Bronte Historical Society
The Sovereign House
7 West River St
Oakville ON L6L 6N9
Classes Mondays 7:30 – 9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $10/class.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rabgye

Bronte Historical Society

It is very important to understand the nature and function of our own mind because this will enable us to transcend its current  limitations and attain permanent liberation from suffering. Buddha said, ‘if you realize your own mind you will become Buddha.’ Humans have made startling advances in technology but have made little progress in understanding the mind. The main reason for this is that we do not understand the true nature of the mind. This course will offer an explanation of some of the various parts of our mind and how they function to produce our various daily experiences.


The Nature & Function of the Mind

Apr 2

Observing Our Own Mind

Apr 9

Abandoning Negative Mental Factors

Apr 16

Cultivating Positive Mental Factors

Apr 23

Purifying the Past

Apr 30

Developing Ultimate Wisdom

May 7


In general, modern life is not easy because we experience stress, frustration, disappointment, and other adversities all too frequently. Buddha taught many methods to either avert or transform such difficulties, so that joy and happiness is experienced instead of misery. One such method is developing the ability to engage in pacifying, increasing, controlling, and wrathful actions. By learning what these actions entail and how to practice them we can accomplish an ever increasing and lasting state of peace, happiness, and contentment.


Pacifying Actions

May 14

Increasing Actions

May 28

Controlling Actions

Jun 4

Wrathful Actions

Jun 11

The Joyful Result

Jun 18




There are many methods, including meditation, for improving our human nature and good qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. Discover for yourself Buddha’s timeless wisdom and path to permanent inner peace.