UNIVERSITY of VICTORIA
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: UVic Campus, Victoria BC
JAN 26, FEB 2, 9, 16
STOP BLAMING, START LOVING
This world is full of difficult people and challenging situations. It is easy to blame and hard to love. When we blame others we create a world full of enemies. The poison of resentment, the fire of anger, and the quagmire of unhappiness all come from blaming others. On the other hand, love is a beautiful state of mind. It fills our heart with happiness and brings joy to our family and friends. Buddha taught simple, practical, and effective ways to cultivate love in meditation and in daily life.
In this course we will look at how we can put these teachings into practice.
MAR 23, 30, APR 6, 13, 20
HOW TO BE CONFIDENT WITHOUT FEELING SELF-IMPORTANT
To live a peaceful and meaningful life we need to develop our self-confidence. We can learn how to construct a positive self-view and break free from our limitations. We need practical understandings that give a grounded, genuine and stable self-confidence without feeling self- important. In this way, we can start to unlock our limitless potential for pure happiness. In this course we will explore specific toxic minds called delusions and learn how to apply their virtuous mental opponents. We will discover why these negative states of mind arise and how we can begin to eliminate them.
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.