Choose Happiness

Day Course

Choose Happiness: An Introduction to Buddha’s Wisdom
with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC

9:30am – 10:30am ~ Session 1
11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Session 2
1:30pm – 2:30pm ~ Session 3

Everyone has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness.  Everyone can learn the methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy, happiness and meaning our everyday reality.

In this day course, Gen Kelsang Zopa will share insights from Buddha’s teachings about increasing our happiness and inner peace.  He will also explain how our study programmes offer all of Buddha’s teachings as practical advice that everyone can use in daily life.

Come join us !

Seating is on chairs or on cushions on the floor and no special clothing is required.

Cost: $25 advance purchase. $30 at the door.
$10 for Centre Card Members

This day course will be followed by the Offering to the Spiritual Guide chanted prayers at 3:15 pm – Everyone Welcome!

Sunday, September 10, 2016

9:30-10:30am Session 1
10:30-11:00am Tea Break
11:00am-12:00pm Session 2
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-2:30pm Session 3

Please arrive a few minutes early before each session begins.

Lunch is not included. There is a wide variety of restaurants in the neighborhood for you to choose from.

Gen Kelsang Zopa is a modern Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher at Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.

Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment throughout Canada 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.

Cost: $25 advance purchase. $30 at the door.
$10 for Centre Supporters (
Advance Registration will be available until 12 pm on Friday, September 8th.
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be available until 3 pm on Friday, September 8.
If you are paying at the door please try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time. Thank you.


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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.

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC

Located on Blanshard between Broughton and Courtney, just next to the Central Library with the parking garage underneath. Close to bus lines on Fort and Douglas.

Click or Tap Here for a Google Map Showing the Location of Our Centre

Bike Parking Information: There are 4 bike racks in the adjoining plaza area (near the library entrance) and 2 bike racks on the first garage level near the ticket booths (walk your bike down the garage ramp.)

Car Parking Information Map
We are near 2 City Parking Garages and the City On Street Parking rates are shown on the map below. Both are free after 6 pm and on Sundays. The first hour in the Parking Garages are free. Free on street parking is available for 1-2 hours on most of the unmarked streets (You only have to walk a couple of blocks). There are also Robbins and City run surface lots nearby with posted costs.
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Do I have to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. All are welcome. 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 this day course?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life. The practice you will be learning will allow you to use the power of your imagination to bring healing to yourself and the world.

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.

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

Is food included?
Lunch is not included. There are several restaurants in the neighbourhood, or you can bring your own lunch.

I don’t have a credit card or I am not ready to commit, can I pay at the door?
Yes. The cost will be $30. Please bring cash, a cheque made out to Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre or a credit card (no debit cards please)