Faith and the Logical Mind - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Faith and the Logical Mind

with Gen Kelsang Zopa


DATES:  Sundays, Apr 11 – May 16

TIME: 10.00 – 11.10am  (includes Q&A)

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $10 per class   (Free for members)

REGISTRATION:  Register for each class separately using the individual class boxes below,  or register for the entire 6-part series using the “REGISTER HERE” link.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Register for the first class or for the entire series no later than 10am on Sunday, Apr 11.  Members please use the Member Links which operate up until the class finishes.

ON-DEMAND VIEWING:  The same link registrants receive to watch live will allow on-demand viewing of the class or event anytime between 1pm Sunday and midnight on Wednesday.


The life we wish to have and the world we wish to experience are created upon the foundation of faith and reason.  Having a mind of faith is like having pure eyes that can see a pure and perfect world beyond the ordinary life we normally experience. 

Faith is not simply belief.  Buddha teaches that faith also encompasses the capacity to reason; thinking logically and clearly.  When faith is based on such reasoning it becomes a powerful force for good in our lives.  It gives us certainty about our direction and increases our energy to accomplish our inner and outer goals.

NEW: A 10-15 minute question and answer period has been added at the end of each class.

This series includes:

The Science of Training the Mind ~ Apr 11

What Exactly is Faith? ~ Apr 18

Basics of Buddhist Belief ~ Apr 25

What do Buddhists Aspire To? ~ May 2

Gaining Conviction through Meditation ~ May 9

Integrating Insight into Daily Life ~ May 16


Gen Kelsang Zopa

A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

Seated Buddha teaching a crowd
10:00 am - 11:10 am

What Exactly is Faith?

Faith is a naturally virtuous mind that functions mainly to oppose the perception of faults in the object it is focused on. Faith is more than just belief. Faith views its object as pure and holy. ...

Seated Buddha teaching a crowd
10:00 am - 11:10 am

Basics of Buddhist Belief

Buddhism is the practice of Buddha’s teachings, also called ‘Dharma’, which means ‘protection’. By practising Buddha’s teachings, living beings are permanently protected from suffering. ...

Seated Buddha teaching a crowd
10:00 am - 11:10 am

What Do Buddhists Aspire To?

If we have deep faith in Buddha we will naturally develop the strong wish to practice his teachings.  With strong effort we will accomplish permanent liberation from the suffering of this life and countless future lives. ...

Seated Buddha teaching a crowd
10:00 am - 11:10 am

Gaining Conviction through Meditation

Meditation is a mind that concentrates on a virtuous object, and that is the main cause of mental peace. The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. Eventually we shall be able to maintain a peaceful mind continuously, throughout our life. ...

Seated Buddha teaching a crowd
10:00 am - 11:10 am

Integrating Insight Into Daily Life

Dharma practice is not confined to meditation alone. We should keep a close watch over our mind at all times by applying mindfulness, alertness and conscientiousness, and gradually abandon whatever bad habits we may have ...

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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. Do I need to book in advance?

You need to book online to attend.  Typically for Live-Streamed classes registration stays open up until the class actually starts.  You may then use the link you generate for both the live class and any video replay (which will be available 2 to 12 hours after the class ends).


Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to attend any of the classes you wish. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.