Monday Evening - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

MONDAY EVENING

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

In-Person + Live-streamed

Monday classes will re-start September 13.

DAY:  Monday Evening ~ Hybrid

TIME:  7.00-8.15pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $12 per class / Free for Members

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Suitable for everyone!  These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

These classes can be attended in person or online. If you are attending in person please arrive at Bodhichitta Centre a few minutes before class starts and pay $12 at the door (credit card, debit card, cash or cheque) or just check in if a member.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND ONLINE

Registration to attend online begins in September.

FREE WITH MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

Enroll in a $50 monthly membership and enjoy unlimited access to these classes (on-line or in-person) plus discounts on other Bodhichitta Centre events.  (Please enrol online at least 3 days before the class)

Happiness, Confidence, and the Power of the Mind

In this 4-part course, we will be given tools that show us how to lead a happy, confident life through harnessing the power of our mind.  Learning to turn inwards for solutions to our problems instead of looking outwards to transient things is the key to a pure, happy life.  Through regular meditation practice, we will gain the confidence to solve our own problems and find true happiness.

Sept 13 ~ PURPOSEFUL MEDITATION

Successful meditation depends upon establishing a clear and positive purpose that benefits both ourself and others.

Sept 20 ~ THE POWER TO BE HAPPY

Learning to turn inwards for solutions to our problems instead of looking outwards to transient things is the key to a pure, happy life. 

Sept 27 ~ IDENTIFYING THE INNER CAUSES OF SUFFERING

By taking responsibility for our feelings we find a healing power that transforms suffering.

Oct 4 ~ SEEING BEYOND OUR FAULTS

Recognizing that all faults are temporary manifestations of delusion, we gain the confidence to solve our own problems and find true happiness.

Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness
CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.  If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.

Teaching

The teacher will then give a practical teaching  based on the book, How to Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

Concluding Meditation

The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.

THE 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 20 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 participants?

Before arriving for class, please read the In-Person Participant Guidelines here.

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. Chairs are provided for seating.

Q. Do I need to book in advance?

If you are attending in-person, no registration is needed, just pay at the door.  If attending online, pre-registration is required using the link above.

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

No, please feel free to join at any point in the series.  Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.

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 class start to facilitate check in and get seated.  Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers.  Thank you for your understanding.

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre