Comox - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


(north of Courtenay)

 In-Person Classes 

Weekly classes re-start September 12, 2022.  See our Summer 2022 Schedule for online classes at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.

DAY:  Monday Evening

TIME:  7.15 – 8.15pm

DATES:  Sep 12 – Oct 31

TEACHER:  Janet Marriott

COST:  7 Sessions: Early Bird $; Regular $: Drop-In $12/sessions

WHERE:  Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Road, Black Creek, BC

To Register please contact the Black Creek Community Centre:

Phone: 250-337-5190
In Person: Drop-in during office hours
Online click here:  Sep 12  – Oct 31 (7 sessions ($ +tax)
(No class Oct 10)

You may also DROP-IN to any single class.  $12+tax per class. Pay at the reception desk.


Sep 12 – Oct 31

This series of classes is designed for people who have busy schedules and who want to make quick progress toward a happier and more peaceful life.  Each class is designed to bring our mind to a peaceful state.  If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and relaxation.

Each class includes guided meditation, practical instruction and discussion. We meditate sitting on chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own mat and/or cushion if you prefer.

Learn the basic tools and techniques to make your mind more light and positive, leading to true happiness.  Attend all the classes or drop into the ones that fit your schedule.



  • Sep 12 – What is meditation?
  • Sep 19  – Where does happiness come from?
  • Sep 26 – The nature and function of the mind
  • Oct 3 – What disturbs our mind
  • Oct 10 – No class (Thanksgiving)
  • Oct 17 – Cooling our anger
  • Oct 24 – The power of intention
  • Oct 31 – Illusion, reality and freedom


  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.


Aerial Image of the Black Creek Community Centre Building

Classes will be held in the  Main 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

    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.