Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

public talk

What To Do when Things Go Wrong

Sunday 1 October 10am - 11.30am

With National Spiritual Director
Gen Kelsang Rabten

What to do when things go wrong public talk


Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon blown around in the wind – blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly our mind is unhappy.

At this public talk we will explore how we can develop the freedom to choose happiness. We will learn how we can do this by relying upon positive states of mind instead of external objects to make us happy.

TIME: 10am to 11.30am

COST: $25pp (includes refreshments)

What To Expect

This wonderfully relatable and practical public talk will include a couple of brief, guided meditations. There’s no need to bring anything with you, although you may wish to bring a note-book, pen and some water.

Refreshments will be offered after the talk. Attendees come from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome.


You’re very welcome to join in on the day – arrive early or stay for a while after the talk to help our volunteers set up and pack down for the event.

  • If you are feeling unwell on the day or have been in contact with anyone who is unwell, please do not attend on the day – we will arrange a refund for you.
Registration/sign-in - 9.45am
Public Talk - 10am – 11.30am

This special event will be held at Academy of Dance Excellence
30 Commerce Drive Robina. (Next to Ganden Centre).


COST: $25pp
Centre members $0
Bookings are essential.
What to do when things go wrong public talk
Gen Kelsang Rabten

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than twenty years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

We are located behind Spaghetti and Jazz in Lakeview Plaza. You can enter the shopping plaza via Commerce Drive or Ron Penhaligon Way.