Cedar Hill Rec Centre - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

CEDAR HILL RECREATION CENTRE

In-Person Meditation Class

SATURDAY and TUESDAY

NEW!  Saturday Summer Classes start July 3, 2021.

SAT. COURSES:  July 3 – 31; Aug 7 – 28, 11.00am-12noon

TUES. COURSES:  Sep 14 – Oct 26, 12noon-1.00pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

WHERE:  3220 Cedar Hill Road

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

SATURDAYS:

 July 3 – 31, (5 sessions) $48

 Aug 7 – 28, (4 sessions) $38 

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.

Open to everyone, these courses will give practical tools to solve our daily problems, overcome painful feelings and get the most out of our life experiences.

SATURDAY (11am-12pm)  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
  • Where Do Happiness and Suffering Come From?
  • The Power of Meditation
  • Understanding our Mind
  • Identifying Negative Feelings
  • Recognizing Our Attachment
SATURDAY (11am-12pm)  Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 
  • The Truth about Feelings
  • Understanding Karma
  • Keeping a Positive Intention
  • Mindfulness in Daily Life
SATURDAY (1-2pm)  Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 23, 30 (no class Oct 16)
  • How Delusions Deceive Us
  • Letting Go of Anger
  • Practicing Patience
  • Perceptions are Subjective
  • Learning to Rejoice
  • Attachment is Painful
  • Practicing Contentment
TUESDAY (12-1pm)  Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 
  • How Delusions Deceive Us
  • Letting Go of Anger
  • Practicing Patience
  • Perceptions are Subjective
  • Learning to Rejoice
  • Attachment is Painful
  • Practicing Contentment
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.

Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness
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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