• Gen Thekchen is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver. He has been ordained for 17 years. 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. Gen Thekchen teaches the Thursday night drop-in class at the temple, West Vancouver and Kitsilano drop-in classes and the Foundation study programmes aswell as various day courses and retreats. He has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years.

  • Courses and Retreats on Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation are humbly provided by Brian Ruhe. Brian has been a practicing Buddhist for twenty-three years and spent seven months as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in 1996. Brian has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the Vancouver area since 1996 and trains in the Theravada Forest Tradition. If you would like to support Brian Ruhe’s work and You Tube videos, you can send a donation (dana) here.

  • Eshin Hoju Godfrey is the guiding teacher and Osho of the Zen Centre of Vancouver. With his warm and clear style, he extends to all a profound invitation to reconnect with their innate Buddha nature in a practice that embraces every aspect of daily life. Zen teachings are transmitted directly heart-mind to heart-mind. Although we ourselves must ultimately realize our own Buddha nature, a genuine teacher can encourage and point us in the right direction and help us find our way through the inevitable challenges. Interacting with a teacher, we can come to understand and actualize in our everyday life the insights that arise from steady practice.

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  • Connie helps people tap into their own natural sources of peace, joy and healing through meditation and mindfulness. Her website is filled with useful information about meditation, with a focus on helping adults who have had difficulty learning to meditate. This includes meditation for people with ADD / ADHD or Asperger's. If you are in the Vancouver BC area try out her classes in person (details are on the Totally Meditation website). Another area of interest for Connie is using meditation for the relief of pain or anxiety. She welcomes invitations from seniors groups (within the Vancouver and lower mainland area) to speak on this topic or lead groups through a meditation practice. Her classes and writings are non-denominational.

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