Comox - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

COMOX Fall 2021

IN-PERSON CLASSES

 Drop In 

DAY:  Tuesday Evening

TIME:  6.30-7.30pm

DATES:   Sept 14 – Dec 14

TEACHER:  Janet Marriott

COST:  $12 each class  / Free for Members

WHERE:  The Little Red Church in Comox, 2182 Comox Ave. (across from St. Joseph’s Hospital)

Please arrive a few minutes early at The Little Red Church and pay $12 at the door (cash or cheque only) or just check in if a member.

FREE WITH MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

Enrol in a $50 monthly membership and enjoy unlimited access to these classes plus online classes and discounts on other Bodhichitta Centre events. (Please enrol online at least 3 days before the class)

EVERYOME WELCOME

No experience required.  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 Janet Marriott from the Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre for this series of classes that introduce the practice of meditation and its benefits in our daily life.

WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

NOV 9 – DEC 14

Transforming adverse conditions is vital in these difficult and challenging times.  When things don’t work out the way we want them to our usual reaction is to become upset or disappointed.   By reflecting deeply on Buddhist teachings we can learn to accept whatever happens with a calm and peaceful mind, and stay positive in any situation. Instead of allowing adversities to make us unhappy and discouraged we can use them to enhance our spiritual growth and thereby maintain a pure and peaceful mind.

WEEKLY TOPICS

  • Recognizing Our Anger Response
  • Learning to Practice Patience
  • Controlling Our Desire
  • Changing Our Perception
  • Cultivating Pure Aspiration
  • Compassion Purifies Our Mind

THE TEACHER

  Janet Marriott

Janet is a meditation teacher at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre and 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.

THE LITTLE RED CHURCH

The drop-in class will be held at the Little Red Church in Comox, 2182 Comox Ave. (across from St. Joseph’s Hospital).

FAQS
Q. What are the Covid related rules for this class?
  •  Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Masks are mandatory for attendees*
    The teacher will remove their mask once seated, but will maintain a 2 meter distance.
  • Please avail yourself of handwashing/sanitation facilities provided.

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We encourage you to use our on-line options if you are ill, not vaccinated or are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.

 

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.

LOCATION

The Little Red Church