(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.
Fall Series 2 – The Power to Change
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 | 7.15-8.15pm
Do habits like procrastination, discouragement or attachment interfere with your efforts to engage effectively in meaningful activities such as meditation? Join us for this series to learn practical methods and meditations that give us the power to change and overcome these limiting habits, so that we can start to find real inner peace and be free to live the life we want to live. Based on 9th century Buddhist master, Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, we will learn how the powers of aspiration, confidence, joy and relaxation empower us to change our experience of life for the better.
Nov 6 ~ Becoming Free from Discouragement
Nov 13 ~ The Power of Aspiration
Nov 20 ~ Developing Spiritual Self-Confidence
Nov 27 ~ Inviting Joy into our Practice
Dec 4 ~ The Power of Relaxation
Dec 11 ~ The Practices of Mindfulness and Alertness
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.