UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA
Online Meditation Class
DAY: Saturday Morning (see dates below)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: Online (University of Victoria)
THE ART OF SELF-ACCEPTANCE
JAN 16, 23, 30, FEB 6
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.
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.