Understanding Past and Future Lives | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

UNDERSTANDING PAST AND FUTURE LIVES

3-Part Course

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DATES:  Saturday, Nov 16, 23, 30

TIME:  10.00-11.15am

TEACHER:  Nan Keller

COST:  Pre-register for all 3 classes $25 or $10 per class at the door.  (Free for Members)

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

REGISTRATION:   You may pay at the door for individual classes ($10 each) or save money by registering for the full 3-part course ($25) Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  Payment in advance will be available until Nov 15 at noon or until the pre-registration maximum is reached.

3-PART COURSE

Buddhism teaches that we have all existed in other forms in the past and will exist in other forms in the future until we break the cycle of aging, sickness, death, and rebirth by attaining enlightenment. 

Understanding this cyclical existence has many benefits; it helps explain why things happen to us in this life, helps us understand that all beings are connected, and can teach us how to cherish others without the favouritism of attachment. 

This 3-part course will offer practical methods that lead to a happy, peaceful mind and ultimately to full enlightenment.  Open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

SATURDAY NOV 16 / 10.00-11.15am

Understanding Our Death  By investigating how our mind and body are different entities we can understand how the continuum of our mind is beginningless.

SATURDAY NOV 23 / 10.00-11.15am

Understanding How Our Present Experience Comes From Karma  Buddha taught that the substantial cause for our present experience is karma – our actions and effects.  

SATURDAY NOV 30 / 10.00-11.15am

Understanding Our Future Lives  By gaining control over our delusions and increasing our wisdom and compassion, we can create a future life of pure and lasting happiness.

TEACHER

   Nan Keller

Nan is a member of our Teacher Training Program.  She has been active in the Kadampa community for many years and has taught in the Saturday program since its inception.  She currently leads the noon meditations on Thursdays and coordinates our Bookstore.  

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?
No, 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