Tuesday Afternoons - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

In-Person and Online

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

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.

DAY:  Tuesdays, 1.30-2.30pm

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

COST:  $12 per class or FREE with Membership

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: No registration necessary

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

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)

HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS

May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21 | 1.30-2.30pm

IN-PERSON and ONLINE

In this series we will explore Venerable Gesh-la’s explanation of what disturbs our mind and how to manage these feelings of unhappiness on his book “How to Solve our Human Problems”.

CLICK HERE  to register for the FULL ONLINE SERIES

Helpful information about how to attend Online Classes

How to register for the full series: Using the link above, you may register for all the classes in this series until 8am on Saturday, May 21. You have until midnight on that Saturday to watch the first class in the series.

How to register for an individual class: Using the links below, you may register for an individual class until 8am on the following Saturday. You have until midnight on that Saturday to watch the class.

WEEKLY TOPICS

MAY 17 ~ The Four Noble Truths (Part 1)
Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths to help us to understand our current condition.  Without first understanding our situation we may never put effort into becoming liberated from suffering.  Register here to attend this class online

MAY 24 ~ The Four Noble Truths (Part 2)
Through understanding the Four Noble Truths, we more clearly see our reality, and our motivation to follow the Buddhist path will definitely begin to arise. Register here to attend this class online

MAY 31 ~ All About Anger
If we think deeply about anger we will see how it is the cause of all our unhappiness and the sufferings in our world today.  Register here to attend this class online

Jun 7 ~ Learning to Accept Suffering
When we learn to patiently accept whatever difficulties we cannot avoid, our mind remains peaceful and happy.  Register here to attend this class online

Jun 14 ~ The Patience of Thinking About Dharma
Following the teachings of Buddha isn’t always easy.  We must be patient with our own understanding and gradually  increase our ability.  Register here to attend this class online

Jun 21 ~ Learning Not To Retaliate
Buddha teaches that the best way to overcome the instinctive desire to retaliate is to combine patient acceptance with compassion.  Register here to attend this class online

TEACHER

Krista Schlosser

Krista Schlosser

Krista is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has led the guided meditation and an afternoon class 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

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.

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 with our protocols at this time.  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.

 

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