English Meditation – „Happiness Hour“

Drop-in english meditation class with Gen Kelsang Palden, Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 

One hour dedicated to finding happiness from within. Happiness is a state of mind, so the real cause of happiness, inner peace, must come from within our own mind.

Join Gen Palden, Buddhist monk and resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Austria, for two guided meditations, and a short inspiring talk on how we can conjoin our daily activities with positive attitudes and spiritual perspectives that transform our daily life into the spiritual path – the path to true happiness that comes from within.

The evenings are self-contained and are suitable for beginners as well as advanced meditators. It’s possible to join at any time! Everybody welcome!

Topics in January and February:

11.1. – 22.2. Eight steps to a happy life
We put so much energy into having a happy life, but often we feel we are not getting any closer to our goal. It seems there are so many difficult situations and challenging people that it is just not possible to experience the life we want; but it is possible, if we know where we want to go and just how to get there.

In this series, we will take practical steps on the Buddhist path of loving kindness and see how growing our kind heart is the quickest and most direct road to happiness. This series is based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, „The New Eight Steps to Happiness“.

What to expect?
  • Receive a basic introduction on how to meditate,
  • Deepen your understanding on how to meditate successfully and joyfully,
  • Meet with likeminded people to meditate and to share your experience


The Meditation Teacher
Picture of Gen Palden

Gen Palden

Gen Kelsang Palden is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Austria.

He began his studies of Kadampa Buddhism in Dresden, Germany and since then has been committed to practicing Buddha’s teachings given by his spiritual guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Palden has been ordained since 2009 and has taught extensively in the Germany and Austria. He is loved and admired by his students because of his practical knowledge and warm presentations, authentic teachings, as well as his natural joy and sense of humour. He makes effort to put everyone at ease and to help them solve their many problems and anxieties with practical Dharma advice.

Registration is not mandatory, but makes it easier for us to plan: