Class Dates
SEP6, 13, 27
OCT4, 11, 18, 25
NOV1, 8, 15, 22, 29
DEC6, 13
Tuesdays · 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
with Bruno Alves

Location: Commercial Drive · Kadampa Meditation Centre - Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion

Cost: $15/class or register per series | No cost for members. Click to become a member and save!

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
September: The Peace of Inner Strength – Finding Stillness & Balance
4-week series
COST:  $15 per class, $48 per series (free for members)

Life can be quite challenging. Things don’t always go the way we want them to and people often don’t do what we want them to do. If we are depending upon external situations and others to make us happy, we will often find ourselves quite vulnerable, dealing with great disappointment, discouragement, grief and anger.How can we find and maintain inner strength that is stable and unwavering? How can we find deep inner protection when everything is going wrong around us?

Through training in meditation. The purpose of meditation is to make the mind peaceful and calm. When our mind is peaceful, we are content, regardless of the external situation.

In this series, Kadampa teacher Bruno Alves will provide practical tools to gain actual experience in connecting with our own limitless potential for inner peace, clarity, and inner strength.

Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.

September 6: The Logic of Feelings
September 13: Letting Go of the Narrative
September 20: Transforming Perceptions
September 27: Becoming More Intentional

Registration

Pre-register for the series and save HERE.
For individual classes, please pay at the door.


October: Habits of Happy People
3-week series
COST:  $15 per class, $36 per series (free for members)

Is the attainment of happiness as complicated as we make it? Is it true that happiness depends on success, reputation, looks, or possessions?The reality is that none of these things can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class, we will explore how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and kindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.

October 4: Understanding the Causes of Happiness
October 11: Detaching from Negative Thoughts
October 18: No class – closed for the International NKT Fall Festival
October 25: Developing Mindfulness & Focus

Registration

Pre-register for the series and save HERE.
For individual classes, please pay at the door.


November: Dealing with Difficult Emotions
5-week series
COST:  $15 per class, $60 per series (free for members)

Painful emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger stop us from being able to truly enjoy our life. Often we feel stuck or paralyzed by our negative states of mind and simply do not see any way out.Buddha skillfully explained that our lives will not materially change if we do not develop inner peace and let go of our negative emotions. But to develop such a state of inner peace we need to investigate the actual root of painful emotions. Only through meditation are we able to fully understand how to get rid of negative emotions and to cultivate positive states of mind.

In this series, teacher Bruno Alves will give us practical methods for dealing with our painful emotions and show us how we are ultimately able to eliminate them all together.

Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.

November 1: Dealing with Anxiety
November 8: Dealing with Anger
November 15: Dealing with Depression
November 22: Obsessive Thoughts
November 29: Dealing with Overwhelm

Registration

Pre-register for the series and save HERE.
For individual classes, please pay at the door.


December: Being Kind to Yourself & Others
2-week series
COST:  $15 per class, $24 per series (free for members)

Many of our problems arise from being too hard on ourselves and others; learn ways to think differently!In this 2-class series, we’ll discover how to stop obsessing about being perfect and how to be gentle with ourselves and others instead.

Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.

December 6: The Science of Keeping Calm
December 13: The Perspective that Changes Everything

Registration

Pre-register for the series and save HERE.
For individual classes, please pay at the door.



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.


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


Commercial Drive
Loading Map…