Duncan

Drop-in Classes
This Class is Finished for 2016 – Check here again SOON about our January RESTART

Matraea Centre
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:45pm

October 20 – November 17, 2016
170 Craig St., Duncan BC

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation:
Basic concepts and practices for a happier, more fulfilled life

From the depths of our heart, we want to be happy and live a meaningful life. How can we do this? Buddha’s teachings provide us with a clear diagnosis of our obstacles, methods for overcoming these obstacles, and the “technology” for applying these methods: meditation.

During these meditation classes, you will gain an understanding of how true happiness arises and how understanding one’s mind is key to a meaningful life. Also to be explored is how developing a kind and compassionate heart creates a sense of happiness and well-being. The teachings and meditation will encourage us to take these practices into our everyday lives.

Those new to Buddhism will find that these classes are structured to help them gain an understanding, step by step. Those who have been studying for some time will find this an excellent opportunity for review and clarification of the foundational concepts and practices.

Drop-in Classes. Join at any time.

Everyone is welcome to learn more about meditation and positive thinking.
Each class includes a brief teaching, guided meditation, and time for questions. Seating is on chairs or cushions and no special clothing or pre-registration is required.

$10 drop in or $40 for 5 classes
Free for Centre Supporters.
We can only accept cash at the door. See the COST tab to pay by credit card in advance.

If you are coming from work or a quick dinner and will be running a few minutes late, that is fine, we understand. Please just enter quietly and pay afterwards.

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:45pm

Date Topic
Oct 20 What is Meditation?
Oct 27 Where does happiness come from?
Nov 3 The Nature of the Mind
Nov 10 What disturbs our mind?
Nov 17 Cooling Our Anger
January Class Info Coming Soon

 

Matraea Centre
170 Craig Street,
Duncan, BC

Located on the corner of Craig and Kenneth Street in downtown Duncan. This impressive heritage brick building has long been admired as one of the most interesting architectural buildings in Duncan and is a landmark in the community. Free street parking is available.

Tony Prosk is a retired school teacher and a musician and has been a practicing Kadampa Buddhist for over 25 years. He is currently in the final year of our Special Teacher Training Program. Tony is known for his knowledge and experience of Buddhist practices and for his ability to teach them and show their relevance and application to modern daily life.

 
$10 per class drop-in or Any 5 classes for $40
Free for Centre Supporters

You may pay at the door in Cash – either $10 per class or the 5 for $40.

You may PREPAY the 5 for $40 by credit card or
by INTERAC e-Transfer.

For E-Transfer us this email address:
For Credit Card use the form below. Just fill in the name of the student (you or whoever you are purchasing the classes for) and click on the Register button.

Either way this is good for ANY 5 classes. You can just bring a printed copy of the emailed receipt or just show it to us on your phone for the first use. After that your name will be on a list that you just check off until you use all 5.


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We are a registered, non-profit, charitable organization.
All class fees and donations are used to support the spiritual activities of Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.

 

Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing in particular; however, if you wish to take notes bring a pen and notepad.

What is the seating?
Seating is available on cushions with backs on the floor or on chairs.

How should I dress for class?
No special clothing is required. We recommend wearing something comfortable.

What if I didn’t preregister?
No problem! Just pay $10 at the door and join us – any class or classes you want.