The Joy of the Middle Way

Teachings & Retreat on Chapter 9 of Shantideva's Guide

NKT Day Weekend April 1 - 5 In-Person | Online

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The root of all our suffering is the ignorance of self-grasping, together with its imprints. In order to sever this root, it is necessary to develop the wisdom realizing ultimate truth, or emptiness, motivated by the supreme good heart of bodhicitta. In particular, we have to realize that the two truths – conventional truth and ultimate truth – do not contradict but mutually assist each other.


By understanding the two truths we will realize the middle way that is free from the two extremes. 


In this very special NKT Day weekend event, we have the rare opportunity to receive teachings and be guided in retreat by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired NKT General Spiritual Director. Gen-la Khyenrab will explain the essential meaning of the ninth chapter of Shantideva's Guide following Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s commentary in Meaningful to Behold.

“Buddha taught all the method practices explained above to enable us to complete the training in wisdom realizing emptiness. Therefore, those who wish to liberate themselves and others from suffering should strive to develop this wisdom.” Shantideva

Weekend Schedule 


7:30 pm Teaching



9 am  Guided Meditation

11 am Teaching

4 pm Teaching

7:30 pm WFJ with tsog



9 am  Guided Meditation

11 am Teaching

4 pm Retreat

7:30 Retreat


Guided Retreat:


Session times:  9am, 11am, 4pm & 7:30pm


Session times: 9 am, 11 am

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) National Spiritual Director for Canada and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto.

A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for forty years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to receive teachings directly from him.

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