Meditation Workshop


Saturday 18 March 10am - 1pm

Dealing with difficult people


We all have difficult people to deal with in our lives at times, whether it is colleagues, clients, family members or even our partner. Often the dynamic in the relationship has been established over a period of time and is difficult to change. We may find it hard to accept their behaviour because we cannot understand why they act or respond in the way they do towards us. This confusion makes it almost impossible to see clearly how to change and improve things.

Drawing on many years of experience, Gen Ani will share timeless methods and meditations to help us improve every challenging relationship we are experiencing.

Through meditation we have the opportunity to deeply understand the other person as well as seeing ourself completely differently. This change in perspective not only improves our relationships but is essential for making real inner, spiritual progress and actually improving ourselves.

In this way we can solve our difficult relationships, learn how to become more tolerant and accepting, feel more empathy and easily develop love and respect for others. This makes difficult relationships so valuable, we become grateful we have them!

TIME: 10am to 1pm

COST: $50pp (includes morning tea)

What To Expect

There are two sessions in each workshop. They consist of an introduction, simple breathing meditation and teaching and conclude with a contemplative meditation on the teaching from that session.

Buddhist meditation involves staying alert and keeping our back straight, so we sit on chairs for the duration of the course. There’s no need to bring anything, although you may wish to bring some water and a jacket. Refreshments are provided in the break session.

Attendees come from all walks of life and there’s no need to have any meditation experience as all meditations are guided.  Everyone is welcome.

About The Teacher


Gen Kelsang Ani, Resident Teacher of KMC Brisbane and Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Gold Coast has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. Gen Ani teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.

Registration/sign-in - 9.45am
Session 1 - 10am – 11.15am
Break - 11.15am – 11.45am
Session 2 - 11.45am – 1pm


COST: $50pp
Centre members $0
Bookings are essential.
  • 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.


You are very welcome to arrive early and help our volunteers set up for the day. We also need help packing and cleaning up afterwards. If you’d like to stay and help, you are most welcome to.

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