November 2, 2012
We are back into our regular Saturday practices, and the practice is sweet. Recently, a Sangha member who has only attended the Buddha house when a teacher has been present came to one of our regular practices. At the end she excitedly exclaimed, "Does this happen every week!?!" The answer is yes! Our practice format includes two sitting meditations and a walking meditation. Come and try meditating with the Sangha. You may find the group experience very rewarding.
It is exciting to see the number of registrations coming in for the Peaceful Mind, Open Heart retreat. If you would like to secure your space at the retreat, please send in your registration forms. More information about the retreat is below.
Saturday, November 3 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Regular Practice and recitation of Mindfulness Trainings
9:30 AM Yoga with Kelly
Saturday, November 10 from 10 AM - 12 PM
9:30 AM Yoga with Michael
Saturday, November 17 from 10 AM - 12 PM
9:30 AM Yoga TBA
Saturday, November 24 from 10 AM - 12 PM
9:30 AM Yoga TBA
Peaceful Mind, Open Heart
Mar 8-10, 2013
We are happy to announce that our Sangha is organizing our first weekend retreat!
Peaceful Mind, Open Heart: Meditation and Dharma for Busy Lives
with Dr. Cheryl Fraser
Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre
2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC
The Buddha was arguably the first psychologist. He taught us how to directly experience our minds, thoughts, and emotions. Through cultivating awareness of our mind, we can reduce distress and increase calm and happiness.
This weekend will focus on insight meditation and Metta practice. It will be a silent residential retreat with some guided meditation and Dharma talks.
Registrations with a deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque must be received by December 20, 2012. This guarantees the space at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre.
Space is very limited, so if you would like to attend, please send your registration forms in early.
Total Cost: $215
$50 non-refundable deposit due by December 20, 2012.
$165 post-dated payment for February 1st, 2013 for the remaining balance.
Please note that all deadlines are made by the Retreat Centre.
Registration forms are available at our Saturday Sangha meetings, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call Josephine at (250) 756-2127