Monday Evening – Summer | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

MONDAY EVENINGS in the SUMMER

Drop-in Class

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Monday Evenings 

TIME:  7.00-8.15pm

COST:  $10 per class or 5 classes for $40 / Free for Members

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Suitable for everyone!  These drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

CLASS TOPICS

Karma - Create the Life You Want

Jun 17Recognizing our Human Potential
Jun 24Past and Future Lives
Jul 1No Class
Jul 8How Our Actions Create Our World
Jul 15The General Characteristics of Karma
Jul 22Karma, Death and Rebirth
Jul 29Negative Actions Produce 4 Types of Suffering
Aug 5No Class
Aug 12Purifying Our Negative Karma
Aug 19Using Our Understanding of Karma to Transform Adversity
Aug 26Taking Away Others’ Suffering by Means of Compassion

 

CLASS FORMAT

 

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions. If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.

Teaching

The teacher will then give a practical teaching  based on the teachings and books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

Concluding Meditation

The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.

 

TEACHERS

A rotation of our senior teachers will be teaching these classes.  See Teacher Bios here.

FAQS
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?
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. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in whenever you like.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.
LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre