Upcoming Practices and TeachingsSaturday,
July 21, 2012 from 10 AM - Noon
If you have never been to a regular practice session, why don't you give it a try?
The opening format is the same as when we have teachings. Additionally, we do a twenty minute sitting mediation, a ten minute walking meditation, and a second twenty minute sitting meditation. This is followed by a Dharma circle with tea.
You may find that group practice is very rewarding!
Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10 AM - Noon
Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10 AM to Noon
TBA - This may be a Dharma teaching by Dr Fraser.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 AM to Noon
Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 9 AM - 3 PM
Mindfulness Workshop with former monk Vien Dinh
Vien Dinh was a monk for 15 years in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of the Chan Nguyen Monastery in Langley, BC.
In addition to Dharma teachings, Vien Dinh will take us through sitting and walking meditation, and deep relaxation. We will also eat our meal in mindfulness.
The suggested registration contribution is $25* (includes $5 for food).
*Please note that the Dharma is free and is open to all. Contribute what you can when you register ($0.00 to $100, or whatever feels good), and attend this wonderful day with a happy heart.
Space for this event is very limited. To receive a registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration deadline for Sangha members (You, if you receive this newsletter!) is Saturday, August 11th at noon. After this point, the general community will be able to register through to August 13th at 5 PM.
Note that due to this special occasion, there will not be a regular practice this day.
Community EventsFour Foundations of Liberation Retreat with Dr Cheryl Fraser July 27 –31
Location: The Hermitage on Denmon Island
More information may be found at The Hermitage's website.
SPECIAL NOTICE Michael has offered to coordinate carpooling. If you would like to carpool, please contact Michael at CHAITANYA@shaw.ca
40 Kennedy Street events
Mindfulness Practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Mondays from 5 - 6:30 PM
Dharma Books, Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM
The book currently being studied is The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
For more information about Kennedy Street happenings, please email Maggy at Maggy.MacDonald@viu.ca