240 Scott St
St Catharines ON  L2N 1H1
Door 5, west side of building. (upstairs)
Thursdays 7:30 – 9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio

THURSDAYS   7:30 – 9 PM

Everyone wants to achieve lasting happiness. No one achieves it. Why? Because we do not know what the actual causes of happiness are. This course is based on the book, ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness,’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These eight ‘steps’ reveal powerful methods for developing loving kindness and compassion, the true source of happiness. In addition, discover how to transform life’s difficulties into spiritual insights, improved relationships, and attaining greater patience.


Learning to Cherish Others Sep 7
Enhancing Love For Others Sep 14
Exchanging Self With Others Sep 21
Great Compassion Sep 28
Wishing Love Oct 5
Accepting Defeat & Offering the Victory Oct 12
Taking & Giving Oct 19
The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta Oct 26


With the creative power of our own imagination we can assemble causes that will enable us to attain all the necessary spiritual realizations that give rise to everlasting happiness. Without creating such causes there is no hope of such wonderful and extraordinary attainments. Our present human life affords us a special opportunity to seize control of our future. It would be unwise not use it for this purpose. Learn how easy it is to use your imagination correctly, especially in meditation practice.


Developing the Wisdom of Renunciation Nov 2
The Great Importance of Generating Non-Attachment Nov 9
How to Become Fearless Nov 16
How to Become Invincible Nov 23







The path to happiness is the transformation of our mind.

Discover for yourself Buddha’s timeless wisdom and the power of our mind to manifest permanent inner peace.