Cultivating Patience


Cultivating Patience: How to Deal with Life’s Challenges
May 18 – June 15, 2023 (5 weeks)
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM MST
In-Person & Zoom
Investment: $75

Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe welcomes new and returning students to join him for a new 5-week course, Cultivating Patience: How to Deal with Life’s Challenges. This course will provide invaluable information about how to manage life’s difficulties through learning how to overcome anger, accept suffering, respect others, and find happiness in the happiness of others.

Discover the transformative power of patience and its essential role in the path towards self-realization and awakened action. In this enlightening course, delve into the sixth chapter of Shantideva’s renowned work, “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,” an inspiring roadmap to cultivating patience as a core practice of bodhisattvas.

Under the guidance of our Spiritual Director, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe, students will explore the depth and wisdom of Shantideva’s teachings verse by verse. Through Kushok’s insightful interpretations, students will gain a profound understanding of patience as a quintessential quality of a bodhisattva and its relevance in our everyday lives.

Throughout this 5-week course, students will:

  • Uncover the essence of patience and its importance as a practice in the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
  • Delve into Shantideva’s teachings to unearth strategies for overcoming anger and embracing acceptance.
  • Learn to respect others and find joy in their happiness, fostering a compassionate and interconnected world.
  • Understand the practical applications of patience in your everyday life, empowering you to embody the teachings and create lasting change.
  • Experience the profound impact of cultivating patience, leading to self-realization and heightened determination for awakened action.

Embark on this transformative journey through Shantideva’s teachings and immerse yourself in the practice of cultivating patience. Witness the life-changing effects of this essential action and embrace the path towards self-realization and awakened action in the world.


The course fee is $75 CAD.

It is Gaden Samten Ling’s policy that no one should be turned away due to lack of funds. If you feel you would benefit from this course but are unable to register for financial reasons, please contact Gillian at [email protected].

Refund Policy: An individual may receive a refund, less a $15 administration fee, if they request the refund from the Society Office by email, before 2:00 PM the day after the first class.


Please register by Friday, May 12. The Zoom link will be sent by Monday, May 15.


This course will be held at the Alberta Centre for Peace and Meditation, 11403-101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 2A9. Students are welcome to attend in person or online via Zoom.


For your convenience, all registered students will receive the Zoom link to the course. Members will have access to class recordings. Not a member? Join today!


We are using Zoom meetings to provide the Teachings and events online. We are recording these Zoom livestream events as videos. We may offer these videos online through our Membership Portal.

If you do not wish to have your face recorded during the Zoom livestream events, please turn off your camera.  If you have questions regarding how we are protecting personal information, please see our website at the link below. 

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Please note that we will be abiding by the current provincial guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing requirements. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly ask that you attend class virtually and join us in-person when you are not symptomatic.

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