Comox - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

BLACK CREEK

(north of Courtenay)

 In-Person Classes 

—– New location starting April 4 —–

DAY:  Monday Evening

TIME:  7.15 – 8.15pm

DATES:   Apr 4 – May 16 (no class Apr 18)

TEACHER:  Janet Marriott

COST:  6 Sessions: Early Bird $60; Regular $65: Drop-In $12/sessions

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

To Register please contact the Black Creek Community Centre:

Phone: 250-337-5190
In Person: Drop-in during office hours
Online click here:  Apr 4  – May 16 (6 sessions ($65 +tax)
(No class April 18)

You may also DROP-IN to any single class.  $12+tax per class. Pay at the reception desk.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND TECHNIQUES

April 4 – May 16

This program is designed for people who have busy schedules and who want to make quick progress toward a happier and more peaceful life.

Each class is designed to bring our mind to a peaceful state. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and relaxation. 

Each class includes guided meditation, practical instruction and discussion. We meditate sitting on chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own mat and/or cushion if you prefer.

In this 6 part series, we will focus on reducing our tight focus on “self” and growing our compassion. This change of focus will bring great peace of mind. Attend them all or drop into the ones that fit your schedule.

 

WEEKLY TOPICS

  • April 4 – Equanimity and Love
  • April 11 – Recognizing the Kindness of Others
  • April 18 – NO CLASS
  • April 25 – The Benefits of Cherishing Others
  • May 2 – Living Beings Have No Faults
  • May 9 – The Faults of Self-Cherishing
  • May 16 – How to Destroy Self-Cherishing

THE TEACHER

  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  Main Hall at the Black Creek Community Centre at 2001 Black Creek Road, Black Creek, BC.  Just north of Courtenay.

FAQS
Q. What are the COVID protocols for in-person participants?
  •  Covid 19 Protocols

    Updated April 1, 2022

    Until April 8, we will require proof of vaccination (2nd dose) if participating in a fitness, health & wellness, dance or sports class or workshop or using the fitness room. Kids programs do not require proof of vaccination.

    Capacity restrictions have been lifted. We do ask patrons to continue to use the provided sanitizing spray bottle and cloths to clean all equipment after use. We also encourage hand washing and sanitizing upon entering the facility.

    As of March 11, masks are no longer required within the facility. However, masks will continue to be optional, and we encourage you to make the choice that is most comfortable for yourself and your family. We also encourage your ongoing respect for others, who may have different comfort levels than your own.*

    For those who recently left the country, federal government rules stipulate that fully vaccinated travelers and unvaccinated children under 12 years old must wear a “well-constructed, well-fitting mask in public settings” for 14 days following entry into Canada.

    Also, as a reminder, if you are exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms, please be cautious and stay home. We want to create a space where people feel as safe and as comfortable as possible.

    Black Creek Community Association

*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.

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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