Sunday Morning - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

SUNDAY MORNING

10.00-11.15am | KMC Victoria

Also available for streaming with membership

Creating Happiness: Understanding the Wisdom of Karma

Buddha’s teachings on the law of karma give us a clear and practical explanation on why things happen the way they do, and how we can begin to change our experiences. Rather than seeking happiness, we learn to create it. Rather than running from unhappiness, we learn to abandon its causes.

Join us for this 2-part series to learn how we can change our experience of the present and create a more fortunate, beneficial future

with Olivera Brkic and Grace Dawson

DATES:  July 7, 14

LOCATION:  970 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC

COST:  $15 per class or FREE w/ Membership

HOW TO ATTEND

DROP-IN: No registration necessary

We open our doors at 9:45am.  Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay $15 at the door (cash, credit card,  most debit cards, or cheque) or just check in if a member.

or MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP and STREAMING

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

WEEKLY TOPICS

JULY 7 ~ What is Karma?

When we find ourselves immersed in problems, we often ask: Why me? Do we have an answer to that question? Buddha’s teachings on the law of karma give us a clear and practical explanation on why things happen the way they do.

JULY 14 ~ Creating a Beneficial Future

Buddha’s teachings on the law of karma explain how we can begin to change our experiences. Rather than seeking happiness, we learn to create it. Rather than running from unhappiness, we learn to abandon its causes.

TEACHER

July 7 – Grace Dawson

Grace Dawson participates in the Teaching Training Program, and guides noon meditations on Wednesdays. Grace is known for her enthusiasm for Dharma and for her warmth and kindness.

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.

OTHER 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.

 

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