Wake up Smiling

Half-day Course · In-person or online
Sunday 6 December
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Even though we wish to be happy every day of our life, our mind can be habitually trapped in narrow, uninspired, negative ways of thinking. Such thoughts leave us feeling tired, dissatisfied and wondering whether this is all that life has to offer. On this course learn effective meditations that enable you to wake up smiling and greet each day feeling positive and inspired. Discover how it is possible to turn every encounter into an opportunity to deepen your appreciation of life and the people around you.

This half-day will consist of practical teachings and short guided meditations that will give rise to a peaceful feeling in the mind and help you to wake up smiling. You don’t need to be a Buddhist, or have prior meditation experience, to benefit from this course. The course is suitable for everyone.

Details & Bookings


The Venue

Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane 109 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill. Ample free parking is available on Sundays in the streets surrounding the Centre.


Fee & Bookings

$40 for an in-person class. Booking is essential as places are limited.

$25 to watch the online videos at home.


Date & Time

Sunday 22 November · 10am – 1pm · Doors Open 9.30am
Gen Kelsang Ani

The Teacher

This course will be taught by Resident Teacher and Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Ani. Gen Ani is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth in Western Australia. She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s guidance for over 15 years. Ani teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.  

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You may also be interested in our weekly meditation & Buddhism classes. A wide variety of different topics are explored in these weekly classes. All classes consist of guided meditations and teachings. They help you work with your mind so that you can develop the inner peace and insight you need to lead a joyful and meaningful life. More information about our weekly classes is available on the home page. These classes are offered as in-person classes or online videos for you to watch at home.