Saturday Classes | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

SATURDAY MORNING

Drop-in Class

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Saturday Morning starting Sep 22

TIME:  10.00-11.15am

TEACHER:  Centre Teachers

COST:  $10 per class or 5 classes for $40
Free for Members

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

Suitable for everyone!  These drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

How to Transform Your Life

In our busy lives we often don’t see the connection between our state of mind and our daily experiences.  When our mind is peaceful our world is joyful but when our mind is disturbed or agitated we easily experience problems, stress and difficulties.

This series of classes will be based on the book, How to Transform Your Life, a practical manual that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace.  Learn step-by-step meditations for solving daily problems and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

CLASS TOPICS

SEP 22, 29, OCT 6,13

TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE MINDS

  • Where does happiness come from?
  • The nature and function of our mind
  • How delusions disturb our mind 
  • Letting go of anger and attachment

OCT 27, NOV 3, 10, 17

TRANSFORMING OUR PAST

  • Where do feelings come from?
  • Understanding karma
  • Purifying our negative karma
  • Creating the future you want

NOV 24, DEC 1, 8

TRANSFORMING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

  • Just like me, everyone wants to be happy
  • No one is inherently faulty
  • Equalizing self and others
CLASS FORMAT

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.

Teaching

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.

BOOKS ON BUDDHISM

THARPA PUBLICATIONS
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?
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.
LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre