University of Victoria - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre




DAY:  Saturday Morning  (see dates below)

TIME:  10.00am-12.00pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

WHERE:  In-Person at the University of Victoria

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
To register online tap on the course number below, or call 250-472-4747

Creating Our Tomorrows (in-person)  Sep 10-Oct 1; ASHI (4 CLASSES)


SEP 10, 17, 24, OCT 1



What is your vision for the future?  How does this vision impact others?  How do we work towards creating a positive tomorrow for everyone?  In the face of personal obstacles, society’s troubles, rampant disease, and other dangers, Buddhist teachings can help us believe in something better.  We can create a world that is characterized not by destruction, but by love.  The fact is that if we cannot even imagine attaining a better future we will never be able to attain it. 

In this inspiring course we will explore how we can manifest an extraordinary future grounded in the truth of love’s power to transform.



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.