Purify Your Karma Retreat | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

PURIFY YOUR KARMA

One-Day Retreat

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Sunday Dec 15

TIME:  9:30am-3:45pm

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $20 / Members $10

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

REGISTRATION:   You may register in advance or pay at the door. Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  Payment in advance is available until noon on Dec 14.

Information for Beginners
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Buddha taught that our thoughts and actions leave imprints that remain on our mind and that these imprints are the principal causes for our experiences.  Through purifying our negativity our mind will gradually become happier and happier, our good qualities will increase, and all our mental and physical problems will gradually disappear.

During this retreat we learn to engage in simple purification by using the Solitary Vajrasattva sadhana combined with meditation on the four opponent powers.  When practiced sincerely, these methods remove both the causes of our future suffering and obstacles to our spiritual practice.

9:30 – 10:30am :  Introduction

10:30 -11:am:  Tea Break

11.00am-12.pm:  Session 2

12:00-1:30pm:  Lunch Break

1:30-2:30pm:  Session 3

2:30-2:45pm:  Stretch Break

2:45-3:45pm:  Session 4

ABOUT THE TEACHER

  Gen Kelsang Zopa

A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years.  He teaches introductory classes, Foundation Program and the Teacher Training Program in the Victoria region.  Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

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?
No, but if you plan to attend the three prior classes PLUS the retreat, you will receive a discount if you book in advance.
LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre