DAY: Monday Evening
(thru Dec 9, 2019 and restarting Jan 6, 2020)
COST: $10 per class or 5 classes for $40 / Free for Members
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
SEP 9, 16
Have you had a stressful morning? Are you dealing with difficult people? Are you stressed by the pressures of deadlines? Do you have a demanding boss? Learn how to bring the inner peace of meditation into your daily life. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek.
SEP 23, 30, OCT 7
TRANSFORMING ANGER AND CONFLICT
We all experience and often fall victim to the mind of anger. Imagine being able to respond skillfully to problems and conflicts with a peaceful, flexible, solution-oriented mind — free from anger, repression or fear. By understanding the nature and causes of anger, we can begin to transform problems and conflicts into opportunities for personal growth.
OCT 21, 28 (no class Oct 14)
TRANSFORMING YOUR PAST
Often we feel trapped by the experiences we have had in the past. Our old hurts and resentments condition our present relationships and we find ourselves stuck in unhelpful, even hurtful, patterns of behaviour. But our past is not fixed, and there is no need for us to feel stuck. Using Buddha’s teachings on karma and purification, we can heal the wounds of the past, enabling us to live joyfully and creatively in the present.
NOV 4, 18 (no class Nov 11)
Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for who they are. We often focus on their faults, thinking they should be other than what they are. In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love as the antidote to these critical minds. Gradually we learn to accept the faults we see in others and to love them unconditionally.
NOV 25, DEC 2, 9
Buddha gave a special set of teachings for transforming suffering and adversity. These practices help us to use the difficulties we encounter as the very means for improving ourselves emotionally and spiritually. The first step is to learn to move away from our sense of isolation to a heartfelt connection with others through training in authentic love.
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.