Nanaimo | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


Meditation Class


We hope to schedule more classes in Nanaimo in Fall 2020.

DAY:  Saturday Morning  (see dates below)

TIME:  10.00 – 11.15 am

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
or Book Online 

Dates & Course Number:
24357 Nov 16 – 30, 2019, 3 sessions, $40
24554 Jan 11 – 25, 2020, 3 sessions, $40



NOVEMBER 16, 23, 30 and JANUARY 11, 18, 25


Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, distracted?  Looking for mental peace?  Simple Buddhist meditation practises focused on positive mental habits like mindfulness and compassion, lead to a deep sense of inner calm and well being.  Join Gail Hill as she offers practical strategies and useful meditation techniques to improve your state of mind.


  Gail Hill

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.


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.


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.

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.
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. Seating is on chairs but you can bring your own meditation cushion.

Q. Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, please book in advance by contacting Bowen Park Recreation Complex at 250-756-5200 or book online at the City of Nanaimo Recreation site.

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

Please contact Bowen Park Recreation Complex to inquire if you can join a course that has already begun.