Sunday Morning - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

SUNDAY MORNING

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

In-Person and Online

SUNDAY MORNING

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.

Sunday Classes will RESUME on August 21st.
Classes on Monday and Saturday are available in July.. please check those pages. 

DAY:  Sundays, 10.00-11.15am

WHERE:  Bodhichitta Centre, 970 Blanshard St., Victoria BC

COST:  $12 per class or FREE with Membership
(For the Day Retreat: $20 or $10 for Members)

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: No registration necessary

We open our doors 15 minutes before the event starts (9:45am for classes).  Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay at the door (cash, credit card, or cheque) .

ONLINE ACCESS: Register below

Use the links below to register either for the  FULL SERIES online (while available) or for INDIVIDUAL WEEKLY CLASSES.

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

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)

BREATHING LOVE... BREATHING JOY

2-PART COURSE: Aug 21, 28 | 10.00-11.15am

1-DAY RETREAT: Sep 4 | 9.30am-2.30pm

IN-PERSON and ONLINE

Discover the renowned ancient healing practice known as Taking and Giving.  This profound, yet simple, breathing meditation is deeply healing, increasing both our spiritual strength and our ability to deal with challenges.  The practice of taking and giving is one of the most powerful methods for opening our hearts and healing our mental and physical illness.

CLICK HERE  to register for the FULL ONLINE COURSE & RETREAT

Helpful information about how to attend Online Classes

How to register for the full series: Using the link above, you may register for both classes and the retreat in this series until 9.45am on Sunday, Aug 21 for only $40. 

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. 

2-PART COURSE

AUG 21 ~ How to Take Away Suffering
This ancient practice brings mental peace and happiness and is especially helpful in situations where we may otherwise feel powerless to directly helping others or overcoming adversity.   Register here to attend this class online

AUG 28 ~ How to Give Happiness
The healing power of love can transform our own and others suffering.  Once we learn this practice, every breath we take can be meaningful.  Register here to attend this class online

1-DAY RETREAT

SEP 4 ~ Breathing Love, Breathing Joy ~ Day Retreat
Taking and giving is a well-known healing meditation practice. We will learn to heal our mind and enhance our love, compassion, and wisdom.  Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of this Sunday retreat.   Register here to attend this day retreat online.
(No Replay for Retreat Sessions – Livestreaming only.)

Retreat Schedule  –  9:30am-2:30pm

9:30-10:30am  Session 1
10:30-11:00am (break)
11:00am-12:00pm Session 2
12:00-1:30pm (lunch)
1:30-2:30pm  Session 3

TEACHER

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.

Pricing

Classes:  Sundays, 10.00-11.15am;
$12 each or Free for Members

Day Retreat:  Sunday, Sept 4, 9:30am-2:30pm
$20 each or Half price ($10) for Members

Full Online Series and Retreat:
$40 by Sept 11
(Members just register for the online Retreat alone)

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.

WHAT ARE THE COVID PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDANCE?

*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.

 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.

 

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre