Breaking the Chain of Karma - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Breaking the Chain of Karma 

Course, Empowerment and Retreat


DATES:  Sundays, Jan 17 through Feb 7

TIME:  See specific event below

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  2-Part Course: $10 each class (Free for members)
Empowerment: $40 ($20 for Members)
Retreat: $20 ($10 for Members)
ALL EVENTS:  $80 ($30 for Members)

REGISTRATION:  You can register for each class/event separately (linked from the individual class boxes below) or, you can register here for the 2-part course, or for all the events together.

2-Part Course

Breaking the Chain of Karma:  Our capacity for transformation is extraordinary.  Understanding karma gives us the power to change our lives.  By understanding that our happiness comes from our positive thoughts and actions, and our unhappiness from our hurtful thoughts and actions, we are given the tools to redirect our lives.

This course includes:

  • Every Action has Power ~ Jan 17, 10-11am
  • Purifying our Bad Karma ~ Jan 24, 10-11am

Live streaming on Sunday morning.
Video replay available from approx 1 pm Sunday through midnight on Tuesday.

Blessing Empowerment

Bad karma can be cleansed and purified and there is a Buddha to help us especially with this.  Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification, who possesses the special power  to remove negative karma.  Through receiving Vajrasattva’s empowering blessings and practicing the meditation and mantra recitation of Vajrasattva, gradually all the obstacles to our happiness and good fortune will be purified.

Sunday, January 31 – Three Sessions 

  • Introduction ~ 9am
  • Empowerment ~ 10:30am
  • Commentary ~ 1pm

All three sessions will be available from their start time until 8am on Weds, Feb 3.

1-Day Purification Retreat

During this 1-day retreat we have the opportunity to purify our negativity by engaging in the purification practices of Buddha Vajrasattva.  Through this practice we can remove the inner causes of our problems and sufferings, and create the cause for peace and happiness.

Sunday, February 7

  • Session 1 ~ 9.30-10.30am
  • Session 2 ~ 11.00am-12.00pm
  • Session 3 ~ 1.00-2.00pm

Live streaming on Sunday morning.
No Video replay.  Audio Recordings can be purchased for $5.


Gen Kelsang Zopa

A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

Woman breaking a chain held above her head
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Purifying Our Bad Karma

By getting rid of bad karma we can protect ourself from misfortune and create a path toward future happiness and success. ...

Buddha Vajrasattva
9:00 am

Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment

Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification, who possesses the special power to remove negative karma. This empowerment is a special opportunity to enrich your spiritual life, ...

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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. Do I need to book in advance?
You need to book online to attend.  Please register at least 2 hours prior to the start time, so that we have time to complete preparation processes.


Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to attend any of the classes you wish. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.