Sidney SHOAL Centre - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


In-Person Class


Meditation Classes | IN-PERSON

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

DAY:  Mondays, 10.30-11.45am

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

COST:  $12 per class or FREE with Membership

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: No registration necessary

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

Finding Stillness and Balance

Nov 7 – Dec 12 | 10.30-11.45am


Do you want to disconnect from noise, distraction, and stress of modern daily life?  Learn how to find the space to unplug from digital life and settle into a peaceful and refreshed state of mind. 

Gen Kelsang Zopa will guide you in a series of breathing meditations to help detoxify your body, speech, and mind, which will fill you with positive energy and strengthen your good heart. Greater peace and happiness await you.


NOV 7 ~ How Attachment Unbalances Our Mind

NOV 14 ~ Finding Balance in Equanimity

NOV 21 ~ Experiencing the Peace of Non-Attachment

NOV 28 ~ Filling Your Heart with Positive Energy

DEC 5 ~ Letting Go of Selfish Attitudes

DEC 12 ~ The Power of Wishing Happiness for Others


Gen Kelsang Zopa 

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?

Masks are mandatory while in the centre’s common areas (e.g., halls, elevators, washrooms). They’re also recommended while exercising. Proof of vaccination status is no longer required for visitors to SHOAL Community Centre.

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.