University of Victoria - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


Online Meditation Class


DAY:  Saturday Morning  (see dates below)

TIME:  10.00-11:30am

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

WHERE:  Online (University of Victoria)

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


Call:  University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

Online:  Click the links for each course below

Dates & Cost:
Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6  (4 sessions) $69+tax


JAN 16, 23, 30, FEB 6

ASHI761 2021S D01

Buddhist teachings on self-acceptance show us how to be our own friend, our own teacher and our own guide.  However, we are sometimes our own worst enemy, causing ourself much pain and torment.  It is not uncommon for people to turn on themselves, spiralling into feelings of hopelessness and self-loathing. The truth is that each and every one of us has a limitless mind and the potential for deep happiness and self-confidence. 

During this course we will learn how to recognize and let go of self-defeating attitudes that interfere with our happiness, and replace them with positive perceptions that give us confidence to realize our full potential.  Learn to silence the inner critic, realize who you really are, and most importantly, become your own friend, teacher and guide.

Book - The New Eight Steps to Happiness


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.  

Concluding Contemplation

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?
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?

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.