Esquimalt - Thursday - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

ESQUIMALT RECREATION CENTRE

In-Person Classes / Pre-Register or Drop in

THURSDAY MORNINGS

DAY:  Thursday Mornings – Restarting Sept 8th

TIME:  10.30-11.30am

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.

REGISTRATION for Fall opens on Aug 8.

Call:  Esquimalt Rec Centre
250-412-8500 or 250-412-8510
or register online by tapping on the course date below.

Course Dates & Cost:

Sept 8 –  Oct 27 – 8 sessions – $80 + tax

Nov 2 – Dec 14 –  7  sessions – $70 + tax

COST for DROP-IN:  $12+tax per class. Pay at the reception desk.

CALMING MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYONE

Sep 8 – Oct 27

Practitioners of Buddhist meditation come to know the calm and peace of bringing Buddha’s teachings into day-to-day life. One doesn’t need to be a Buddhist to learn some basic meditations and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind Please come join or re-join us for this series of fall classes.

WEEKLY TOPICS 

Sep 8 ~ Why Meditation?

Sep 15 ~ Developinig and Maintaining Peace of Mind

Sep 22 ~  The Preciousness of Human Life

Sep 29 ~ The Benefits of Understanding Karma

Oct 6 ~ How do we Practise?

Oct 13 ~ Meaningful Objects of Meditation – Part 1

Oct 27 ~ Meaningful Objects of Meditation – Part 2

CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.

Teaching

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.

Concluding Meditation

The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.

TEACHER

  Sachi Tamura

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

FAQS

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?

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.

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