In-Person + Live-streamed
Monday classes will re-start September 13.
DAY: Monday Evening ~ Hybrid
COST: $10 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.
These classes can be attended online or in-person. Register here for live-streaming. If you are attending in person you may register online to save time or pay at the door.
Happiness, Confidence, and the Power of the Mind
In this 4-part course, we will be given tools that show us how to lead a happy, confident life through harnessing the power of our mind. Learning to turn inwards for solutions to our problems instead of looking outwards to transient things is the key to a pure, happy life. Through regular meditation practice, we will gain the confidence to solve our own problems and find true happiness.
Sept 13 ~ PURPOSEFUL MEDITATION
Successful meditation depends upon establishing a clear and positive purpose that benefits both ourself and others.
Sept 20 ~ THE POWER TO BE HAPPY
Learning to turn inwards for solutions to our problems instead of looking outwards to transient things is the key to a pure, happy life.
Sept 27 ~ IDENTIFYING THE INNER CAUSES OF SUFFERING
By taking responsibility for our feelings we find a healing power that transforms suffering.
Oct 4 ~ SEEING BEYOND OUR FAULTS
Recognizing that all faults are temporary manifestations of delusion, we gain the confidence to solve our own problems and find true happiness.
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.
The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on the book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
Gen Kelsang Zopa
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 20 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Q. What are the COVID protocols for participants?
Before arriving for class, please read the In-Person Participant Guidelines here.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
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?
Yes. Enrolment is limited and on-line pre-registration is required.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to register for individual classes. 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?
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. As we are required to check in every individual we cannot accommodate latecomers.