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Meditate Vancouver Island 

Classes, Workshops and Retreats

to Transform Your Life

      Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Everyone Welcome!

 Online until later in January


Drop in to a Weekly Meditation Class

We will be all online until at least January 23.  Please re-check our website for updates before coming in person.


Be Inspired In-Person and Online


Be Inspired In-Person and Online


Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations.  When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

“If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating.”  Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Stress Reduction

Meditation will allow you to relax, refresh and renew your mind, providing you with effective tools for dealing with stress, worry and anxiety.

Inner Calm

If we practice meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind.  Daily challenges will be easier to deal with and many of our usual problems will fall away.

Problem Solving Solutions

Meditation helps us to gain clarity and perspective so we develop a positive outlook on life, gain authentic self-confidence and enjoy better relationships with others.


To Transform Your Life

The Inner Balance of Equanimity

Monday, JAN 17 | 7.00-8.15 pm

In this class, we will focus on understanding equanimity and then developing the experience of equanimity through meditation.  Equanimity is a warm and friendly feeling towards all living beings. Equanimity frees our mind from unbalanced attitudes such as anger, jealousy and fear.  Join us and re-balance your mind for 2022.

    Debbi Jones    with Debbi Jones

30-Minute Noon Meditation

MONDAY to FRIDAY | 12.15-12.45pm

Take half an hour at lunchtime to relax, refresh and de-stress.  Cultivate inner peace through a guided practice and enjoy the rest of your day with an inspired and positive mind.  With regular practice these meditations help us to experience mental clarity, a sense of well-being, and increased love and compassion for others.
Restarting no earlier than Jan 24th.  


Staying Inspired in Everyday Life

MONDAYS, JAN 24, 31, FEB 7, 14 | 7.00-8.15pm

Finding peace, starts with training the mind and taking control.  Through Buddha’s deep and profound understanding of the mind, we’ll learn to develop and maintain a realistic and positive outlook, especially during our uncertain times.  Open to all levels, from complete beginner to experienced meditators.

         with Gen Kelsang Zopa

The Inner Balance of Equanimity

Online Course

Monday, Jan 17


with Debbi Jones

Healing Our Past Experience

University of Victoria ~ Online

Saturdays, Jan 22, 29, Feb 5


with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Emptiness: The Absence of Limitation

In-Person & Online Course

Sundays, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6


with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Staying Inspired in Everyday Life

In-Person & Online Course

Mondays, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14


with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Learning How To Be Happy

Halbe Hall, Black Creek
(Comox Valley Area)

Starting Monday, Jan 24th


with Janet Marriott

Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment

In-Person & Online

Sunday, Feb 13


with Gen Kelsang Zopa


Spiritual Refuge in the Heart of Victoria


Convenient Monthly Membership

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

Where to Begin

How to start a meditation practice.

Our Address

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

Phone Number


Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre


A Worldwide Spiritual Community

Learning Resources

If we do not strive to develop our wisdom we will always remain ignorant of ultimate truth – the true nature of reality.  Although we wish for happiness, our ignorance leads us to engage in non-virtuous actions, which are the main cause of all our suffering.

International Kadampa Festivals

These Festivals provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  The Festivals consist of teachings, empowerments and meditations, with short retreats to finish with.  Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience.

Temples for World Peace

“Just seeing these precious temples places on our mindstream powerful potrentialities to meet Holy Dharma and complete the path to liberation.”  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Everyone Is Welcome

A unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of Modern Kadampa Buddhism to touch the hearts and transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.