Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Weekly Meditation Classes


Love & Attachment 03 - 211020

the science of happiness

Buddhist meditation is an inner science, and it is geared towards fulfilling our deepest wish, which is our wish for happiness.

Whereas our material science has brought about astounding external developments, it has never produced true, lasting happiness. How could it? Happiness is a state of mind and so its causes lie in the mind.

Through the inner science of meditation, Buddha discovered these actual causes of happiness.Through applying the practice of meditation in our life we verify Buddha’s insights directly in our own experience. We become the inner scientist, and in the process learn how to skillfully let go of those states of mind that give rise to our unhappiness, and to nurture those inner states of peace, kindness, wisdom and love that give rise to feelings of authentic happiness.

Our drop-in classes are suitable for everyone and consist of simple guided meditations and teachings.

Cost:$15* (Centre members free) Buy a 4 or 10 class pass and save.

Class Locations and Times

Meditate in Banora Point


Banora Point Community Centre
CNR Leisure and Woodlands drives, Banora Point

With Resident Teacher Gen Tsalden

Meditate in Robina

WEDNESDAYS 12.30 – 1PM (free)

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre
8/30 Commerce Drive, Robina

With Resident Teacher Gen Tsalden and Buddhist Teacher Dave Broadbent

Meditate in Nerang


Nerang Community Hall
(Meeting Room at rear)
34 Price Street, Nerang

With Buddhist Teacher Mary Caldwell

Free Lunchtime Meditation

Every Wednesday 12.30-1.00pm

Everyone welcome

Enjoy some inner peace in your lunchbreak.

With Buddhist Teacher Dave Broadbent.

Now is the time for inner peace.

Purchase a Class Pass and save on individual classes. Valid for 12 months.


To keep everyone safe, we ask that you don’t come to classes if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of illness.




Please arrive by no later 5 minutes prior to you class commencement time so that you can be seated and settled for the start of class.

No food or drinks are permitted (water is fine).

Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tsalden

Gen Kelsang Tsalden is the Resident Teacher of Ganden KBC. She is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun who has practised Kadampa Buddhism for over 18 years, training in Sydney and the UK. With 14 years experience as a Resident Teacher her clear, inspiring teachings and gentle manner make Buddhist wisdom accessible to all.

Other Teachers

Mary Caldwell

Mary (Mazzi) Caldwell is a Buddhist teacher from our community, and also the Centre’s Education Program Coordinator. With her natural kindness and sincerity she shares Buddhist wisdom from her own experience, encouraging others to transform their lives through meditation. Maz teaches the Tuesday morning class at Nerang Community Hall.

Other Teachers

Dave Broadbent

Dave Broadbent is a Buddhist teacher from our community, and also the Centre’s Admin Director. Dave is warm, kind and humble, and has deep faith in Buddhist meditation as he has direct experience of its protective power during the various challenges of life. Dave teaches the Wednesday lunchtime free meditation class at our Centre in Robina.

Banora Point Community Centre
Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Nerang Community Hall - Meeting Room