Faith: the Source of all Happiness - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Faith: The Source of All Happiness

Day Course

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DATES:  Sunday, Nov 21

TIME:  9.30am-2.00pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $30  (half price for members)

WHERE:  In-person at 970 Blanshard St., Victoria; or attend online.  

REGISTRATION:  Because seating is limited, registration is required for both in-person and online attendance.  Please register using the link below.
There will not be a replay video, but audio recordings of the teachings will be available to attendees for $5.

DAY COURSE

“Finally, the source of all happiness is faith.”

Faith is a word we often use to encourage, comfort, or console. But what exactly is faith?  Faith is what gives us hope for a better future. Faith is like pure eyes through which we can see beyond the mundane world.

What should we put our faith in?  Why do we need permanent liberation from suffering?  How does faith help us fulfill our deepest wish for happiness?  Through studying and contemplating Buddhist Faith, we can find answers to these questions and deepen our appreciation for Buddha’s great kindness to all living beings.

In this day course learn about the purpose of faith and the meaning of Buddhist Faith. Through contemplating and meditating on faith, you will enrich your spiritual practice and understand how faith can help fulfill our deepest wish for happiness.

SCHEDULE

9.30-10.30am:   What is Faith?

10.30-11.00am:  Break

11.00am-12.00pm:   Seeing Our Potential

12.00-1.00pm:  Lunch Break
(many nice restaurants in the area)

1.00 – 2.00pm:   Developing Inner Guidance

 

TEACHER

  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.

FAQS

Q. What are the COVID protocols for in-person participants?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Masks are mandatory for attendees*
  • Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
  • Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Capacity is limited and first come, so please arrive a few minutes early to avoid dissapointment.

*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.

We encourage you to use our online options if you are feeling ill, or if you are not vaccinated, or if you are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.

Q. What is your policy regarding late arrival?

Our doors open 15 minutes before class start.  Kindly arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class start to facilitate check in and get seated. Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers.  If it is a multi-session class, you may return at the start time of the next session.  Thank you for your understanding.

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?

Because seating is limited, registration is required for both in-person and online attendance.  Please register using the link above. 

Q. What is your policy regarding fragrance?

We strive to be a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre