Sunday Morning - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

SUNDAY MORNING

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

In-Person + Live-streamed

DAY:  Sunday Morning ~ Hybrid

TIME:  10.00-11.15am
Doors will open for drop-in at approx. 9:45am

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 5-15 minutes before class starts and pay $12 at the door (cash, credit card or cheque) or just check in if a member.

REGISTER HERE if you are attending online

This link is for registration for all four classes.  For individual classes, use the links in each class description below. (All registration is for ONLINE access ONLY)

FREE WITH MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

Enrol 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)

Change Your Mind, Change Your World

The mind is the most powerful agent of change in the world.  What we experience in our life reflects the quality of our mind.  This 4-part series will emphasize the deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditation on the nature of the mind.  Each class will highlight a different way in which we can use this meditation to deepen our understanding of how our minds create our experiences, and consequently how we can creatively and meaningfully relate to both painful and joyful emotions.

Sept 12 ~ CLEAR SKY MIND

Meditating on the pure nature of our mind creates a deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating experience.   Register Here for online access.

Sept 19 ~ OUR SUBTLE INDESTRUCTIBLE NATURE

Understanding the subtle nature of our mind gives deep insight into our pure nature and great potential for happiness. Register Here for online access.

Sept 26 ~ OUR CREATIVE PERCEPTION

The mind is the most powerful change agent in the world.  What we experience in our life reflects the quality of our mind. Register Here for online access.

Oct 3 ~ THE POWER OF INTENTION

By deepening our understanding of how our minds create our experiences, we begin to relate more meaningfully and positively to both painful and joyful emotions. Register Here for online access.

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 in-person participants?

*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.

We encourage you to use our on-line options if you are feeling ill, or if you are  not vaccinated or if you are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.

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 start at any point during 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