Comox - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

COMOX FALL 2020

IN-PERSON CLASSES

DAY:  Tuesday Evening

TIME:  6.30-7.30pm

SERIES 1:  Oct 13, 20, 27

SERIES 2:  Nov 10, 17, 24

TEACHER:  Janet Marriott

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

COST:  $30 for Series One (3 classes) or
$55 for Series One & Two (6 classes)
(Free for Members) 

SERIES 1: HEALING MEDITATIONS

We all want to be free from both physical and mental pain and connect with the potential that exists within our minds.  Buddhism presents different ways to improve our well-being and promote a healthy body and positive mind.  This 3-part course will offer meditations for reducing suffering and growing spiritually from our experiences of pain.

OCT 13 ~ HEALING THE PAST

At different times, we all encounter deceptions, negative experiences and even traumas which impact our life, sometimes completely changing its course. How can we heal from these wounds which we carry with us for so long?  Is it possible to let go of these past events?  If so, how?  Join us to explore practical solutions.

OCT 20 ~ HEALING FROM THE HEART

The practice of taking and giving is one of the most powerful methods for opening our hearts and overcoming the exaggerated self-concern that disturbs our minds day and night. This ancient practice brings mental peace and happiness, and is especially helpful in situations where we may otherwise feel powerless to directly help our loved ones.

OCT 27 ~ GRIEF, LOSS & HEALING

The experience of loss is a universal one. Buddha taught that the end of meeting is parting and the end of birth is death, and while these truths are undeniable, we usually experience deep, long-lasting pain when we lose someone we love.  Learn how to use the power of compassion to ease our pain and heal our grief. We will also learn how to help the dying and deceased by making special prayers for their future well-being.

SERIES 2: THE POWER TO BE HAPPY

The mind is the most powerful change agent in the world.  What we experience in our life reflects the quality of our mind–which is why someone with an angry mind has angry experiences and someone with a peaceful mind has peaceful experiences.  It’s the mind that makes the difference.

NOV 10 ~ LIVING BEINGS HAVE NO FAULTS

Although people’s minds are filled with delusions, they themselves are not faulty.  All the faults we see in people are actually the faults of their delusions, not of the people themselves.

NOV 17 ~ DELUSIONS CAN BE DEFEATED

Why is it so difficult to maintain a continually peaceful and joyful mind?  This is because of the delusions that so often crowd our mind.  Delusions are distorted ways of looking at ourself, other people and he world around us.

NOV 24 ~ THE POWER OF A POSITIVE MIND

Everyone has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness.  Everyone can learn the methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy, happiness and meaning our everyday reality.

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).

ABOUT 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.

FAQS
Q. What are the restrictions/rules/changes in light of Covid?

We are operating at this location within the guidelines of the protocols of the Provincial Health Officer.  Here are the main things you should be aware of /need to know:

 

  1.  Please arrive a few minutes early and Q (socially-distanced) to sign in.
  2. Do not come if you have traveled or been around someone who has travelled in the last 14 days or if you have a temperature, sore throat or a cough.  If you are unwell and unsure, please use the BC Covd-19 Self-Assessment tool at : https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
  3. The use of a mask is highly recommended, but not mandatory.
    You should maintain social distance at all times.  
  4. There will be no tea or snack and please don’t share equipment or food or beverage items.
  5. Restrooms – these are sanitized between groups.  Please be mindful in using them.
  6. Please sanitize or wash your hands upon entering and after touching any public surface.

 

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?

We request that you register in advance to make it easier to follow appropriate safety protocols at this time.

We are initiating registration for those who wish to sign up for a full series.  Based on the response we may offer other options in the future.

LOCATION

The Little Red Church