Esquimalt (Fri)

Classes by Registration or Drop In

Fridays

Esquimalt Rec Centre
Fridays, 12:00 – 1:30pm

September 22 – December 15, 2017
527 Fraser St., Esquimalt, BC
see Registration Tab for details 

Buddhist Meditation

Discover the power of meditation to feel less stressed, think more positively and creatively in the face of problems and difficulties, and respond more openly towards others. Ongoing classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. Chairs are provided for all sessions.

Guided meditation and a discussion of Buddhist practice are part of each session. These classes are ideal for 12 yrs+ and there is no need for prior experience in meditation to join in.

Register by calling 250-412-8500 / 250-412-8510

TOPICS:

Sept 22 – 29 How to develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time
Through the practice of meditation we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time. If our mind is peaceful all the time, we will be happy all the time. So if we really wish for ourself and others to be happy all the time we must learn to practice meditation.

Oct 6 – 27 How to overcome our anger through practicing patience
Anger is one of the most common and destructive delusions, and it afflicts our mind almost every day. To solve the problem of anger, we first need to recognize the anger within our mind, knowledge how it harms both ourself and others, and appreciate the benefits of being patient in the face of difficulties.

Nov 3 – Nov 24 Past and Future Lives
If we understand the nature of mind, we can also understand the existence of past and future lives. Many people believe that when the body disintegrates at death, the continuum of the mind ceases and the mind becomes non-existent, like a candle flame going out when all the wax has been burned. However this idea is completely wrong. Our body and mind are separate entities, and so even though the body disintegrates at death, the continuum of the mind remains unbroken. Instead of ceasing, the mind simply leaves the present body and goes to the next life.

Dec 1 – 15 Samsara- The cycle of impure life
What does taking rebirth in samsara mean? It means that in each of our lives due to ignorance we grasp our body or mind as our self, thinking, ‘I’ ‘I’, where there is no I, or self. Through this we experience the sufferings of this life and countless future lives as hallucinations endlessly.

Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Register by calling: 250-412-8500 or 250-412-8510 

Session Dates:
Sept 22 – Oct 27, 6 sessions, $48
Nov 3 – Dec 15, 7 sessions, $56

or Drop In to any class for $10 (+tax). Pay at the Reception Desk

Esquimalt Recreation Centre
527 Fraser Street
Esquimalt, BC

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Sachi Tamura is a member of the Teacher Training Program at the Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre. She has been active in the Kadampa community since 2008 and has been teaching Dharma in Esquimalt since 2011. Sachi enjoys sharing with students the practical application of Buddha’s teachings.