Cedar Hill Rec Centre - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


In-Person Meditation Class


Weekly classes re-start September 13.  See our Summer 2022 Schedule for classes at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre

DAY:  Tuesday classes re-start September 13

TIME:  12 noon – 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.



Register at Cedar Hill Centre online by clicking on the dates below, or call 250-475-7121.

Sep 13 – Oct 25

Buddhist meditation is widely known for its ability to help people remove their inner causes of suffering.  It is also about becoming happier and happier — discovering the deep peace, joy, and bliss we all have inside of us. 

Join Gen Kelsang Zopa for a relaxing  guided meditation and talk in which he will explain how to use the power of meditation to tap into this potential for lasting happiness.  We can learn to pacify distraction, negative thoughts, and unhappiness, and thereby come to discover an authentic experience of peace.


TUESDAYS 12 noon – 1.00pm  Sep 13 – Oct 25 

If we can maintain a peaceful mind we experience only happiness.  Can you imagine that?  A peaceful life without problems seems unbelievable but 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.


Guided Meditation

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


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.


  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.

Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?

These classes are being operated by Cedar Hill Rec Centre.*
Protocol Summary:
Do not attend if you are feeling ill.
Continue entering through the classroom side door.

Everyone must show proof of vaccination to enter Cedar Hill Rec Centre.**
Everyone must be masked while in the common areas and when attending non-exercise classes (such as this one.)

*All attendees will have received an email explaining the protocols in more detail.  Please refer to that email or contacct Cedar Hill Rec if you have questions.
** Registered attendees will only have to show their proof of vaccination and id at the first class they attend in a series.

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.