The Inner Balance of Equanimity - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

THE INNER BALANCE OF EQUANIMITY

MONDAY, JAN 17 – BODHICHITTA CENTRE

Live-streamed

DAY:  Monday, Jan 17 ~ Hybrid

TIME:  7.00-8.15pm

TEACHER:  Debbi Jones

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.

This is an online class.

REGISTRATION for ONLINE ACCESS

This registration includes both the live-streaming and the 48 hour replay.

FREE WITH MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

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

THE INNER BALANCE OF EQUANIMITY

MONDAY, JAN 17, 7.00-8.15pm

In this class, we will focus on understanding equanimity and then developing the experience of equanimity through meditation.  Equanimity is a warm and friendly feeling towards all living beings. Equanimity frees our mind from unbalanced attitudes such as anger, jealousy and fear.  Join us and re-balance your mind for 2022.

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, The Joyful Path of Good Fortune, 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

Debbi Jones  Debbi Jones

Debbi is a member of our Teacher Training Program and has taught weekly classes at the Sidney SHOAL Centre and courses at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.  With her many years experience as a Secondary School teacher, Debbi brings warmth and clarity to every class.  

FAQS
Q. What are the COVID protocols for in-person participants?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Vaccinations are mandatory for all persons who enter the Centre
  • Masks are mandatory for attendees*
  • Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
  • Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Capacity is limited and first come, so please arrive a few minutes early to avoid dissapointment.

*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 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 join at any point in 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