In-Person and Online
Meditation Classes | IN-PERSON and ONLINE
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: Sundays, 10.00-11.15am
WHERE: Bodhichitta Centre, 970 Blanshard St., Victoria BC
COST: $12 per class or FREE with Membership
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: No registration necessary
We open our doors at 9:45am. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay $12 at the door (cash, credit card, or cheque) or just check in if a member.
ONLINE ACCESS: Register below
Use the links below to register either for the FULL SERIES online (while available) or for INDIVIDUAL WEEKLY CLASSES.
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)
May 1, 8, 22 (no class May 15) | 10.00-11.15am
IN-PERSON and ONLINE
Love is a powerful medicine that is both healing and transformational. Everyone needs love in their hearts. It is nourishing, protective, and provides joy and meaning to our life.
CLICK HERE to register for the FULL ONLINE SERIES
Helpful information about how to attend Online Classes
How to register for the full series: Using the link above, you may register for all the classes in this series until 9.45am on Sunday, May 1.
How to register for an individual class: Using the links below, you may register for an individual class. You have 48 hours to watch the replay of the class.
MAY 1 ~ Love Makes You Happy
Through the practice of love, each day will have a clear direction and purpose, and we will overcome negative tendencies that obstruct our happiness. Register here to attend this class online
MAY 8 ~ Love Is A Healing Power
It is widely known that our state of mind affects our health and well-being. But do we understand how powerful our mind actually is in creating our experience of pain and peace? Register here to attend this class online
MAY 22 ~ Love Makes Others Happy
Our mind of love is the most powerful creative force. Through practice, we will gradually access a pure, and all-embracing love that brings tremendous happiness to our family, friends, and finally to everyone. Register here to attend this class online
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.
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.
WHAT ARE THE COVID PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDANCE?
- Stay home if sick or not feeling well
- Masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for attendees*
- Seating is limited to provide some space between attendees
- Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
- Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.
We encourage you to use our online options if you are feeling ill, or if you are not vaccinated, or if you are not comfortable with our protocols at this time. Thank you.
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED 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.