Accepting Loss and Change | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

ACCEPTING LOSS AND CHANGE

3-Part Course

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DATES:  Saturday, Feb 29, Mar 7, 14

TIME:  10.00-11.15am

TEACHER:  Deborah Mabee

COST:  Pre-register for all 3 classes $25 or $10 per class at the door.  (Free for Members)

LOCATION:  For Sat, Mar 14, WE WILL BE BACK AT 970 Blanshard Street.  

REGISTRATION:   You may pay at the door for individual classes ($10 each) or save money by registering for the full 3-part course. Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  Payment in advance will be available until Feb 28 at noon or until the pre-registration maximum is reached.

3-PART COURSE

Experiencing and dealing with unwanted changes is often a very painful part of life. We tend to feel that relationships, jobs, possessions and other external sources will give us the lasting pleasure, comfort and security we crave. However, genuine inner peace and happiness come from a completely different source. 

During this 3-part course, you will learn methods for truly enjoying life through an exploration of Buddha’s teachings.  This wisdom can help you to develop a mental resilience that will keep you happy and peaceful in even the most challenging circumstances. Fully embrace every moment of your life and find real satisfaction in being of true benefit to others.  Open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

SATURDAY FEB 29 / 10.00-11.15am

Impermanence and letting go.  The people and things we hold onto and worry about are in a state of constant change. By contemplating Buddha’s teachings on life and death we can discover how to live within the experience of the truth of impermanence. In this way we can learn to reduce our mental clinging and begin to let go and enjoy life to the full in the midst of change.

SATURDAY MAR 7 / 10.00-11.15am

Developing mental resiliance.  We tend to feel that relationships, jobs, possessions and other external things alone will give us the lasting pleasure, comfort and security we crave. However genuine inner peace, happiness and quality of life come from a completely different source.

SATURDAY MAR 14 / 10.00-11.15am

Living with grace and clarity.  Through meditation, we can become a strong, wise and peaceful person and find we have the ability to face all the great changes life throws at us with grace, clarity and strength. In this way, we will find we can be benefit to ourself and others.

TEACHER

 Deborah Mabee

Deborah Mabee is a member of the Teacher Training Program.  Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.  Deborah is well loved for her warm and welcoming presence and inspiring enthusiasm for Buddha’s teachings.

FAQS
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
No, it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.
Q. What is your policy regarding late arrival?

Our doors open 15 minutes before class start.  Kindly arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class start to facilitate check in and get seated. Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers.  If it is a multi-session class, you may return at the start time for the next session.  Thank you for your understanding.

Q. What is your policy regarding fragrance?

We strive to be a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.

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