How to Create a Fortunate Life - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

How to Create a Fortunate Life

with Gen Kelsang Zopa


DATES:  Sundays, June 6, 20 and 27*

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, June 6.  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.


What does it mean to have a fortunate life and how can we increase our good fortune or ‘good luck’?  According to Buddha’s teachings having good external conditions such as wealth, high position, good reputation, or physical beauty, these are not good fortune.  Our virtuous potentials are the real good fortune, the real merit.  If we want success in our Dharma practice, we need to continuously increase our virtuous potentials, the seeds of Dharma realizations. 

In this 3-part series,  we will be exploring how to create a fortunate life by increasing our virtuous potentials

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

This series includes:

What is a Fortunate Life? ~ June 6

Why do we Need Virtuous Potentials? ~ June 20

How to Create Good Fortune ~ June 27

* No Class June 13 due to the Canadian National Festival which will be online to everyone


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.

Hand holding turquoise mala with Buddha head bead
10:00 am - 11:10 am

How to Create Good Fortune

By always keeping Dharma at our heart and dedicating our life to benefiting living beings we can be increasing our good fortune all the time. By memorizing, contemplating, and meditating continually, our mind will develop great familiarity with Dharma. It is then that Dharma and our mind are mixed together - and this is what we need. ...

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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.