(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.
REGISTER FOR THE FULL SERIES
Please contact the Black Creek Community Centre by:
Register In Person: Come in during office hours
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May 29 – Jun 26, 5 sessions, $55
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.
SERIES 2: Developing the Mind of Love for Everyone
May 29 – Jun 26 | 7.15-8.15pm
We all wish to experience enduring love. But how do we maintain harmony in our relationships? How do we avoid our relationships sliding into fault-finding and resentment, or indifference? This 5-part series will introduce special meditations and Buddhist teachings on how to develop a wisdom-based love that seeks to benefit all living beings. Such an open-hearted love lays the foundation for a truly joyful and meaningful approach to life.
May 29 ~ Equalizing Self and Others
Jun 5 ~ Remembering the Kindness of Others
Jun 12 ~ The Dangers of Self-centred Thinking
Jun 19 ~ Giving Happiness
Jun 26 ~ The Loving Mind of Bodhichitta
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.