The Sure Heart's Release
11/5/2017 - 4:00 PM at Asian Centre, UBC, (1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2) (Map It)
Online Registration Open - click button below
This is a non-residential weekend retreat: Friday: 7:15PM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 9AM-4PM
In this retreat, we'll explore the gradual steps laid out by the Buddha that lead to the sure heart's release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, the understanding of absolute and conventional reality, and the stages of insight knowledge that lead to nibbana. The teachings will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw's "Manual of Insight", as newly translated and recently published by Wisdom Publications. These inseparable and mutually reinforcing Dhamma understandings cultivate unshakable faith in the efficacy of the Buddha's teachings to experience unconditional happiness and peace.
The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. People of all walks of life are welcome.
Kamala Masters is one of the founders and teachers of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui. She teaches retreats in the Theravada tradition at venues worldwide, including being a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts. Practicing since 1975, her teachers have been the late Anagarika Munindra of India and the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma, and Sayadaw U Tejaniya of Burma with whom she continues to practice. Kamala has a commitment to carrying and offering the purity of the teachings of the Buddha in a way that touches our common sense and compassion as human beings, and allows the natural inner growth of wisdom. She lives on Maui where she raised four children, and is now blessed with five grandchildren. Kamala practiced both insight and loving kindness meditations intensively under the guidance and preceptorship of Sayadaw U Pandita, in the USA, Australia and in Burma as a nun and a lay woman.
Scholarship Donation: During registration you will have the option of providing a donation to the BCIMS scholarship fund.
Cancellation Policy: For cancellation 7 days or more before the retreat, the registration free will be refunded less $25. For cancellation within 7 days of the retreat no refund will be given
Assumption of Risk and Release: By registering for this retreat I confirm that I have reviewed and agreed to the following terms and conditions: I assume all risk of damage or injury that may occur to me while practising mediation at the BC Insight Meditation Society retreat and while moving about the facility at which the retreat is being held. In consideration of being accepted as a retreatant for this meditation retreat, I release and discharge BC Insight Meditation Society, and its agents, from all claims resulting from my participation in the meditation retreat.
Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants 7 days prior to the retreat. Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.
Unforseen Circumstances: If unforseen circumstances arise, the BC Insight Meditation Society reserves the right to change the teacher presenting the material.
Teacher Dana: Fees cover retreat organizing costs only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teaching may be given at the retreat.
Fees: The full weekend fee of $95 allows us to continue to offer these retreats. To assist with this retreat being available to all who are interested, BCIMS offers a reduced fee for young adults under 30 and those on low incomes. If you have questions or require additional financial assistance to attend this retreat please contact the Registrar using the button below.
|Full Weekend - Young Adult or Low Income . :||$50.00|
Any questions? Contact us
Register and Pay Now --OR--
Apply for Scholarship