UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA
DAY: Saturday Morning (see dates below)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: UVic Campus, Victoria BC
SEP 14, 21, OCT 5, 12 (no class Sep 28)
FREEDOM FROM PAINFUL EMOTIONS
We can often feel trapped by our unhappy feelings and emotions, struggling to see a way out. As long as uncontrolled desire dominates our mind we remain vulnerable to intense suffering when our wishes are not fulfilled, especially in relationships.
In this course, we will explore Buddhist methods for identifying within our mind the causes of our grief, anxiety, stress and worry. We will discover our unique ability to choose which thoughts to follow, so that we can change our feelings and actions. In this way we will come to experience a deep, satisfying emotional freedom, becoming the person we wish to be – joyful, confident and loving.
OCT 26, NOV 2, 9, 16
THE LIBERATING POWER OF IMAGINATION
Central to the practice of Buddhism is the mind’s limitless capacity for change and transformation. Transformation begins by uncovering and liberating ourselves from habitual ways of thinking that limit our ability to change. We replace theses negative thoughts with positive ways of thinking using meditation and imagination.
In this course we will explore Buddha’s Tantric teachings, in particular, how to use correct imagination to access a powerful and joyful technology of the mind. Anyone can learn about these ancient but relevant practices that liberate the mind using meditation and the power of visualization.
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?
Yes, please contact the University of Victoria, Continuing Studies, using the Registration information on this page.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
Yes, each course requires advance booking through the University of Victoria, Continuing Studies.