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Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria 

Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) Victoria is a modern Buddhist Meditation Centre located in the heart of Victoria, BC.  Each week we offer classes in-person and online that fit your needs and level of experience. In these classes we explore practical and effective methods for cultivating deep inner peace and happiness in our daily lives.  

MODERN BUDDHISM

The practice of Modern Buddhism is timeless and open to everyone. Its profound insight into the nature of the mind remains as revolutionary in our contemporary world as it was 2500 years ago, thanks to the extraordinary teachings of our founder, Buddhist meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

We welcome and respect everyone at KMC Victoria, whatever your life journey or how you identify.  Please drop in to one of our classes!  As well as our location on Blanshard Street, we offer classes in Esquimalt, Hillside/Cedar Hill, University of Victoria, Sidney, Brentwood Bay, and Black Creek (Courtenay).    

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to building renovations we have temporarily moved around the corner.  Enter the building through 777 Broughton Street (next to the barber shop) and take the elevator to the 4th floor.  Enjoy our new, quiet and peaceful space!

DROP-IN CLASSES & GUIDED MEDITATION at KMC VICTORIA

KMC VICTORIA

Sunday Morning

 

In-Person & Online

 

SUNDAY MORNING

May 12, 26, Jun 2, 9 | 10.00-11.15am | KMC Victoria

Also available for streaming with membership

The Confidence to Deal with Difficult People

Good relationships with people we live and work with, can bring us much happiness and enjoyment in life. However, when people don’t behave in the way we wish we may feel criticized, undermined, angry or just tired!  This course looks at how to build up confidence in dealing with people we see as difficult so that we come to respect and appreciate them and they in turn appreciate us.

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

KMC VICTORIA

Sunday Morning

 

In-Person & Online

 

MONDAY EVENING

June 3, 17, 24 (OSG Prayers on June 10) | 7.00-8.15pm | KMC Victoria

Also available for streaming with membership

Becoming Someone with a Supreme Good Heart

Everyone already has some degree of love and compassion in their heart, for close friends and family. But in meditation we train to extend those feelings to include all living beings, all the time, even strangers and people we dislike!  Through gradually improving our good heart we eventually learn to develop and maintain the supreme good heart known as bodhichitta.  

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

KMC VICTORIA

Lunchtime Meditation

 

In-Person

 

LUNCHTIME MEDITATION

Weekdays, Mon – Fri | 12.15-12.45pm | KMC Victoria

30 Minutes to Inner Peace

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 Centre Teachers

KMC VICTORIA

Lamrim Meditation & Heart Jewel

 

In-Person

 

LAMRIM MEDITATION with HEART JEWEL

Tuesdays | 5.30-6.30pm

Thursdays | 4.30-5.30 | KMC Victoria

Guided Meditation with Heart Jewel Prayers

Lamrim meditations help us solve the problems of daily life, and develop the happiness that comes from inner peace.  Join us every Tuesday to practice guided meditations offered with Heart Jewel prayers.  

with Mariem Martinson, Kelsang Tsulma, and Sachi Tamura

CLASSES AT OTHER LOCATIONS

CEDAR HILL REC CENTRE

Tuesdays

 

In-Person

 

CEDAR HILL REC CENTRE

Tuesdays | May 7 – June 25  | 12.15-1.15pm

Intro to Buddhist Meditation

Problems only arise because we respond to situations with a negative state of mind.  When we become familiar with cultivating a calm and peaceful mind we begin to understand that it is possible to respond to challenging life situations skillfully.

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Courtenay/Comox Area

Mondays

 

In-Person

 

BLACK CREEK (North of Courtenay)

Mondays | Apr 8 – May 13 | 7.15-8.15pm

How to Solve Our Human Problems

This 6-part course will review the methods Buddha taught for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.

with Janet Marriott

BRENTWOOD BAY

Fridays

 

In-Person

 

BRENTWOOD BAY | ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE

Fridays | May 10, 17, 24, 31 | 10.30-11.30am

Making Ordinary Days Extraordinary

We spend much of our time looking after the mundane necessities of life – preparing food, cleaning, shopping, laundry, and other ordinary tasks. In these four classes, we will contemplate how we can recognize that our life is not ordinary, but extraordinary.

with Debbi Jones

ESQUIMALT REC CENTRE

Thursdays

 

In-Person

 

ESQUIMALT REC CENTRE

Thursdays | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10.30-11.30am

Making Virtue our Default Setting

Virtue: A phenomenon that functions as a main cause of happiness. As we seek long term happiness, we want to be looking in the right places. In this series we’ll explore how virtue functions as the main cause of happiness

with Sachi Tamura

SIDNEY SHOAL CENTRE

Mondays

 

In-Person

 

SIDNEY SHOAL CENTRE

Mondays | May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10, 17 | 10.30-11.45am

The World Needs Bodhisattvas – Become a Friend to Everyone

A Bodhisattva is someone who dedicates their life to loving kindness; their main purpose is to help others be happy. If we follow Buddha’s advice and practice giving, patience, moral discipline, effort, concentration, and wisdom, we can all become Bodhisattvas. Becoming a friend to everyone can be our life’s purpose.

with Krista Schlosser

UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA

Saturdays

 

In Person

 

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Saturdays | Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18  | 10.00am – 12noon

Accepting Loss and Change in our Life

Experiencing and dealing with unwanted changes is often a very painful part of life.  Instead of allowing adversities to make us unhappy and discouraged we can use them to enhance our spiritual growth and thereby maintain a pure and peaceful mind all the time.

 with Gen Kelsang Zopa

SPECIAL EVENTS

DAILY INSPIRATION

COMMUNITY PRAYERS June 2024

OFFERING TO THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE

Tues, June 4 @ 5.30pm

Mon, June 10 @ 6.00pm

Tues, June 25 @ 10.00am

WISHFULFILLING JEWEL

Saturdays @ 10.00am ~ June 15 and 29

HEART JEWEL WITH LAMRIM

Tuesday, June 18 @ 5.30pm
Thursdays @ 4.30pm (not offered June 13)

PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE

Sun, June 9 @ 11.30am

BUDDHA TARA

Sat, June 8 @ 10.00am

POWA

Sun, June 16 @ 11.45am

BUDDHA VAJRASATTVA

Sun, June 23 @ 11.45 am

VISIT OUR MEDITATION CENTRE

Spiritual Refuge in the Heart of Victoria

A Place for Everyone

KMC Victoria 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.

Our Address

970 Blanshard St., Victoria  BC, Canada V8W 3E6.  (Entrance is temporarily relocated to 777 Broughton Street, 4th floor.)

Phone Number

250-592-7164

Monthly Calendar

All Centre and NKT Courses and Events

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