Learn to Meditate Half Day Course - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria


Half Day Course


DAY:  Saturday, Oct 14

TIME:  9.30am-12.30pm

TEACHER:  Olivera Brkic

COST:  $20  / Free for Members

WHERE:  KMC Victoria, 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC



We open our doors at 9:15am.  Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay at the door (cash, credit card, or cheque).

Advance Registration for in person attendance is available to all.
Online Attendance available for members only.


Enrol in a $60 monthly membership and enjoy unlimited drop-in access to regular classes plus discounts on other KMC Victoria events.  See details here.  (Please enrol online at least 3 days before the class)


This half-day course provides a practical introduction to the practice of meditation.  It will include explanations of the basic practices of Buddhist meditation, as well as the experience of three different guided meditations and time to answer your questions.

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.  If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and relaxation.  But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy and relaxed even if we are living in the very best conditions.


9.30-10.30am (1 hour):  Meditation Essentials

10.30-10.45am (15 minutes):  Break

10.45-11.30am (45 minutes):  Stages & Types of Meditation

11.30-11:45am (15 minutes):  Break

11.45-12.30pm (45 minutes):  Your Personal Practice


Olivera Brkic is a long term practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism and is currently in the Teacher Training Program. Olivera is a senior member of KMC Victoria and brings many years of practice and experience to her teaching.

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?

Advance registration will be available until 12 noon the day before the event and will speed the line at the door.   Room will reserved for walk ups as well.

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 for the next session.  Thank you for your understanding.
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.

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