Emptiness of the Mind Retreat - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
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Emptiness of the Mind Retreat

All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness. We often feel stuck in painful habits of thought, such as anxiety, depression or feelings of hurt. By experiencing the mind’s actual nature, its emptiness, we understand that our potential for change is limitless, that freedom from unhappiness and indeed Enlightenment is possible.

In this retreat we will emphasize gaining actual experience in meditation on both the conventional and ultimate nature’s of the mind, and then practically applying this experience to help in every facet of our life. Not only will these insights help us to become more open-hearted, flexible, and skilful in letting go of unhappy feelings and delusions, it will greatly empower even our most profound practices such as universal love and compassion, Mahamudra and Highest Yoga Tantra.

This retreat will include instruction, guided meditation and chanted prayers.

There will be three sessions with two short breaks.
9:30-10:45 am Session 1
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Session 2
12-12:30pm Break
12:30-1:30pm Session 3

No Experience Necessary.
Please register HERE if you reside on Vancouver Island or any of the surrounding islands.*

Register Here

An audio recording of the retreat sessions may be purchased for $5 by attendees of the retreat.

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* If you live anywhere else in the world,  please check here for a Centre in your area.



May 10 2020


9:30 am - 1:30 pm


$25 (1/2 price for Members)




  • Gen Kelsang Zopa
    Gen Kelsang Zopa
    Resident Teacher, Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre

    A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years. He teaches introductory classes, Foundation Program and the Teacher Training Program in the Victoria region. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.