Enhancing Your Meditation | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

ENHANCING YOUR MEDITATION

3-Part Series

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DATES:  Saturday, Jan 18, 25, Feb 1

TIME:  10.00-11.15am

TEACHER:  Alison Bowe

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

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

REGISTRATION:   You may pay at the door for individual classes ($10 each) or save money by registering for the full 3-part course ($25) Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  Payment in advance will be available until Jan 17 at noon or until the pre-registration maximum is reached.

3-PART SERIES

Preparing for our meditation practice is important if we want to gain lasting results. We begin each session by reciting the short prayers of going for refuge and generating bodhichitta: 

‘I and all sentient beings, until we achieve enlightenment, go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.  Through the virtues I collect by giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all.’

Discover the profound meaning of these prayers and how they enhance our meditation practice.  This 3-part series will offer special insight into what makes meditation a powerful method for bringing greater peace and happinesS into our lives.  Open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

SATURDAY JAN 18 / 10.00-11.15am

The Three Jewels: What is Buddhist refuge?  Spiritual refuge means finding inner protection from our problems and fear by developing special insights, connecting with Buddha’s blessings and receiving the encouragement of spiritual friends. 

SATURDAY JAN 25 / 10.00-11.15am

Bodhichitta: What is compassion  Developing the good heart of bodhichitta enables us to perfect all our virtues, solve all our problems, fulfil all our wishes, and develop the power to help others in the most appropriate and beneficial ways.

SATURDAY FEB 1 / 10.00-11.15am

A meaningful life: The practice of the six perfections  Each and every living being has the potential to become an enlightened being.  Through meditation and putting practical teachings into practice in our daily lives, we can transform our mind from that of an ordinary being to that of a fully enlightened being, a Buddha.  

TEACHER

  Alison Bowe

Alison is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has supported the development of Bodhichitta Centre since its inception.  An instructor with Camosun College, Alison has many years of teaching experience, retreat and meditation practice.

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.
If you wish to book in advance it will saves you some money and speeds the process at the door.

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.
LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre