Date & Time Details:
Program starts at 3:30 PM on September 13th
Program ends at 1:00 PM on September 17th

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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How to Transform our Life with Lamrim Meditation

With Gen Kelsang Zopa

September 13 - 17, 2024

Hosted by: Bodhichitta Centre; Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

Sometimes when we meditate, we find that we’re just going through the motions—our practice doesn’t move our heart. We may feel that our meditations aren’t working and become a bit discouraged. Perhaps the problem is that we are trying to bake a cake without first turning on the oven! Effective meditation requires the power of our faith and wisdom to be fully turned on. Most importantly, we need to identify the object of our Lamrim meditation correctly so that it appears clearly to our mind.

What is the Lamrim?

Lamrim is a Tibetan term that literally means “the stages of the path.” It is a special organization of all Buddha Dharma that is easy to put into practice, so that we can quickly make progress on the path to enlightenment.

In this retreat we will have an opportunity to improve both the quality of our meditation (technique) and the quality of our understanding of Dharma.

Our meditations will be taken from The Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche (pages 64-135). We will be using the prayer booklet “Prayers for Meditation”. Instructions will include:

Essential steps in preparing our mind for powerful meditation.
How to generate the actual object of Lamrim so that our meditation functions correctly.
How to remember the object of meditation throughout the day so that our life becomes a spiritual path.

Join us and learn how to empower your meditation practice so that steady and gentle progress can be made day by day on the stages of the path to enlightenment.

Teacher

Gen Kelsang Zopa
Gen Kelsang Zopa is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria (Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre).  He is a Canadian Buddhist monk who has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years. He teaches introductory classes, Foundation Program, Teacher Training Program and conducts retreats on Vancouver Island.  Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Learn more about Gen Kelsang Zopa