University of Victoria - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA

Online Meditation Class

SATURDAY MORNING 

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.

REGISTRATION

Call:  University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
250-472-4747

Online:  Click the links for each course below. Registration closes 4 days before the course begins

Dates & Cost:

Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13 (4 sessions) $69+tax

Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17 (4 sessions)  $69+tax

 

HOW TO BE GUIDED BY LOVE

FEB 20, 27, MAR 6, 13

ASHI764 2021S D01

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

ASHI765 2021K D01

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.

CLASS FORMAT

Teaching

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.

Questions

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.  

THE TEACHER

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.

FAQS
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.  

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