the better.  

FEB 28 ~ Learning to Happily Accept

The practice of patience is one of the essential methods taught by Buddha for developing our mind of love and eventually finding permanent happiness.  Patience is the antidote to anger and hatred and makes our mind strong and peaceful.  


Krista Schlosser

Krista Schlosser

Krista is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has lead the guided meditation on Tuesdays for many years.  She frequently teaches our Saturday classes and has a regular Tuesday afternoon class.  Krista is well known for her kind and gentle delivery of Dharma teachings.

Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Masks are optional
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

Please just drop in a few minutes before the class starts and pay at the door with cash or cheque.  Members just tick their name on the list.