Sunday Morning Series – A Buddhist Perspective on Identity


A Buddhist Perspective on Identity
A series of 3 classes, held on 3 consecutive Sundays with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Sunday April 8, 15, 22
Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
970 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

We should know that we need to identify our own mind, our own body and our self correctly. Since beginningless time our way of identifying our self has been mistaken. We believe that our self that we normally see is our self. This belief is ignorance because our self that we normally see does not exist – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Who are we, really? Is our identity primarily based on gender, race, age, sexuality, genetics, family, religion, class, political views… or on something more enduring? Can we create an identity that doesn’t erase our individuality while preserving our connectedness to every living being? How can we cherish and respect people who identify themselves differently?

In this three-part course, Gen Kelsang Zopa will guide us in how to think differently about ourselves and others in ways that will be meaningful and helpful.


$40 in advance for all 3 Saturdays
Or drop in for $15 per session, cash or credit card at the door.
Center Card Members: $15 if you register in advance for the whole course or $10 cash at the door for drop in.
*(Pre-registration ends at noon on Saturday, April 7th or when registration reaches 30, whichever comes first)


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.


Bodhichitta Kadampa 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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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.

We are a registered, non-profit, charitable organization.
All class fees and donations are used to support the spiritual activities of Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre.