Comox - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

BLACK CREEK

(north of Courtenay)

 Weekly Classes

Classes to resume in the fall of 2024

BLACK CREEK

Meditation Classes | IN-PERSON

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

DAY:  Mondays, 7.15-8.15pm

WHERE:  Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Road, Black Creek BC

COST:  Drop-in $12 per session; Register for all a full series in advance at a discounted price.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

Please arrive a few minutes before class begins. You may drop in to any single class:  pay $12+tax at the reception desk.

REGISTER FOR THE FULL SERIES
Please contact the Black Creek Community Centre by:

Phone: 250-337-5190
Register In Person: Come in during office hours
Register Online click here:

Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13

Buddhist Meditation and Techniques

This program is designed for busy people who want to make quick progress toward a happier and more peaceful life. Each class is designed to bring our mind to a more peaceful state, by exploring Buddhist methods for developing true happiness and relaxation, free of worries and mental discomfort. If our mind is peaceful, we experience happiness, regardless of our external conditions.

Each class includes guided meditation, practical instruction, and discussion. These classes are suitable for everyone, whether new to meditation or looking to deepen your meditation experience. We meditate sitting on chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own mat/cushion if you prefer.

How to Solve Our Human Problems: Advice from Atisha’s Heart

Monday Evenings | 7.15-8.15pm

Classes will resume in the fall

IN-PERSON

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.

Atisha was a famous Buddhist scholar who lived in India and Tibet. He wrote the renowned text Lamp for the Path. If we try our best to put Atisha’s advice into practice, we can develop a pure and happy mind.

REGISTER HERE

WEEKLY TOPICS

April 8        How to practice mindfulness.

April 15      Where does happiness come from?

April 22      Why do living beings suffer?

April 29      Developing compassion for everyone.

May 6         Respecting all living beings.

May 13       Learning not to retaliate.

TEACHER

Janet Marriott

Janet Marriott

Janet is a meditation teacher and a member of the Foundation Study Program at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.  She has been studying and practicing  Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years.  Janet enjoys sharing her practical experience of how helpful Buddha’s advice and meditation techniques are in our everyday lives.

BLACK CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE

Aerial Image of the Black Creek Community Centre Building

Classes will be held in the Upstairs Hall at the Black Creek Community Centre at 2001 Black Creek Road, Black Creek, BC.  Just north of Courtenay.

 

FAQS
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. Is it necessary to book in advance?

No, please just drop in a few minutes before the class starts and pay at the door with cash or cheque.  Members just tick their name on the list.

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