Tuesday Afternoon - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Drop-in Class

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Tuesday Afternoons – No Class Oct 26

TIME:  1.30-2.30pm

TEACHER:  Krista Schlosser

COST:  $12 per class  Free for Members

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Suitable for everyone!  These drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

Please arrive at Bodhichitta Centre a few minutes before class starts and pay $12 at the door (cash, credit card, or cheque) or just check in if a member.

FREE WITH MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

Enrol in a $50 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)

Buddhist meditation is widely known for its ability to help people remove their inner causes of suffering.  It is also about becoming happier and happier — discovering the deep peace, joy, and bliss we all have inside of us. 

Join Krista Schlosser from the Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre for this series of classes that introduce the practice of meditation and its benefits in our daily life.

SHAPING OUR FREEDOM

Nov 2 – Dec 14  (No class Oct 26)

In this series of classes we will examine how Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation can shape a future that includes tools of compassion and wisdom. As we re-emerge this fall with new understanding and appreciation of our freedoms, we will explore the potential and benefits of growing our own inner peace and happiness.

WEEKLY TOPICS

  • How Delusions Deceive Us
  • Letting Go of Anger
  • Practicing Patience
  • Perceptions are Subjective
  • Learning to Rejoice
  • Attachment is Painful
  • Practicing Contentment

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.

TEACHER

  Krista Schlosser

Krista is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has lead the guided meditation on Tuesdays for many years.  She has also frequently taught our Saturday classes.  Krista is well known for her kind and gentle delivery of Dharma teachings.

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. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

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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