Nanaimo Buddhist Meditation Group
Buddha House is open for meditation Saturday mornings. Please arrive with time to get seated by 10:00. Newcomers to meditation are very welcome to join us.
Please visit our website at:nanaimobuddhistmeditationgroup.org
Last Week's ReadingFollowing the Breath
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment.
Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I know
as the in-breath goes deep,
the out-breath grows slow.
Breathing in makes me calm.
Breathing out brings me ease.
With the in-breath, I smile.
With the out-breath, I release.
Breathing in, there is only the present moment.
Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.
Present moment, Wonderful moment
Sangha News and EventsZen Master Thich Dieu-ThienZen Master Thich Dieu-Thien and her western assistant nun are coming to give a teaching on Saturday, October 31st from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, November 1st from 2 to 4pm in English.
They came last year and gave us a very clear and deep teaching, understanding of life, and some practical approaches to be happy and peaceful. The resident monk Tai Haian invited them for our Sangha.
Everybody is welcome!
Donations for the teacher would be welcomed.
You are invited to stay for lunch after the teaching. Tam from the Vietnamese community has generously offered to make us all lunch after Saturday's teaching.
Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice and understanding of the dharma.
Learn more about them here: www.universaldoor.org
Business MeetingEvery second Saturday of every second month, we will hold a business meeting.
The next meeting will be Saturday, November 14th. Everyone is welcome to join. The meeting will be held after the regular meditation practice.
Community EventsMonday MeditationRiver of the Heart Sangha meets at 5 pm on Mondays. The group practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The format is opening, introductions, meditation (chanting, guided meditation, silent meditation), offering of teaching and Dharma sharing. The offering of teaching varies week to week. Everyone is welcome to attend. Drop-ins are welcome. The location rotates, please contact Nadine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-591-7590 for the current locations.
The Heart Sutra: The Heart of Dharma with Lama Mark WebberThursday, December 3rd - Sunday December 6th
The Heart Sutra: The Heart of Dharma. Essentials of Buddhist Meditation and Compassion.
Lama Mark Webber will be teaching from the Heart Sutra during this mini-retreat.
* Thursday and Friday evenings 7:00pm at the Rotary Field House, Nanaimo.
* Saturday at 10:00am and 2:30pm in Duncan.
* Sunday empowerment and teachings at 10:00 am in Duncan.
More details can be found at: islanddharma.com under Classes and retreats
Thanks for everyone's support in keeping the Buddha house open for meditation practice For information about teachings and retreats with Island Dharma please subscribe to the Island Dharma newsletter by emailing: IslandDharma@shaw.ca