Esquimalt - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

ESQUIMALT RECREATION CENTRE

In-Person Classes / Pre-Register or Drop in

WEDNESDAY EVENING

DAY:  Wednesday Evening starting Nov. 3

TIME:  7.00-8.00pm

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

Call:  Esquimalt Rec Centre
250-412-8500 or 250-412-8510
or Register Online at this Link

Dates & Price:
Nov 3 – Dec 15, 7 sessions ($56+tax)

COST for DROP-IN: $10+tax per class. Pay at the Reception Desk.

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 3 – DEC 15

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.

WEEKLY TOPICS

  • Recognizing Our Anger Response
  • Learning to Practice Patience
  • Controlling Our Desire
  • Changing Our Perception
  • Cultivating Pure Aspiration
  • Compassion Purifies Our Mind
  • Cultivating Contentment

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 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.

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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