November 29, 2012
Buddha House Reopened and Other Notes
The flooring in the meditation hall has been replaced, and we are back to our regular location. Thank you Josephine for opening your home for the Sangha during the construction. We greatly appreciat your generosity.
Dr. Cheryl Fraser will be back on Saturday, December 22. We look forward to her return to her teachings after her three month retreat.
On December 22, we will also be having our winter pot luck and get together after our morning session. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, and a $10 gift for a gift exchange game. Our pot lucks and get togethers are a wonderful time to build connections within the Sangha.
There are only 21 days to get your retreat registration in. There is still some space available, so if you wish to attend this wonderful weekend, please bring your registration form to one of our Saturday meditations, or mail it per the instructions on the back. You can receive a registration form at our meetings, or you can request one by emailing email@example.com.
Saturday, December 1 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Regular practice with recitation of the five mindfulness trainings
The Buddha House
Please note: there will be no yoga at 9:30 AM
Saturday, December 8 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Saturday, December 15 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Saturday, December 22 from 10 AM - 12 PM
_Teaching with Dr. Cheryl Fraser**
Please note: Our winter pot luck and get together will follow our meeting.
Saturday, December 29 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Peaceful Mind, Open Heart
Mar 8-10, 2013
There are 21 days left to register! To ensure your spot, please submit you registration as soon as possible.
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.