The Tantric Imagination

Day Course

The Tantric Imagination
A New Vision of What’s Possible
with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Sunday, August 28, 2016
9:30am-3:30pm
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC

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

Although Tantra is very popular, not many people understand its real meaning. Tantra is defined as an inner realization that functions to prevent ordinary appearances and conceptions and to accomplish the four complete purities. Ordinary appearances and ordinary conceptions are the root of samsara’s suffering. The four complete purities are the pure environment, body, enjoyments and activities of a Buddha.

For living beings, the experience of worldly pleasures is the main cause of increasing their attachment, and therefore the main cause of increasing their problems. To stop attachment from arising from the experience of worldly pleasures, Buddha taught Tantra as a method to transform worldly pleasures into the path to enlightenment.

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

Sunday August 28, 2016

9:30-10:45am Session 1
10:45-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm-2pm Lunch Break
2-3:30pm 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 (formerly called Centre Card holders)
Advance Registration will be available until 12 pm on Friday, August 26.
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be available until 3 pm on Friday, August 26.
If you are paying at the door please try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time. Thank you.

Registration Form
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 $30. Please bring cash or a cheque made out to Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.