What Keeps You Awake at Night - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

What Keeps You Awake at Night?

with Gen Kelsang Zopa


DATES:  Mondays, Jan 11 – Feb 15 

TIME:  7.00 – 8.00pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $10 per class   (Free for members)

REGISTRATION:  Register for each class separately using the individual class boxes below,  or register for the entire 6-part series using the “REGISTER HERE” link.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Register for the first class or for the entire series no later than 7pm on Monday, Jan 11.  Members please use the Member Links which operate up until the class finishes.

ON-DEMAND VIEWING:  The same link registrants receive to watch live will allow on-demand viewing of the class or event anytime between 9am Tuesday morning and midnight on Thursday.


The eight worldly concerns are eight anxieties that make it difficult for us to maintain a happy mind.  When our life is constrained by these eight worries, we lose sight of what matters to us the most and spend our energy pursuing things that we know, in our heart of hearts, won’t bring the lasting satisfaction that we desire.  

During this course Gen Zopa will explain what the eight worldly concerns are, how to recognize them within our own minds, and how to start to eliminate them from our daily life. 

This series includes:

How to Stop Worrying ~ Jan 11

Happiness and Suffering ~ Jan 18

Wealth and Poverty ~ Jan 25

Praise and Blame ~ Feb 1

Good Reputation and Bad Reputation ~ Feb 8

Focus on What Matters Most ~ Feb 15


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 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happiness and Suffering

How do we actually define our happiness and our suffering?  Is there a better, less "worldly" way to understand our happiness and suffering? ...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wealth and Poverty

Focus on accumulating resources and working to prevent loss of resources are two key worldly concerns.  Developing equanimity towards these resources will being peace of mind and fewer problems. ...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Praise and Blame

Our mind is inclined to get overexcited when we get praise and dejected when we are blamed.  Our mind remains unbalanced when we put our energy into these things. ...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Focus on What Matters Most

If we replace the eight worldly concerns with a focus on what really matters, what is really meaningful in life, we will find that we begin to experience a peaceful and happy mind. ...

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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. Do I need to book in advance?
You need to book online to attend.  Please register at least 2 hours prior to the start time, so that we have time to complete preparation processes.


Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to attend any of the classes you wish. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.