About the Retreat

We all suffer from negative emotions, negative moods and negative thoughts from time to time. And these have a destructive effect on our personal and social life. In fact these negative states of mind underlie all our problems and unhappiness.

Buddha called this inner negativity ‘mental poisons’. Just as we have to detox our body to remove physical toxins, so we need to use meditation to flush out our mental poisons. Only when we are free from these toxic states can we enjoy a truly happy and healthy life.

Each day will consist of three guided meditations, time for silence and contemplation in a modern and comfortable space. You can attend one day or both days, see registration details below.

Everyone Welcome, no previous meditation experience is required.

Time Table for Saturday and Sunday

9:15-9:30am Registration Check in
9:30-10:30am Intro to retreat and guided meditation
10:30-11am Silent refreshment break
11-11:45am Guided meditation
11:45-12pm Refreshment break with quiet conversation
12-1pm Q & A and Guided meditation


$35 each day or FREE for monthly members

The Teacher
Gen Kelsang Rigden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg. Gen Rigden, ordained in 2004 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, has been studying and teaching Modern Kadampa Buddhism internationally for over 16 years. She is known for her warm-hearted disposition and presents the teachings in a clear and accessible way.

To purchase a ticket, please follow the link.