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Saying ‘No’ with Compassion

Part of the Humble Virtue or Arrogant Pride? series

Nothing good ever comes from dwelling on our own qualities and others’ faults.  All that happens is that we develop a highly distorted, self-important view of ourself, and an arrogant, disrespectful attitude towards others.  In this series we will explore the advantages of humility and how it enables us to learn from everyone.

In this class, the last of the series, Gen Zopa will balance out the messages of this series by making sure we also know how to say ‘No’ with skill and wisdom.

Usually, we try to please others by going along with their wishes and accepting any criticism or problems they give us, but there are times when it would be very unskilful to do this, such as when a person’s wishes are harmful and will lead to unnecessary suffering.

No Experience Necessary.
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Mar 29 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$10 (Free 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.