Tuesday Afternoons - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

In-Person

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Meditation Classes | IN-PERSON 

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.

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)

ENTERING THE BUDDHIST PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

NOV 22 – DEC 13 |1.30-2.30pm

Developing loving kindness towards others will create a wealth of inner happiness and joy. By understanding Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom we will discover an authentic happiness within our hearts and a purpose to our lives.

WEEKLY TOPICS

NOV 22 ~ The Best Solution to Our Daily Problems
The practice of cherishing others is the best solution for our daily problems and the source of future happiness. In this class, discover Buddha’s teachings on the advantages of cherishing others.

NOV 29 ~ Universal Compassion
Universal compassion is a mind that wishes to permanently free all living beings from suffering. By developing the intention to become enlightened for the benefit of others, we enter the path of Mahayana Buddhism which leads to the attainment of universal compassion.

DEC 6 ~ The Bodhisattva’s Path
We make progress on the path to enlightenment by training to be a Bodhisattva. With the intention to benefit all living beings, we develop the mind of Bodhichitta, practice the six perfections, and travel the path to liberation and enlightenment.

DEC 13 ~ Ultimate Reality – Seeing Clearly
Through studying Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, we begin to understand the true nature of reality.   We can recognize that all the things we normally see are like illusions: they do not exist in the way that they appear.  Finally, we begin to see our own reality clearly.

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?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Masks are optional
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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