Depression: A Buddhist Perspective

Day Course

Day Course – Depression: A Buddhist Perspective
Guest Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sanden

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC

9:30am – 10:45am ~ Session 1
11:15am – 12:30pm ~ Session 2
2:00pm – 3:30pm ~ Session 3

Our mind has tremendous power both to heal and to harm. Many people are hard on themselves in a way that is counter-productive, damaging one’s sense of worth and giving rise to discouragement and a sense of hopelessness and inadequacy.
However, through skillful analysis and meditation, we can gradually learn to identify these unhelpful thought patterns, feel empowered to accept our shortcomings, and transform our self into the confident, happy person we wish to be
Learn to identify unhelpful thought patterns, and transform yourself into the confident, happy person you wish to be.

Come join us !

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

Cost: $35 at the door.
$15 for Centre Card Members

Sunday, October 23, 2016

9:30-10:45am Session 1
10:45-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch Break
1:45-3:15pm 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 Sanden is a western Buddhist monk with considerable experience practicing and teaching meditation. He is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley. He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

Cost: $35 at the door.
$15 for Centre Card holders
Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time. Thank you.
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Cost: $30 advance purchase. $35 at the door.
$15 for Centre Supporters
Advance Registration will be available until 12 pm on Friday, October 21.
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be available until 3 pm on Friday, October 21.
If you are paying at the door please try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time. Thank you.

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.

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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 $35. Please bring cash or a cheque made out to Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.