Sidney SHOAL Centre | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

SIDNEY SHOAL CENTRE

Monday Evening Class

SIDNEY BC

DAY:  Monday Evening starting Sep 9  (no class Sep 30, Oct 14, Nov 11)

TIME:  6.30-7.45pm

TEACHER:  Debbi Jones

WHERE:  10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney BC

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

REGISTRATION

CALL:  SHOAL Centre
250-656-5537 or in person*

DATES:
Sep 9 – Oct 28,  6 sessions, $54  (no class Sep 30, Oct 14)
Nov 4 – Dec 16,  6 sessions, $54  (no class Nov 11)
 

COST for DROP-IN:  $10.50 per class.  Pay at the Reception Desk.

* By phone SHOAL accepts Visa or MasterCard. In person they accept Debit, cash or cheque.

CLASS TOPICS

COURSE 1

SEP 9, 16, 23, OCT 7, 21, 28 (no class Sep 30, Oct 14)

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND LET GO OF STRESS AND THE PAST

Have you had a stressful morning?  Are you dealing with difficult people?  Do you feel trapped by the experiences you have had in the past.  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 course will teach us practical methods and meditations for improving the mind and transforming our life into a blissful journey towards lasting peace and happiness.

COURSE 2

NOV 4, 18, 25, DEC 2, 9, 16 (no class Nov 11)

TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIPS AND SUFFERING

Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for w  ho they are. We often focus on their faults, thinking they should be other than what they are.  In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love as the antidote to these critical minds. We also explore special teachings for transforming suffering and adversity. These practices help us to use the difficulties we encounter as the very means for improving ourselves emotionally and spiritually

 

CLASS FORMAT

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.

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.
TEACHER

 Debbi Jones

Debbi is a member of the Teacher Training Program and an experienced teacher of Dharma and is currently the branch teacher for Sidney SHOAL Centre on Monday evenings.  Debbi brings a life-long love of learning and many years of teaching experience to her classes.

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.
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