Saturdays | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

SATURDAY MORNING

3-Part Series

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Saturday 

TIME:  10.00-11.15am 

TEACHER:  Various Teachers – see below

COST:  Pre-register below and pay only $25 for each 3-Part Series or $10 drop-in for any session.   

LOCATION: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

REGISTRATION: You may pay at the door for individual classes ($10 each) or save money by registering for the full 3-part course. Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  

To register and learn more about each course click on the “Info & Booking” tabs below.

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

Develop a Good Heart

Saturday 3-Part Course

Feb 8, 15, 22

10.00-11.15am

with Mariem Martinson

Accepting Loss & Change

Saturday 3-Part Course

Feb 29, Mar 7, 14

10.00-11.15am

with Deborah Mabee

Finding Fulfillment

in a Distracted World

Sat. Mar 21, 28, Apr 4

10.00-11.15am

with Nan Keller

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 a book 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.
PARKING

Convenient parking is available just below the Central Library, 745 Broughton Street.  The first hour is free.  $2 per hour for the 2nd and 3rd hour and $3 per hour after that.  Parking is free after 6 pm and all day Sunday. 

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.
Q. What is your policy regarding fragrance?

We strive to be a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.

Q. What is your policy regarding late arrival?

Our doors open 15 minutes before class start.  Kindly arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class start to facilitate check in and get seated. Out of kindness for our volunteers, students and Teachers, we cannot accommodate latecomers.  If it is a multi-session class, you may return at the start time of the next session.  Thank you for your understanding.

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre