Esquimalt Friday Meditation - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

AFTERNOON MEDITATION

Fridays

ESQUIMALT UNITED CHURCH

DAY:  Friday Afternoons

TIME: 1.00-1.30pm

TEACHER:  Sachi Tamura or Meaghan Klaassen

COST:  By donation

WHERE:  Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Rd.
                 for Nov 5 will meet in the Lower Hall

Suitable for everyone!  These guided meditations are practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

30 MINUTES TO INNER PEACE

Take half an hour to relax, refresh and de-stress.  Cultivate inner peace through a guided practice and enjoy the rest of your day with an inspired and positive mind.  With regular practice these meditations help us to experience mental clarity, a sense of well-being, and increased love and compassion for others.

CLASS FORMAT

Thought for the Day

Be inspired and uplifted with a bitesize teaching that introduces the meditation for the day.

Meditation

Enjoy a 20-minute meditation to help you experience inner peace, increase your wisdom, and develop a good heart.

Concluding Advice

Practical advice on how to take the meditation experience to heart, and carry it with mindfulness into your daily life.

FAQS

Q. What are the COVID protocols for the Friday 1 pm Meditation at the Esquimalt United Church?
    • Stay home if you or someone you live with is sick or not feeling well, even if you suspect it is just a cold
    • Masks are mandatory for attendees* regardless of vaccination status
    • Although normal social contact is again allowed, be aware of other’s comfort zone. Hugs and other physical contact should only happen with permission.
    • Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
    • Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
    • Capacity is limited;

    *The meditation leader will remove their mask once seated.

    The Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre encourages you to use our on-line options if you are feeling ill, or if you are  not vaccinated or if you are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.

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. Do I need to book in advance?
No, it is not necessary to book in advance for Noon Meditation classes. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like.

LOCATION

Esquimalt United Church