Buddhist Meditation Colwood | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

WEST SHORE RECREATION CENTRE

(Juan de Fuca RC)

Meditation Class – Colwood

WEDNESDAY

DAY:  Wednesday 

TIME:  12.30-1.30pm

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 paying just $40 for any 5 classes. 

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.

CLASS TOPICS

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  • 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
CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

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.

Teaching

The teacher will then give a practical teaching  based on the book, How To Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

Concluding Meditation

The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.
TEACHER

  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.

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, 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. 

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