Monday Evening - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

MONDAY EVENING

7.00-8.15pm | KMC Victoria

Also available for streaming with membership

Becoming Someone with a Supreme Good Heart

Everyone already has some degree of love and compassion in their heart, for close friends, family, and for people who are especially kind to us.  But in meditation we train to extend those feelings to include all living beings, all the time, even strangers and people we dislike!  Through gradually improving our good heart we eventually learn to develop and maintain the supreme good heart known as bodhichitta.  Bodhichitta is a mind that spontaneously wishes to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. 

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

DATES:  June 3, 17, 24 (OSG Prayers on June 10)

LOCATION:  970 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC

COST:  $15 per class or FREE w/ Membership

HOW TO ATTEND

DROP-IN: No registration necessary

We open our doors at 6:45pm.  Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay $15 at the door (cash, credit card,  most debit cards, or cheque) or just check in if a member.

or MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP and STREAMING

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

WEEKLY TOPICS

JUNE 3 ~ How to Develop Universal Compassion
Although we already have some degree of compassion, at present it is very biased and limited.

JUNE 10 ~ (no class) OSG Community Prayers

JUNE 17 ~ Taking Away Others’ Suffering
Having developed compassion for all living beings we then meditate on liberating them permanently from all suffering. 

JUNE 24 ~ Developing the Supreme Good Heart of Bodhichitta
When we attain a Buddha’s enlightenment we will be able to benefit each and every living being directly.

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 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

FAQS

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF EACH CLASS?

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 a book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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.

OTHER 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 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 to attend in person?

No, please just drop in a few minutes before the class starts and pay at the door with cash, credit card or cheque.  Members just tick their name on the list.

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

No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like.  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.

 

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