with HEART JEWEL PRAYER
KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE VICTORIA
Starting September 5, 2023
Lamrim Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation | IN-PERSON
Relax and Re-Focus! Treat yourself to a guided meditation and bring some stillness and inspiration to your day.
TEACHER: Mariem Martinson and Kelsang Tsulma
WHERE: KMC Victoria, 970 Blanshard St., Victoria BC
COST: By donation
Suitable for everyone! These guided meditations are practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Drop in. No registration needed. Please arrive a few minutes before the meditation starts.
Our book shop is open before and after the meditation. We have an assortment of books on Buddhism, gift cards, Buddha images, malas (prayer beads), and prayer booklets. (cash or cards accepted)
The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Lamrim meditations are a special presentation of the stages of the path to enlightenment. These meditations help us solve the problems of daily life, and develop the happiness that comes from inner peace.
Join us every Tuesday to practice guided meditations offered with Heart Jewel prayers. These prayers help us to deepen our spiritual practice and increase the insights we gain from meditation.
Lamrim Meditation - The stages of the path to enlightenment
Lamrim means the stages of the path to enlightenment – a special set of instructions that include all the essential teachings of Buddha, structured in a comprehensive way that is easy to understand and put into practice.
Lamrim meditations help us to solve the problems of daily life and maintain a calm and happy mind all the time. There are 21 Lamrim meditations, which are usually practiced in a three-week cycle as a daily meditation practice, as explained in The New Meditation Handbook.
Join us every Tuesday to develop a pure and happy mind and gradually progress towards the ultimate peace of full enlightenment!
Mariem is a member of our Teacher Training Program and coordinates the Centre’s Community Prayers. She brings many years of meditation experience, retreat and practice to her classes.
Kelsang Tsulma is a member of the Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years and her practical and heartfelt teachings draw from a wealth of life experience.
The 21 Lamrim Meditations
- Our precious human life
- Death and impermanence
- The danger of lower rebirth
- Refuge practice
- Actions and their effects
- Developing renunciation for samsara
- Developing equanimity
- Recognizing that all living beings are our mothers
- Remembering the kindness of living beings
- Equalizing self and others
- The disadvantages of self-cherishing
- The advantages of cherishing others
- Exchanging self with others
- Great compassion
- Wishing love
- Tranquil abiding
- Superior seeing
- Relying upon a Spiritual Guide
An extensive presentation of Lamrim can be found in Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Joyful Path of Good Fortune.
Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 sessions 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 to attend in person?
No, please just drop in a few minutes before the session starts.
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.
Q. What is your policy regarding late arrival?
Our doors open 15 minutes before class start. Kindly arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the session starts to facilitate getting seated. Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers. Thank you for your understanding.