ESQUIMALT RECREATION CENTRE
In-Person Classes / Pre-Register or Drop in
DAY: Thursday Morning
TEACHER: Sachi Tamura
WHERE: 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt
Suitable for everyone! These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Buddhist meditation is widely known for its ability to help people remove their inner causes of suffering. It is also about becoming happier and happier — discovering the deep peace, joy, and bliss we all have inside of us.
Join Sachi Tamura from the Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre for this series of classes that introduce the practice of meditation and its benefits in our daily life.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
NOV 4 – DEC 16
Transforming adverse conditions is vital in these difficult and challenging times. When things don’t work out the way we want them to our usual reaction is to become upset or disappointed. By reflecting deeply on Buddhist teachings we can learn to accept whatever happens with a calm and peaceful mind, and stay positive in any situation. Instead of allowing adversities to make us unhappy and discouraged we can use them to enhance our spiritual growth and thereby maintain a pure and peaceful mind.
- Recognizing Our Anger Response
- Learning to Practice Patience
- Controlling Our Desire
- Changing Our Perception
- Cultivating Pure Aspiration
- Compassion Purifies Our Mind
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.
The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on the book, How To Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
Sachi is a member of the Teacher Training Program and presently teaches weekly classes at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre on Wednesday evening and Thursday mornings. She also teaches some of the Saturday classes at the Bodhichitta Centre. Sachi’s background includes experience in human services, community music, and death midwifery.
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?
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?