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 $12/class.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rabgye


Bronte Historical Society

It is common that there are certain events in our life that upset us. It be wonderful if we could avoid unpleasant experiences altogether, but this is impossible. Therefore, we should understand that the most important consideration concerning unpleasant experiences is how we react to them. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to hold on to negative experiences and feelings for weeks, months, or even years later. This is a bad mental habit and servers no useful purpose. This course will explore the consequences of such bad habits and the many remedies that will bring inner peace and resolution to such issues.


Issues Concerning Your Family Jan 7
Issues Concerning Those Who Have Harmed You Jan 14
Control Issues Jan 21
Self-esteem Issues Jan 28
Issues Concerning Fears Feb 4



There has been a remarkable increase in control and understanding of our external world, but this has not resulted in an increase in human happiness and inner peace. In fact, the opposite appears to be happening. Our minds are becoming less controlled and less peaceful. The solution is to understand our own mind. We need to understand our mind’s various parts, their functions, and how to improve all these functions and aspects. We can improve our external conditions and our body all we wish, but this will not bring us any real satisfaction or contentment. This is because our mind will remain trapped in bad habits and poor ways of dealing with conflict and strife. Therefore, we should try to improve our mind while we have such an opportunity.


What is the Mind? Feb 11
Positive, Neutral & Negative Mental Factors Feb 18
Mental Imprints & Familiarity Feb 25
Creating Causes for Happiness Now & in the Future Mar 4
Methods to Control Our Mind & Avoid Unhappiness Mar 11




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.