Class Dates
JAN4, 11, 18, 25
FEB1, 8, 15, 22
MAR1, 8, 15, 22, 29
APR5
Tuesdays · 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
with Bruno Alves

Location: ONLINE · Greater Vancouver

Cost: $15/class | No cost for members. Attending multiple classes each week? Click to become a member and save!

**Until further notice, all classes are ONLINE ONLY.**

Our Tuesday class offers a practical and easy to understand presentation of Buddha’s teachings which can help us cope with even the most challenging problems.

Each class starts with a short guided breathing meditation, followed by a teaching on how to transform your mind, and concluding with a meditation to set up your week.

These classes are designed as independent in-person and online “drop-in” classes but greater benefit and understanding naturally arise through coming regularly (see schedule & topics below).

Everyone is welcome!


CLASS SCHEDULE & TOPICS
JANUARY | LEARN TO MEDITATE
January 4, 11, 18, 25

Meeting Dharma, Buddha’s teachings, opens us up to an entirely new life trajectory. It gives us access to profound insights into how we can scientifically change our thoughts in order to change our relationship with yourself and our world.

Meditation is the method to take the teachings deep within our mind, so that we begin changing right now. Learning, and re-learning how to meditate is therefore vital. The most important thing when it comes to meditation is that we love doing it. If we do, we’ll keep making room for it in our busy lives, and then it’s only a matter of time before our practice will bear fruit.

Join Bruno Alves for this 4 week series and leave with:

  • A clear understanding of what meditation is and how to meditate for best results
  • Four different meditations you can use today
  • How to use meditation in your daily life.

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FEBRUARY TO APRIL | HOW TO CHANGE NEGATIVE PATTERNS OF THOUGHT
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 5

Happiness and suffering are merely states of mind. So if we are to experience the happiness we all long for we must learn to how to connect with that state of mind and not the ones that causes us so much pain.

Part of this process entails identifying our negative patterns of thought so that we can begin to learn to let them go. This will allow us to actively replace those painful thoughts with the positive states of mind that lead to happiness.

In this series we will explore how we can identify and let go of such pain-inducing patterns of thought such as anger, jealousy, obsession, anxiety and more. Buddha called such minds ‘delusions’ because they are characterized by exaggeration, which leads to them being both unpeaceful and unreliable. Currently, we believe the harmful stories these minds are telling us, both about ourselves and the world. These stories are wrong.

Using the special meditation on the nature of the mind, we will learn how to recognize early on when we are under the influence of these harmful minds so that we will not entrust ourselves to them, but rather let them go. Changing such negative patterns of thought is hugely liberating and will open us up to a whole new joyful and creative way to experience our lives and our relationships.

Weekly Themes:

February 1: Recognizing Negative Patterns of Thought
February 8: Letting Go of Anger
February 15: Dealing Skillfully With Unpleasant Feelings
February 22: Obsessing – Mistaking Where Happiness Comes From

March 1: Jealousy Vs. Rejoicing
March 8: Opening up Denial and Repression
March 15: Insecurity Vs. Confidence
March 22: Freedom from Fear
March 29: Ignorance: the Root Delusion

April 5: Freedom from Ignorance

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COVID GUIDELINES

**Until further notice, all classes are ONLINE ONLY.**

According to the Provincial Health Officer (PHO):

  • Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
  • Indoor organized seated gatherings can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater.
  • There are no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor and worship services(such as for chanted prayers in person at the centre).
  • If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately.

Bruno Alves has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many years. He is a student on the Foundation Program and loves sharing the benefits of Buddhism and meditation and how practicing Buddha’s teachings can transform our life. He is a sincere and committed practitioner, known for his kind-hearted and practical approach.


Cost: $15/class | No cost for members. Attending multiple classes each week? Click to become a member and save!

If you have any inquiries please email: info@kmcvancouver.org


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