Half Day Course Sunday, February 25
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
9:30 – 10:30am ~ Session 1
11:00 – 12:00pm ~ Session 2
“At the moment we are unable to benefit all living beings but we have the potential for this ability, which is part of our Buddha nature. Through practicing the meditations on taking and giving with strong compassion for all living beings, the potential to be able to benefit all living beings will ripen.” ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in How to Transform Your Life
During this half-day course, we will learn about the benefits of cherishing others and the very special practice of taking and giving. Three meditations will be included.
Cost: $15 advance purchase. $20 at the door.
No Charge for Centre Supporters
Deborah Mabee is a member of the Teacher Training Program, our past Centre Administrative Director and an experienced teacher of dharma. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Deborah is well loved for her warm and welcoming presence and inspiring enthusiasm for Buddha’s teachings.
Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard Street
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.
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.
Payment in Advance will be available until 12 pm on Saturday, Feb 24. Payment in Advance saves you money and speeds up the process at the door.
Cost: $15 in advance using this form or $20 at the door.
No Charge for Centre Supporters
We are a registered, non-profit, charitable organization.
All class fees, event fees and donations are used to support the spiritual activities of Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
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.
Is food included?
Tea will be provided at the second break. Lunch is not included. There are several restaurants in the neighbourhood you can walk to when the class is finished.
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 $20. Cash, Cheque or Credit Card.