University of Victoria

Courses by Registration

University of Victoria

Saturdays, 10am-12pm
UVic Campus, Victoria BC

Fearless in a Fearful World
January 27, February 3, 10 and 17, 2018

A Buddhist Perspective on Identity
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018

 

Registration is through the University of Victoria, Continuing Studies

More Description and Registration information below
Cost is $83 plus GST for each 4-week course.


TEACHER


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 the past 19 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.


REGISTRATION and TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS


Registration is through University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
Call 250-472-4747or use the online links for each class below
Each 4-week course is $83 plus GST

ASHI715 2018S C01
Fearless in a Fearful World

January 27, February 3, 10 and 17, 2018

The uncertainties, dangers and lack of control that we experience in life can often make us feel worried, anxious or afraid. This seems to be one of our greatest challenges today. How do you cope with the uncertainty and instability of our chaotic modern world without getting overwhelmed, angry or living in a constant state of anxiety? How can we maintain wisdom and compassion in the face of distressing events?

By Buddhist wisdom we can learn how to overcome the causes of anxiety and live without fear. Through developing positive mental habits, in and out of meditation, we can learn to approach life with confidence and eventually come to experience the peace of mental freedom. This four-part course will explore practical methods for transforming adversity from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditative practice.

Link to UVic Web Page for More Information and Online Registration for Fearless in a Fearful World

ASHI716 2018K C01
A Buddhist Perspective on Identity

May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018

Who are we, really? Is our identity primarily based on gender, race, age, sexuality, genetics, family, religion, class and political views—or is it based on something more enduring? This course will explore how our identity is merely imputed by consciousness. With this wisdom we can create an individual identity that is both liberating and empowering while cherishing and respecting people who identify themselves differently.

Link to UVic Web Page for More Information and Online Registration for A Buddhist Perspective on Identity


LOCATION


University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria BC

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