UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA
Online Meditation Class
DAY: Saturday Morning (see dates below)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: Online (University of Victoria)
HOW TO BE GUIDED BY LOVE
FEB 20, 27, MAR 6, 13
Imagine the world filled with loving kindness, with no fighting, violence, hostility or prejudice. Changing the world starts with changing ourselves. Start your journey to loving kindness by becoming familiar with the mind of equanimity—a warm and friendly feeling towards all living beings. Most of us have some people we hold close and dear, some we dislike, and some we feel indifferent about. As a result, our mind is like a pendulum that swings back and forth between feelings of attachment and aversion.
In this course, we’ll focus on developing the experience of equanimity. Each session will include a lecture, question period and guided contemplation.
HOW TO BE YOUR OWN PROTECTOR
MAR 27, APR 3, 10, 17
Buddha said: “You are your own protector, you are your own enemy. If we have deep compassion and wisdom, we can protect ourself from suffering and danger, and so become our own protector; but if we allow anger and ignorance to destroy our happiness and good fortune, we are harming ourself, and so become our own enemy. Whether we are our own protector or our own enemy is our choice, our responsibility.”
In this course, learn to use compassion and wisdom to uplift your mind and eliminate negative states of mind such as attachment, hatred and ignorance. Each session will include a lecture, question period and guided contemplation.
Gen Kelsang Zopa will give a practical teaching based on the books of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
After the teaching students are welcome to ask questions to clarify their understanding of the subject.
The class will finish with a concluding contemplation to help us take the teaching to heart.
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. 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?
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
Yes, please contact the University of Victoria, Continuing Studies, using the Registration information on this page.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
Yes, each course requires advance booking through the University of Victoria, Continuing Studies.