Sidney SHOAL 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:  Mondays, 10.30-11.45am

WHERE:  SHOAL Centre | Card Room, 2nd Floor | 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney BC

COST:  $15 per class or FREE with Membership

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: No registration necessary

Please arrive a few minutes early at the SHOAL Centre and pay $15 when entering the classroom (cash or cheque only) or just check in if a member.


Enrol in a $60 monthly membership and enjoy unlimited drop-in access to these classes plus discounts on other KMC Victoria events. (Please enrol online at least 3 days before the class)

A Happy Mind is a Patient Mind

Oct 16, 23, 30 | 10.30-11.45am


Can you imagine feeling peaceful and happy, not just occasionally but all the time? Buddha taught many methods for transforming how we see others, situations, and our world. By applying Buddha’s teachings on patience, we learn that we have so much freedom within our mind. By changing our attitude, we change how we see things, and this changes how we respond to challenging people and situations. By applying these practical methods, we can come to experience a life filled with peace and happiness

Weekly Topics

Oct 16 ~ The Causes of Unhappiness
If our mind is peaceful, do we have any problems? In this class we will examine the main cause of our unhappy or unpleasant feelings. In Buddhism we understand that unhappiness is a state of mind and therefore the substantial causes are within the mind. We strive for a mental equilibrium that can easily handle the frustrations of our day avoiding the unpleasant feelings of anger and non acceptance.

Oct 23 ~ Learning to Change our Habitual Responses
Taking control of our negative feelings and our habitual responses to these feelings requires self examination and effort. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, in his book “How to Solve our Human Problems”, tells us that when unpleasant feelings arise there is no need to panic! In this class we will examine ways to accept and respond more skillfully to our unpleasant feelings.

Oct 30 ~ Creating Happiness Using the Patience of Non-Retaliation
Learning to respond skillfully to unpleasant feelings doesn’t come naturally. This is especially true when learning the patience of non-retaliation. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso encourages us to apply our understanding of compassion and karma to helps us avoid retaliation. Using this wisdom, we begin to understand that non-retaliation is the most skillful response to others and will always create the causes for happiness


Krista Schlosser

Krista Schlosser

Krista is a member of the Teacher Training Program and lead the guided meditation on Tuesdays for many years.  Recently, she has been teaching a Tuesday morning class at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre.  Krista is well known for her kind and gentle delivery of Dharma teachings.

Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?

Masks are mandatory while in the centre’s common areas (e.g., halls, elevators, washrooms). They’re also recommended while exercising. Proof of vaccination status is no longer required for visitors to SHOAL Community Centre.

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.