Drop-in Meditation class with Gen Kelsang Palden,
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm (19:00 – 20:30 Uhr)

Learn practical meditations that help you to develop and maintain inner stillness and a positive attitude to yourself, your life and your daily experiences.

The meditations and teachings are suitable for everyone, both beginner and advanced. They improve both physical and emotional well-being and give a basic introduction to an authentic spiritual path.

Each class is self-contained, no prior experience or registration required. Everybody welcome!

Our next series

January - Be good to yourself and learn to meditate

Be good to yourself and learn to meditate

The new year begins and everywhere we are encouraged to improve. The Appstore has the latest apps to finally get rid of our bad habits, the fitness club advertises a yearly subscription and the discounters sell us the latest sports equipment, superfood, etc. and with it comes the hope to finally to get what we really want – happiness!

We have all tried to find happiness externally but as we can discover real self-transformation begins within ourselves.

Learn practical and simple meditations with which you can find inner peace, relax and let go of stress and worry. You will develop and maintain a positive view of yourself and others; see your life and everyday challenges as an opportunity for real growth and happiness.

The topics are:

13.1 What makes it so difficult for us to be simply satisfied (with oursleves)?
20.1. Overcoming perfectionism and self-criticism
27.1 Self-love in Buddhism – how we can be good to ourselves (with Bernd Lassacher)

February - Love Without Fear - opening our heart to others

Love Without Fear – opening our heart to others

We all could imagine how good it would feel to be accepted by others without reservation or judgement and to be loved sincerely without expectation. If we can learn to develop harmonious relationships we will feel contented, connected, and happy.

However, loving authentically requires courage because it means questioning our usual pattern of thinking and letting go of negative habits that interfere with drawing close to others.

The topics for this series are:

3.2 The Buddhist concept of love
10.2 A teaching on loneliness, rejection and broken hearts
17.2 Three Do’s & Don’ts for stable relationships with our partners
24.2 When our love is simply not enough – freeing oneself from attachment

March - How can we respond to the problems of the world?

How can we respond to the problems of the world?

Become the person you want to be for this world!

Climate instability, violence, poverty, wars … our world is in crisis, the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Many people are overwhelmed by what they see in the news every day, some react with helplessness, frustration, some take refuge in constant distractions by Smartphone, Netflix etc., and others withdraw emotionally.

Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and the cause of suffering enables us to react with the exact opposite of helplessness! We can develop wisdom and a powerful positive energy to address crises and to solve our problems. By developing a spiritual perspective to difficult situations then solutions become tangible!

A modern spiritual path – these are the topics:

2.3. What can I do? Helplessness helps no one!
9.3. I can’t see it anymore! Compassion fatigue –  is too much compassion making us sick?
16.3. Real healing for ourselves and for the world
23.3. Opening our hearts to bring benefit to the world
30.3. Becoming a true friend of the world

April & May - Living with Ease - finding real freedom through wisdom

Living with Ease – finding real freedom through wisdom

In this series you will learn powerful meditations with which we can become completely free of blockages, painful thoughts and feelings and find deep inner peace.

We will explore Buddha’s teaching on the true nature of reality and find out how to find true inner freedom by understanding the illusion-like nature of things. This wisdom will enable us to free ourselves from all problems and fears and to live joyfully and lightheartedly and become the person we have always wanted to be.

In this series you will learn powerful meditations with which we can become completely free of painful thoughts and feelings that are internal obstacles to finding deep inner peace.
We will explore Buddha’s teaching on the true nature of reality and find out how to find freedom by understanding the illusion-like nature of all things. This wisdom will enable you to free yourself from all problems and fears and to live joyfully and lightheartedly thereby becoming the person you have always wanted to be.

„We shall be able to live in the conventional world without grasping at it. We shall treat it lightly, and have the flexibility of mind to respond to every situation in a constructive way. Knowing that whatever appears to our mind is mere appearance, when attractive objects appear we shall not grasp at them and develop attachment, and when unattractive objects appear we shall not grasp at them and develop aversion or anger.“

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Modern Buddhism

The individual dates:

April: 6th, 20th, 27th
May: 4th, 11th, 18th

The Teacher

These classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Palden, a German buddhist monk and the resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Austria. Gen Palden is an experienced practitioner and inspires people to study and practice Buddhism.

Further informations

Each class contains a breathing meditation, a lecture, a short discussion and a concluding meditation. You can choose to sit either on a chair or cushion. After the class you will have the opportunity to ask questions over a convivial cup of tea – we will love to take time for you.

Quick Info

  • When

    Monday evening
    7 – 8.30 pm, 19 – 20:30 Uhr

  • How you can find us

    Tram 5 Burggasse
    Tram 49 Zieglergasse/Westbahnstraße
    Metro U6 Burggasse
    Metro U3 Zieglergasse

  • Costs

    9 Euro/ 6 Euro reduced (students, pensioner, unemployed)

    Tip: „Small monthly card“ include all meditations from Mo – Su for  25 € / month

  • Further Questions?

    For regular infos please join our meet-up group Buddhist meditation classes in Vienna Buddhist meditation classes in Vienna

    Do you have questions? Please feel free to contact us tel +43 1 911 18 41 or send us an E-Mail to info@buddha.at

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