Sidney – Monday Evenings

Weekly Classes – By Registration or Drop In

SHOAL Activity Centre
Mondays 6:30 – 7:45 pm

January 16 – June 5, 2017
No classes Feb 13, April 17 or May 22
10030 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, BC

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Discover the power of meditation to gradually reduce stress, overcome worries and anxiety, increase positivity and improve relationships. Each class will begin with a meditation followed by a practical, meaningful Buddhist teaching. There will be a brief break with tea and cookies before the final meditation. This class is suitable for people with all levels of experience with meditation. We will sit in chairs or, if you prefer, you may bring your own meditation cushion.

TOPICS:
Meditation to Create a Peaceful Mind
Jan 9 – FREE Demo Class
Inner Balance, Inner Peace
Jan 16 – Mar 6 [No class Feb 13]
Creating a More Peaceful World
March 13 – Apr 24 [No Class April 17]
Change Your Mind; Change Your World
May 1 – June 5 [No class May 22]

Register in advance for Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
with the SHOAL Centre
by calling 250-656-5537 or in person *

You can also drop in to any single session for $10.50, pay at the desk.
As well as signing in and paying at the front desk, please ALSO sign in with the teacher. Thank you.

January 9 – FREE, Demo Class
Jan.16 – March 6 – no class Feb 6 (Snow day) or 13 (Family Day) – 6 sessions – $54
March 13 – April 24 –no class April 17 ( Easter Monday) 6 sessions – $54
May 1 – June 5 – no class May 22 (Victoria Day) – 5 sessions – $45


* By phone SHOAL accepts Visa or MasterCard. In person they accept Debit, cash or cheque.
No Registration Required for the FREE Demo Class, just show up

SHOAL Centre Location:

Debbi Jones is the Administrative Director of the Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre and a member of the Teacher Training program. She has had the privilege of teaching full and half day workshops, Saturday Series classes, and is the branch teacher of the Sidney Monday evening class. Debbi brings a life-long love of learning and many years of teaching experience to her classes. She enjoys sharing how practical and helpful Dharma is in our everyday lives.

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.

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

Do you provide meditation cushions?
No, we only provide the chairs that are at the site. You may, however, bring your own cushion or bench if you wish.