Esquimalt - Thursday - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria




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:  Thursdays, 10.30-11.30am

WHERE:  Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt BC

COST:  $15+tax per class drop-in | $60+tax for all 6  sessions


Please arrive a few minutes before start of class.  Drop in for a single class and pay $15 + tax at the reception desk.



Call:  Esquimalt Rec Centre
or register online by tapping on the course dates below.

Apr 4, 11, 18,  25

Buddhist Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. 

Join us for weekly guided meditations, talk and discussion. Everyone welcome!

Practicing Patience (How to Solve Our Human Problems)

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25


Most of us appreciate the good company of a person who finds the time to be patient with us, but how do we pay this forward? In “How to Solve Our Human Problems”, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso writes “When someone feels judged, they automatically become tight and defensive, but when they feel accepted, they can relax, and this allows their good qualities to come to the surface.” In this series we will explore the Buddhist practice of patient acceptance



Apr 4 ~ I’m a Patient Person (When My Anger Doesn’t Interfere)

Apr 11 ~ Identifying Our True Enemies

Apr 18 ~ Learning to Accept Suffering

Apr 25 ~ Dharma to Nourish a Patient Mind


Sachi Tamura

Sachi is a member of the Teacher Training Program and teaches weekly at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre on Thursdays.  Sachi also teaches the Foundation Program at KMC Victoria.  Sachi’s background includes experience in human services, community music, and death midwifery.


Q. Do I need to have any experience?

No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.  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?

You may book in advance for your convenience and a savings, but it is not necessary. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like.  Just pay at the front desk on your way in.

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.