Comox - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


(north of Courtenay)

 Weekly Classes 


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 7 sessions $75


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

Please contact the Black Creek Community Centre by:

Phone: 250-337-5190
Register In Person: Come in during office hours
Register Online click here:  Nov 7 – Dec 19 – Find Meaning in Daily Life (7 sessions ($75)

Finding Meaning in Daily Life

Nov 7 – Dec 19 | 7.15-8.15pm


We constantly meet with problems and difficulties in our daily life.  We may even feel isolated and yearn to feel a stronger sense of connection with others. 

In this series of 7 classes, we will discover how the perception of ourselves as separate from others is an illusion, made worse by the delusion of attachment. These discoveries will allow a natural closeness and authentic love to arise, as we change our thinking about self and others and ultimately embrace our true potential.



Nov 7 ~ The Illusion of Loneliness

Nov 14 ~ Attachment Destroy Relationships

Nov 21 ~ Living Being Have No Faults

Nov 28 ~ Learning to Cherish Others

Dec 5 ~ Becoming Strong through Acceptance

Dec 12 ~ Transforming Negativity through Meditation

Dec 19 ~ Enjoying a Meaningful Life


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.


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.

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.