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Meditate Vancouver Island 

Classes, Workshops and Retreats

to Transform Your Life

      Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Everyone Welcome!

In-Person and Online

WHERE to BEGIN?

Drop in to a Weekly Meditation Class

WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES

Be Inspired In-Person and Online

WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES

Be Inspired In-Person and Online

WHY MEDITATE?

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

THE BENEFITS

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.

COURSES & RETREATS

To Transform Your Life

The Liberating Prayer Explained

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 | 10.00-11.45 am

This short, yet powerful and profound prayer represents all 84,000 teachings of Buddha.  We  request the blessings and inspiration we need for  our meditation to be successful.

         with Nan Keller

Freedom from Fear ~ Weekend Away Retreat

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 to SUNDAY OCTOBER 17

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo

On this retreat we have a perfect opportunity to discover and deepen our experience of refuge by connecting with Buddha’s blessings and receiving the encouragement of spiritual friends. Then we can quickly and easily make progress on the path to liberation and enlightenment.

Man sitting on rock on seashore looking at sunset        with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

1-Day Retreat

Saturday Sep 25

9.30am-3.30pm

with Mariem Martinson

Freedom from Fear Weekend Retreat

Away Retreat

Fri – Sun, Oct 15, 16, 17

Nanaimo BC

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Introduction to Meditation

Half-Day Course

Saturday Oct 2

9.30am-12.30pm

with Rae Supeene

The Liberating Prayer Explained

Workshop

Saturday Oct 23

10.00-11.45am

with Nan Keller

Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara

Introduction to Powa Practice

Workshop

Saturday Oct 30

10.00-11.45am

with Sachi Tamura

Buddha Vajrasattva

Intro to Vajrasattva Purification

Workshop

Saturday Nov 6

10.00-11.45am

with Rae Supeene

Drawing of Buddha talking to Angulimala

What Inspires You?

“May I become a protector for the protectorless,

A guide for those who travel on the road,

And, for those who wish to cross the water,

May I become a boat, a ship, or a bridge.

May I become an island for those seeking dry land,

A lamp for those needing light,

A place of rest for those who desire one,

And a servant for those needing service.”

VISIT OUR MEDITATION CENTRE

Spiritual Refuge in the Heart of Victoria

THE CENTRE CARD

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

250-592-7164

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre

WHAT IS KADAMPA BUDDHISM?

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.