Classes for 2013
Heavenly Messengers: New Program for Advanced Practitioners
Fall 2013 to Fall 2015. Heavenly Messengers:
Awakening through Illness, Aging and Death is
a collaboration between the Spirit Rock
Meditation Center and the Metta Institute.
Heavenly Messengers is a two-year program designed to develop our spiritual practice through an in-depth personal exploration of illness, aging and death and expressing our understanding through compassionate action.
Applications due May 1, 2013 . For more information and admission criteria, visit www.spiritrock.org/heavenlymessengers firstname.lastname@example.org | 415.488.0164 #233
Online Dharma Program, begins May 3
The Program is 36 weeks long and consists of 3 modules, each module is 12 weeks. It is run on dana (free will offerings) and is particularly suited to those who have some meditation and Dharma experience and who are looking for ongoing support post retreat.
If you feel it would be helpful to have more support for your daily life practice of Dharma, we encourage you to sign up for our Sacred Mountain Sangha Online Dharma Program which begins May 3rd. You can access more details here You can also write the Program Director Sumedha at email@example.com to ask more about the course or to sign up. From tomorrow Sumedha will be sending out the Welcome Message with guidelines for the course, so we can still take sign ups during this coming week. There will also be a conference call with Kittisaro & Thanissara at 12pm EST on May 5th, details are included in the Welcome Message.
If you want to participate please do contact Sumedha straight away to give her time to make sure you are on the list.
Beginning Vipassana Meditation
Location: Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Learning Resource Centre
Date: May 8 to June 5, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Judy Witheford will be offering meditation classes for beginners on five Wednesday evenings from May 8 to June 5, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, at Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Learning Resource Centre. Mindfulness Meditation aims to free the mind from negativity and confusion. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, we gradually accept both pleasurable and painful aspects of life with balance. This leads to wisdom and compassion, changing the way we relate to life.
Participants are asked to commit to all 5 classes. Please register online or at Britannia before the first class (course # 41905.201BR). Cost is $65.00.
First Steps: A Daylong Meditation Retreat for Beginners
Brian Williams facilitates a daylong workshop for newcomers to meditation and Buddhist practice, at a relaxed pace with an emphasis on kind awareness. With a mix of discussing basic Buddhist principles and practicing seated and walking meditation, the intention is provide a gateway into greater awareness, acceptance, and compassion. This is intended to be a welcoming/safe space for people of all backgrounds, including people of colour and people from LGBTQ communities. There is no need to be Buddhist or to abandon existing beliefs/practices to participate in this retreat.
Location: Mountain Rain Zendo, 2016 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
See full details at http://briandeanwilliams.com/2013/02/27/first-steps/
Day of Mindfulness
Please come and join us for a day of silent sitting and walking. A wonderful way to support your practice. Led by Community Dhamma Leaders, Karen Lawrie and Pari Ruengvisesh. Cost: $15 (pay at the door).
Location: Mountain Rain Zen community space, 2016 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC (just off Dundas, between Nanaimo and Victoria). Bus service on #4 and #7 lines. Unmetered street parking.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
To register, please e-mail Karen or call her at 604-565-0379.
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