(north of Courtenay)
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.
Please arrive a few minutes before class begins. You may drop in to any single class: pay $12+tax at the reception desk.
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.
Integrating the Practice of Love and Compassion into our Daily Life
Feb 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18 | 7.15-8.15pm
No Class Feb 19 due to Family Day Holiday
In this 5-part series, learn how to practice love, compassion, patience, non-retaliation, and the special meditation of Taking and Giving. These practices lead us to develop the profoundly compassionate mind of Bodhichitta. Eventually through this training, we will be able to benefit everyone we meet.
Feb 12 ~ Learning Not to Retaliate – Protecting Our Mind from Discouragement and Unhappiness
Feb 26 ~ The Practice of Taking and Giving – a Rare and Beneficial Meditation Technique
Mar 4 ~ Bodhichitta – Working to Benefit Everyone
Mar 11 ~ Ultimate Bodhichitta – Understanding the Way Things Really Are
Mar 18 ~ Integrating Buddha’s Teachings into our Daily Life
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
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.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
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.