WEST SHORE RECREATION CENTRE
(Juan de Fuca RC)
Meditation Class – Colwood
DAY: Wednesday (now Jan 22 – Feb 19)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: West Shore Recreation Centre, Upper Clubhouse room. 1767 Island Highway, Colwood BC
COST: $10 per class or 5 classes for $40
Suitable for everyone! These drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
REGISTRATION: You may pay at the door for individual classes ($10 each) or save money by registering for all 5 classes ($40). Payment in advance will be available online until Jan 21 (noon) or pay in person at the beginning of the first class on Jan 22.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION for BEGINNERS
In our busy lives we often don’t see the connection between our state of mind and our daily experiences. When our mind is peaceful our world is joyful but when our mind is disturbed or agitated we easily experience problems, stress and difficulties.
This series of classes will introduce how we can develop and maintain inner peace. Learn step-by-step meditations for solving daily problems and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.
JAN 22, 29, FEB 5, 12, 19
- Where does happiness come from?
- What is meditation?
- The nature and function of our mind
- How delusions disturb our mind
- Why we get angry
- Letting go of anger & resentment
- Developing patience
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions. If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.
Gen Kelsang Zopa
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 20 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
No, it is not necessary to book in advance, but you can save some money and just tick off your name when you enter rather than digging for cash.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, each session can be attended individually.