Is There Life After ... - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Is There Life After …. ?

4-Part Series + Retreat


DATES:  Sundays, Sep 20 – Oct 18

TIME:  Classes: 10.00 – 11.00am
Retreat  9:30am – 2.00pm (with breaks)

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $10 per class; $20 for the Day Retreat
(Members: Classes Free / Retreat $10)
Series PLUS Retreat in advance: $50
(Members $10)


All registrants will receive a link to allow on demand viewing of the class for 48 hours after the class ends.  (Distributed when the video is ready)
There will be no video replay of the retreat.. however audios of the retreat, which may be kept and reused into the future, will be available for $5 to attendees of the retreat.

REGISTRATION:  You can register for each class (or the retreat) separately (linked from the individual class boxes below) or, if you know you are interested in the whole series or the whole series PLUS the retreat, you can register here:



Losing the people and things we like and dealing with unwanted changes is part of life that can hurt us deeply. We seek happiness in other people and other things, hoping that they will give us lasting pleasure, comfort and security, but in the end they can never do this.  This 4-part series will explore methods for truly enjoying life, regardless of its ups and downs. We will learn to develop a mental resilience that will keep us happy and peaceful in even the most challenging circumstances, and enable us to benefit the people we love.

The series includes:

  • … Change and Loss (Sep 20)
  • … Failure (Sep 27)
  •  … Illness (Oct 4)
  •  … Loneliness (Oct 11)

The retreat follows on Sunday, Oct 18 – Freedom from Painful Emotions
In the retreat you get practical assistance to incorporate the simple techniques for letting go of negativity and cultivating positive states of mind through meditation.  In this way, we can all learn to live happier and more fulfilling lives.


Man stands at top of stairs, but if he goes down he will dend up at the top again, ad infinitum... Escher-like
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Life After Illness

We’re all affected in some way by illness and the loss of physical or mental ability.  But through meditation and Buddha’s wisdom we can learn methods to help settle our mind, improve ourselves mentally and help us to accept a challenging life. ...

Man stands at top of stairs, but if he goes down he will dend up at the top again, ad infinitum... Escher-like
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Life After Loneliness

Although we long to find lasting pleasure, comfort and security in our relationships with other people, in the end none of them can stay with us forever.  ...

Man stretching arms in joy against a gold and blue sky
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Freedom from Painful Emotions Retreat

This 1-day retreat will explore the simple techniques employed in Buddhist meditation and mindfulness to let go of negative emotions, past pain and bad habits, and to cultivate positive states of mind. ...

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 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.

Book - How to Transform Your Life
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.  Please register at least 2 hours prior to the start time, so that we have time to complete preparation processes.
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.


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