THE POWER OF COMPASSION
with Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Rinzin
Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria
DATE: Sunday, March 24, 9.30am-2.30pm
WHERE: KMC Victoria, 970 Blanshard St., Victoria BC
COST: $40 | Members $20 Advance Registration
IN-PERSON & ONLINE ATTENDANCE
We open our doors at 9:15am. Please arrive a few minutes before class starts and pay at the door (cash, credit card, or cheque).
Advance Registration and Online Attendance available for members only. Registration information emailed to members separately.
THE POWER OF COMPASSION
Sunday, March 24 | 9.30am-2.30pm
IN-PERSON and ONLINE
Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life.–The New Eight Steps to Happiness
A mind of compassion is always at peace. Visiting teacher Gen Kelsang Rinzin will help us explore how to grow our compassion into a powerful and limitless force for healing ourself and our troubled world. Includes teachings, guided meditation and time for Q&A. Everyone welcome!
9.30-10.30am ~ Session 1
10.30-11.00am ~ Break
11.00am-12.00pm ~ Session 2
12.00-1.30pm ~ Lunch Break
1.30-2.30pm ~ Session 3
In this one-day course, Gen Kelsang Rinzin will help us explore the benefits of compassion, how to increase our compassion, and how to sidestep issues such as compassion fatigue, so it never gets hold of us. Compassion is at the heart of the Buddhist path to enlightenment, and it is best attitude to have in this troubled world.
- Heal your heart
- Increase your capacity for compassion
- Have compassion for both self and others
- Overcome “compassion fatigue”
Gen Kelsang Rinzin
Gen Kelsang Rinzin is the Resident Teacher of KMC Washington, in Seattle. He is an ordained Buddhist monk who has been teaching for 20 years. Gen Rinzin communicates his love of Dharma with a down-to-earth approach and humour. His teachings are clear and practical, making them easy to apply to modern life.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?
TEACHING The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on a book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
GUIDED MEDITATION Each session includes meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.
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.