ESQUIMALT RECREATION CENTRE
Classes by Pre-registration or Drop-in
TEACHER: Sachi Tamura
WHERE: 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt
Call: Esquimalt Rec Centre
250-412-8500 or 250-412-8510
or Register Online at this Link
Dates & Course Number:
14501 Jan 18 – Mar 1, 7 sessions, $56
14502 Mar 15 – Apr 12, 5 sessions, $40
14503 May 3 – Jun 14, 7 sessions, $56
COST for DROP-IN: $10 (+tax) per class. Pay at the Reception Desk.
JAN 18, 25, FEB 1, 8, 15, 22, MAR 1
HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE
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. We can create deep inner peace and happiness from within our mind, and help others to do the same. To find pure happiness and freedom from problems, and to help others achieve the same, what could be more meaningful in this life than this?
MAR 15, 22, 29, APR 5, 12
HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT ANGER AND BE CONTENT
Anger is a response to feelings of unhappiness, which in turn arise whenever we meet with unpleasant circumstances. Whenever we are prevented from fulfilling our wishes, or forced into a situation we dislike – in short, whenever we have to put up with something we would rather avoid – our uncontrolled mind reacts by immediately feeling unhappy. This uncomfortable feeling can easily turn into anger, and we become even more disturbed than before.
MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, JUN 7, 14
HOW TO LOVE DEEPLY AND LIVE WISELY
There are two main reasons why we need to cherish all living beings. The first is that they have shown us immeasurable kindness, and the second is that cherishing them has enormous benefits. Cherishing others is the best method to solve our own and others’ problems. If we cherish everyone we meet or think about, there will be no basis for developing jealousy, anger, or harmful thoughts, and our mind will be at peace all the time.
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.
Sachi is a member of the Teacher Training Program and presently teaches weekly classes at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre on Wednesday evening and Friday noon and at the Centre. Sachi’s background includes experience in human services, community music, and death midwifery.