(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.
SERIES 1: Special Methods for Finding Peace
Jan 9 – Feb 13 | 7.15-8.15pm
Although we want to avoid problems and be happy, we can feel confused about how to do this. In this series of 6 classes, we will explore some of Buddha’s profound teachings, designed to help us realize a peaceful and meaningful life. These methods help us develop inner understandings that we can rely on and turn to whenever we are facing challenges or feeling discouraged.
Jan 9 ~ Finding Refuge in the Three Jewels
Jan 16 ~ What is Bodhichitta?
Jan 23 ~ The 6 Perfections – Part 1
Jan 30 ~ The 6 Perfections – Part 2
Feb 6 ~ How Attachment Unbalances our Mind
Feb 13 ~ Finding Balance in Equanimity
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. What are the COVID protocols for in-person participants?
Covid 19 Protocols
- Stay home if sick or not feeling well
- Masks are optional
- 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.
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.