NANAIMO – BOWEN PARK
DAY: Monday Evening starting Sep 10
TEACHER: Gail Hill
WHERE: 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC
Suitable for everyone! These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Call: Bowen Park Rec Complex
Dates & Course Number:
15707 Sep 10 – Oct 15, 6 sessions, $60
16501 Oct 22 – Nov 26, 6 sessions, $60
SEPT 10 - OCT 15
BUDDHIST MEDITATION FOR HAPPINESS
With the hectic pace of modern life, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, distracted and stressed. Learn simple yet powerful techniques to improve inner peace and clarity.
OCT 23 - NOV 27
BUDDHIST MEDITATION – A MINDFULNESS TOOLKIT
Our mind can be focused or scattered, peaceful or agitated. Meditation training to cultivate mindfulness helps us connect with the natural peace that lies beneath our busy distracted thoughts.
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.
The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on the book, How To Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
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.
Gail is a member of Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre and a student in the international Special Teacher Training Program. She presently teaches classes at Bowen Park Recreation Complex in Nanaimo on Tuesdays. Gail brings many years of practice and experience to her teaching.
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.