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Re-Energize and Be Inspired this Summer

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10:00 am - 11:10 am

Why do we Need Virtuous Potentials?

Without virtuous potentials, the seeds of Dharma realizations, we cannot put Dharma into practice and make spiritual progress. We may have have a mind full of information about Buddha’s teachings, but if we don’t have many seeds of Dharma realizations, our wish to practice Dharma is very weak ...

7:00 pm - 8:10 pm

Freedom from Selfishness

 If, in our daily practice, we sincerely avoid always wishing for ourself to be happy and instead wish for others to be happy all the time, our practice will help prevent attachment to the fulfillment of our own wishes.  As a result, we will not experience problems or unhappiness at all. ...

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10:00 am - 11:10 am

How to Create Good Fortune

By always keeping Dharma at our heart and dedicating our life to benefiting living beings we can be increasing our good fortune all the time. By memorizing, contemplating, and meditating continually, our mind will develop great familiarity with Dharma. It is then that Dharma and our mind are mixed together - and this is what we need. ...

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Starting September 2021

Beginning September 2021, you will be able to attend in-person classes at Bodhichitta Centre in Victoria, Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Sidney SHOAL Centre, and The Little Red Church in Comox.

But we haven’t forgotten our online community.  Gen Zopa’s in-person Sunday morning and Monday evening classes at Bodhichitta Centre will be simultaneously live-streamed.  How wonderful!  With these new hybrid classes everyone can attend and be part of a meditation class in real time, whether in-person or online.

If you can’t wait until September, in-person classes will be available Saturday mornings at Cedar Hill Rec Centre beginning July 3 see here.

The icons below identify the format for each of our classes and events starting in September 2021.

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Everyone is Welcome!

A Place for Everyone

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization established to help everyone find inner peace and lasting happiness.

Our Teachers

Our experienced meditation teachers are trained to offer a wide range of classes for all levels of interest and experience.

Buddhist Book Shop

Everything you need to explore Buddha’s wisdom for this modern world: books, meditation cd’s, cushions and Buddhist art.

Monthly Calendar

All Centre and NKT Courses and Events

Online Calendar

Online Courses and Events

Where to Begin

Read more about where to begin and how to start a meditation practice.

Group Prayers

An important and beautiful component of training in a spiritual life.

Our Address

970 Blanshard St., Victoria  BC, Canada V8W 3E6

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