University of Victoria - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA

In-Person

SATURDAY MORNINGS

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Meditation Classes | 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:  Saturdays, 10.00am-12.00pm

WHERE:  Online through the University of Victoria

COST:  Register online for the 4-part series.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
To register online click on the course number below, or call 250-472-4747

Purify Your Mind (online)  Nov 12 – Dec 3 ASHI787 2022F D01  (4 Sessions)

Purify Your Mind

Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3 | 10.00am-12.00pm

ONLINE

The entire Buddhist path can be seen as a path of purification and transformation. This course will look at the practices of purification from several different perspectives offering you the ability to unlock new levels of happiness.  Rather than searching for happiness, we learn to create it.  Rather than fearing misfortune, we learn to abandon its causes. 

Gen Zopa will explain how to use the law of karma and different methods of purification to change our experience of the present, heal the wounds of the past and create a happier and more fortunate future.  Join us to experience how purification practices give us power.

WEEKLY TOPICS

NOV 12 ~ The Power of Regret and Reliance
We regret the harmful actions we have committed by remembering all the dangers of our negativity.  We practice reliance by relying upon Budha, Dharma and Sangha, and generating compassion for living all beings.

NOV 19 ~ The Power of the Opponent Force and the Power of Promise
This is the power of any virtuous action we perform as an opponent to whatever non-virtuous action we wish to purify.  The power of promise is refraining from negative actions. 

NOV 26 ~ Counteracting Anger with Patience
Patience is a virtuous mind that is able to bear harm or suffering.   To overcome suffering we must cultivate a more realistic and balanced approach to the problems of life.

DEC 3 ~ The Healing Force of Compassion
Of all virtuous minds, compassion is supreme.  Compassion purifies our mind, and when our mind is pure its objects also become pure.

TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Zopa 

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.