University of Victoria - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


In-Person Classes


DAY:  Saturday Morning  (see dates below)

TIME:  10.00am-12noon

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

WHERE:  University of Victoria (In Person)

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


University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
Register online here  or call 250-472-4747

Dates & Cost:  Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11  (4 sessions $87.15)


NOV 20, 27, DEC 4, 11


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We often hear that to find happiness, we have to compete.  Someone else’s success may make us feel jealous or resentful.  But, is happiness a commodity in short supply?  Instead, if we delight in others’ good fortune, we share in their happiness.  We increase our own merit and create the karma to attain qualities we admire in others.

In this course, we will learn how to step out of our self-centred view and rejoice in the happiness of others.

Topics will include:

  • Creating the Happiness we Long For
  • Authentic Selflessness
  • The Power of Rejoicing
  • The Wealth of Giving 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?

Classes are only available online until later in the fall.  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.  When in-person classes re-start, seating will be on chairs arranged in a classroom or lecture hall.

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.