What Would Buddha Do? - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

What Would Buddha Do?

2-Part Series


DATES:  Available Weds-Sat, Nov 4-7 and Nov 11-14

TIME:  On-Demand

TEACHER:  Sachi Tamura

COST:  $10 per class or $15 for the series of 2 (Free for members)

REGISTRATION:  You can register for each class separately (linked from the individual class boxes below) or, you can register here for both classes in the series and get a small discount.

Registrants will receive a link to allow on-demand viewing on the Wednesday morning.  The link will be active until midnight on the following Saturday.  (4 days total)


We know Buddha is an enlightened being who lived as a human on this earth almost 2600 years ago. He left behind some 84,000 teachings, all designed to help living beings find their own Buddha seed and become enlightened themselves.  What would it be like to think and act like a Buddha?

To contemplate this question, Sachi will explore excerpts from a teaching given by Atisha, a famous 11th century Indian Buddhist scholar and meditation master.   In this famous text, Atisha summarizes the most practical advice for thinking and acting like a Buddha while living a meaningful human life.  These methods are practiced today by many as they have remained relevant even in these challenging modern times.

Class Topics:

Thinking Like A Buddha (Nov 4-7)

Acting Like A Buddha (Nov 11-14)



The smiling face of Sachi Tamura

Sachi Tamura

Sachi is an experienced meditation teacher at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre. For many years she has been teaching weekly classes both at the Centre and at Esquimalt Recreation Centre.  Sachi’s background includes experience in human services, community music, and death midwifery.  Her kind, clear and gentle presentation has inspired many students to learn and practice meditation. 

Buddha sitting under a Bodhi Tree at Dusk
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Thinking Like a Buddha

To think like Buddha, we need to reverse our normal mode of thinking on many dimensions – primarily shifting the focus away from ourself and contemplating instead the good qualities of others. ...

Buddha sitting under a Bodhi Tree at Dusk
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Acting Like a Buddha

We can improve our lives by altering our everyday actions - the way we present ourselves,  how we talk, what we choose say or not say, and what we choose to do. ...

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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.


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