Cedar Hill Rec Centre - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

CEDAR HILL RECREATION CENTRE

In-Person Meditation Class

TUESDAY NOON

Registration Required

DAY:  Tuesday Noon 

TIME:  12.00-1.00pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

WHERE:  3220 Cedar Hill Road

Suitable for everyone!  These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

REGISTRATION

Call:  Cedar Hill Rec Centre  250-475-7121. Please register early as course enrollment is limited.

Dates & Course Number:

Nov 3 – Dec 15,  7 sessions, $67

View the Active Living Guide and register online

LEARNING TO LOVE DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Buddhist philosophy offers clear methods for improving our relationships with others simply by changing the way we view them. During this course we will practice meditations that help improve the way we relate and respond to others, so we can be at peace regardless of how others behave.

NOV 3, 10, 17, 25, DEC 1, 8, 15

  • Why do we find it so difficult to cherish others?
  • Equanimity for everyone.
  • Recognizing the kindness of others.
  • The benefits of cherishing others.
  • Living beings have no faults.
  • Patient acceptance.
  • Equalizing self and others.
Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness
CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions. 

Teaching

The teacher will then give a practical teaching  based on the book, How To Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

Concluding Meditation

The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.

THE TEACHER

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 20 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

FAQS
Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?

These classes are being operated by Cedar Hill Rec Centre.  You can read their complete Covid-19 Safety Plan at this link.

  1. You should plan to arrive a little early to allow for safe-distancing during the transit to the classroom.
  2. Do not come if you have traveled or been around someone who has travelled in the last 14 days or if you have a temperature, sore throat or a cough.  If you are unwell and unsure, please use the BC Covd-19 Self-Assessment tool at : https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
  3. Watch for signage and instructions from staff.
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. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, please book in advance by contacting Cedar Hill Recreation Centre using the registration information on this page.

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

It may be possible to join a course that has already begun.  Please contact Cedar Hill Recreation Centre using the Registration information on this page.

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