Victoria and Vancouver Island
Bodhichitta Centre offers guided retreats to allow people the opportunity to gain deeper meditation experience. On retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. This can just be one day, or a weekend, or longer if you have the time.
IN THE CITY or AWAY
We offer urban retreats at Bodhichitta Centre in the heart of Victoria and away retreats at beautiful locations on Vancouver Island. Use the links below to see what retreats are available and to find out more about retreats and meditation.
Bethlehem Centre Retreat
The Emptiness of the Mind: Discovering our Boundless Potential for Change
April 24, 25, 26
with Gen Kelsang Zopa
‘All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness.’
We often feel stuck in painful habits of thought, such as anxiety, depression or feelings of hurt. Because we perceive our mind to be fixed and unchanging we feel trapped in these ordinary and painful emotions. But this seemingly inflexible mind does not correspond to our reality. By experiencing the mind’s actual nature, its emptiness, we understand that our potential for change is limitless, that freedom from unhappiness and indeed Enlightenment is possible, and we initiate a joyful process of profound transformation.
In this retreat we will emphasize gaining actual experience in meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind, and then practically applying this experience to help in every facet of our life.
Everyone is welcome. During the breaks enjoy meaningful conversation and the beauty and tranquility of the Bethlehem grounds.
Registration will open later this year.
There is no better way to give yourself a break from the daily routine and reassess your life than by engaging in a meditation retreat. Everyone needs to discover and experience the inner peace and healing power that comes from concentrating on Buddha’s wisdom and compassion.
Restore and re-energize
Experience meditation at a deeper level
Create more positive mental habits
Retreat with Gen Zopa at Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino, April 2018