SIDNEY SHOAL CENTRE
Monday Morning Class
Until further notice, SHOAL Community Centre, in Sidney, will be closed to the public. The closure is a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DAY: Monday Morning
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
COST: $10 per class or 5 classes for $40 / Free for Members
WHERE: Card Room, 2nd Floor | 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney
JAN 6, 13, 20, 27
FREEING OUR MIND
Are you feeling overwhelmed by difficulties and obstacles in life? Learn how to bring the inner peace of meditation into your daily experience. By letting go of the inner causes of our pain and dissatisfaction we can gain the peace and clarity we need to meet life’s challenges.
FEB 3, 10, 24 (no class FEB 17)
LETTING GO OF ANGER AND CONFLICT
Imagine being able to respond skillfully to problems and conflicts with a peaceful, flexible mind free from anger or fear. By understanding the nature and causes of anger, we can begin to transform problems and conflicts into opportunities for personal growth.
MAR 2, 9,16, 23
HEALING OUR PAST
Often we feel trapped by past experiences and feel stuck in unhelpful, even hurtful, patterns of behaviour. Using Buddha’s teachings on karma and purification, we can heal the wounds of the past, enabling us to live joyfully and creatively in the present.
MAR 30, APR 6, 20, 27 (no class APR 13)
IMPROVING OUR RELATIONSHIPS
Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for who they are. In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love that help us to happily accept the faults we see in others and to love them unconditionally.
MAY 4, 11, 25 (no class MAY 18)
TRANSFORMING OUR OBSTACLES
Buddha gave special teachings for transforming the suffering and difficulties we encounter into the very means for improving ourselves emotionally and spiritually. We can also learn to overcome our sense of isolation and make a heartfelt connection with others.
JUN 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
BECOMING YOUR OWN PROTECTOR
We have so many fears: loneliness, poverty, sickness, death, the future of this world and our children… What do we turn to protect us from fear and anxiety? Through understanding how to rely on the Three Jewels, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we can develop an inner trust and confidence in our own ability to transform our difficulties and fears.
Gen Kelsang Zopa
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 20 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
LOCATION (Now at the SHOAL Centre)