Esquimalt | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

ESQUIMALT RECREATION CENTRE

Classes by Pre-registration or Drop-in

WEDNESDAY EVENING

DAY:  Wednesday Evening (starting Oct 9)

TIME:  7.00-8.15pm

TEACHER:  Sachi Tamura

WHERE:  527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt

Suitable for everyone!  These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

 REGISTRATION

Call:  Esquimalt Rec Centre
250-412-8500 or 250-412-8510
or Register Online at this Link

Dates & Course Number:
Oct 9 – 30, 4 sessions ($32+tax)
Nov 6 – Dec 11, 6 sessions ($48+tax)

COST for DROP-IN:  $10 (+tax) per class.  Pay at the Reception Desk.

 

CLASS TOPICS

COURSE 1

OCT 9, 16, 23, 30

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND LET GO OF STRESS

Have you had a stressful morning?  Are you dealing with difficult people?  Do you feel trapped by the experiences you have had in the past.  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 course will teach us practical methods and meditations for improving the mind and transforming our life into a blissful journey towards lasting peace and happiness.

COURSE 2

NOV 6, 13, 20, 27, DEC 4, 11

TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIPS AND SUFFERING 

Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for who they are. We often focus on their faults, thinking they should be other than what they are.  In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love as the antidote to these critical minds. We also explore special teachings for transforming suffering and adversity. These practices help us to use the difficulties we encounter as the very means for improving ourselves emotionally and spiritually.  

CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.

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

  Sachi Tamura

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.

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?

You may book in advance for your convenience and a savings, but it is not necessary. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like.  Just pay at the front desk on your way in.

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.
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