Sidney SHOAL Centre - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


In-Person Class

Sidney In-person classes re-start September 13.

DAY:  Monday Morning (In-Person)

TIME: 10.30-11.45am 

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $12 each class  / Free for Members

WHERE:   Card Room, 2nd Floor | 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Please arrive a few minutes early at the SHOAL Centre and pay $12 when entering the classroom (cash or cheque only) or just check in if a member.


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


In this insightful and inspiring morning workshop, Gen Zopa will give practical instruction and guide meditations to help us let go of the painful events of our past that affect how we live our life now.  Feel a tremendous joy and sense of relief, and move forward with greater clarity, insight, and confidence.  No previous experience is necessary and everyone is absolutely welcome to attend!

Weekly Topics: Sept 13 - Oct 11

  • Where do our feelings come from?
  • How to stop blaming circumstances for our unhappiness.
  • Changing our perception.
  • Responding with compassion.
  • Developing positive aspirations.

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

Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind and let go of distractions. 


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.


  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.

Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?

We are operating within the guidelines of the SHOAL Centre COVID protocols.  September 2021 protocols will be posted here when they become available.  

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?

Please just drop in a few minutes before the class starts and pay at the door with cash or cheque.  Members just tick their name on the list.