LEARNING TO FORGIVE
DATES: Sunday, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
COST: $15 per class drop-in
In Advance: $40 for all 3 ($20 for members)
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
REGISTRATION: You may pay at the door for individual classes ($15 each) or save money by registering for the full 3-part course. Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door. Payment in advance will be available until Feb 29 at noon or until the pre-registration maximum is reached.
Do you often wish that you could forgive more easily? The ability to forgive is a wonderful quality to have, because it gives us the freedom to let go and move on with our life. It takes away the pain of anger and resentment, and opens the door to positive states of mind such as love and compassion. It gives us the peace and clarity of mind to respond constructively and find solutions to challenging situations in relationships.
This course will also look at how to forgive ourselves for our own past mistakes, and how to maintain a more positive attitude towards ourself. Also included will be guided meditations to help you to gain inner experience, and time for questions. Everyone is welcome!
SUNDAY JAN 26 / 10.00am-12.00pm
Living beings have no faults. One reason why we do not regard others as precious is that we pay attention to their faults whilst ignoring their good qualities. Unfortunately we have become very skilled in recognizing the faults of others, listing them, analyzing them, and even meditating on them! If we are genuinely interested in developing cherishing love we need to learn to discriminate between a person and his or her delusions.
SUNDAY FEB 2 / 10.00am-12.00pm
How to practice humility. One of the advantages of humility is that it enables us to learn from everyone. A proud person cannot learn from other people because he feels he already knows better than they. On the other hand, a humble person who respects everyone and recognizes that they may be emanations of a Buddha has the openness of mind to learn from everyone and every situation.
SUNDAY FEB 9 / 10.00am-12.00pm
Healing with patient acceptance. Patience has many functions. It overcomes irritation and frustration and enables us to respond to adverse conditions with a calm and positive mind. It frees us from the inner pain of hatred and makes our mind smooth and comfortable at all times.
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.
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?
No, it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like. We always save room for drop-ins.
Booking in advance saves you money and speeds the process at the door.