Transitions Studio
244 Grantham Ave
2nd floor, north door
St Catharines ON  L2M 4Z4
Thursdays 7-9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio



  7:30 – 8:40 PM

From Buddha’s point of view, humans are never able to experience real happiness. This is because our mind is contaminated with various delusions that prevent real happiness from arising. He indicated, that if we identify these delusions and gradually reduce and then eliminate them, then we shall definitely experience real happiness for the first time. If we take this advice to heart, then we shall make our human life meaningful and worthwhile. It would be very unfortunate, if we were to grow older, only to become more unhappy  and despondent. Therefore, we should seek the methods to attain real happiness now, before our life slips away.


What is the Cause of Our Unhappiness? Oct 8
How Can We Avoid Suffering? Oct 15
There is a Path to Freedom Oct 22
Experience the Bliss of Perfect Happiness Oct 29




We rely upon many institutions, organizations, and people for protection from outer danger. However, such protection is not perfect and sometimes is completely inadequate. For example, who or what can protect us when the time of our death approaches? The only protection in such an instance is our spiritual practice and beliefs. This is why developing and maintaining the mind of faith is crucial. Faith will definitely bring comfort and inner peace. Similarly, in troubling times when there is much uncertainty and fear, it is our mind of faith that will bring us solace and mental stability. Learn this important force of mind and how to apply it to today’s uncertain situations.


What is Faith? Nov 5
How Faith Brings a Peaceful Mind Nov 12
Faith is the Root of All Attainments Nov 19
Faith Enables Us to Accomplish Any Goal Nov 26





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.