UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA
SATURDAY MORNING (ONLINE)
The University of Victoria courses listed below will be delivered online. You can register through the University by clicking on the course number or dates, or by calling the Registration Desk at 250-472-4747.
DAY: Saturday Morning (see dates below)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: University of Victoria (Online)
Call: University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
Online: Click the links for each course below
SEP 19, 26, OCT 3, 10, 17, 24
WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
Transforming adverse conditions is vital in these difficult and challenging times. When things don’t work out the way we want them to our usual reaction is to become upset or disappointed.
By reflecting deeply on Buddhist teachings we can learn to accept whatever happens with a calm and peaceful mind, and stay positive in any situation. Instead of allowing adversities to make us unhappy and discouraged we can use them to enhance our spiritual growth and thereby maintain a pure and peaceful mind.
NOV 7, 14, 21, 28, DEC 5, 12
CUTTING EDGE WISDOM
Living in our rapidly changing world has become, for many people, a bewildering experience of uncertainty and anxiety about our individual wellbeing and collective survival. Buddha’s teachings, the Dharma, give unmistaken and practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger, and ignorance, and how we can make our human life meaningful.
In this course we will explore three fundamental questions that, from a Buddhist point of view, cut to the very core of our human experience: How will practicing Buddha’s teachings benefit me? Why do I need to be concerned for my future lives? Why do I need permanent liberation from suffering?
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.