Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy :: Jan 8

November 25, 2009

image - FSGV logo - from fsgv.ca … link to fsgv.caFamily Services of Greater Vancouver invites you to a

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY WORKSHOP by Dr. Mark Lau – Winner of the Scientist-Practitioner Award [link]

Friday, January 8 :: 9:30am to 12:30pm :: at the
Unitarian Church :: 949 West 49th Avenue
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Maia Duerr: The Jizo Chronicles

November 19, 2009

image - maiaphoto - from jizochronicles.wordpress.com … link to http://jizochronicles.wordpress.com/ Maia Duerr, former executive director of BPF and a great help to Vancouver BPF in getting us going, wrote:

Hi there good folks at Vancouver BPF,

Thought you might be interested in a new blog I have started on socially engaged buddhism — see http://jizochronicles.wordpress.com/

all the best,
Maia Duerr

Thanks, Maia. We’ll follow your posts there. Vancouver BPF


Meditation in Prisons :: BPF Meeting :: Dec 7

November 18, 2009

image - BPF Logo - Small … link to vancouverbpf.wordpress.com/about/
Meditation in Prisons: a follow-up discussion with Bridget MacKenzie and others involved in bringing meditation practice into BC prisons

Monday, Dec 7 :: 7:00–9:00pm
Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway, Vancouver

Please join us to find out more about Vancouver BPF and to connect with others interested in contemporary social issues and action. The meeting will open with a short meditation followed by introductions and discussion.


The Dhamma Brothers: Meditation in Prison

October 10, 2009

a documentary based on personal transformation in prisons, where eastern philosophy and meditation are not widely practiced

Am Johal [context] will moderate a panel discussion on it with:

Gabor Maté – physician, writer, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction [bio]
Alison Granger Brown – recreation therapist at the Fraser Valley Institution
Anila Ann McNeil – Tibetan Buddhist nun and prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons
Bridget MacKenzie – prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Monday, 16 November 2009
Doors open at 6:15pm … film 7:00pm … panel 8:30pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130)

Admission by donation BUT RSVP to reserve a place;
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds;
all money raised will go to prison support groups: to Freedom Project Canada and to Women in2 Healing;
RSVP – Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment below

***Note the six paragraphs on The Dhamma Brothers in this recent prison dharma article.

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Noah Levine in Vancouver :: October 2–4

September 19, 2009

image - Against the Stream - from www.dharmapunx.com … link to www.dharmapunx.comNoah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, counselor and author (Dharma Punx, Against the Stream). He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers in both the Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions.

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Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves :: 9/22

August 30, 2009

image - Ian Prattis - from Zuru Ling posterAn evening with Zen teacher Dr Ian Prattis …
author of Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves

Tuesday, Sept 22 :: 7:00-9:00pm
Zuru Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre
318-336 East 1st Avenue

604 874-7655 :: by donation

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*These are Word documents. The text they contain is copied below.
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Freedom Sit in Stanley Park :: September 27

August 24, 2009

image - logo - from bigskyfreedom.org

bigskyfreedom.orga Vancouver community in the tradition of nonviolent anarcho-Buddhism

First Sit: Sunday, September 27 in Stanley Park from 1pm to 2pm at the Brockton Oval [details]


Getting It So Wrong: Arsenic in the Water

August 6, 2009

“Now, decades after the first arsenic alerts were sounded, Bangladeshi authorities and Unicef are finally testing the tube wells in order to gauge the extent of the contamination.

“Their task is a daunting one. It will take longer to test all of the tube wells than it took to dig them.”

Al Jazeera [article] Google [search]


Imagine Peace: Oneness Day Petition

July 26, 2009

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Oneness Day Petition – The Text

I declare:

1. That the message We Are All One, inter-related, inter-connected and inter-dependent … [link]


The Dhamma Brothers :: Thursday, August 6

July 13, 2009

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Many thanks to Awake in Action, hosts for this screening of The Dhamma Brothers on Thursday, August 6. Doors open at 5:45pm, program starts at 6:00pm. By donation. [details]