Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

Ayya Medhanandi at Langara on Tuesday, July 13

June 8, 2010

The Friends of Thailand Society and the Langara Asian Studies Department present

The Joy of No Opinions

Ayya Medhanandi reflects on suffering, its causes, liberation and the way to freeing our hearts, drawing from her experiences as a Buddhist nun over the last 23 years and more recently as a bhikkhuni practicing in the Theravada tradition.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Doors open at 6:30pm … talk 7:00pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130) [directions]

Admission by donation
Open to all
No one turned away for lack of funds

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Meditation in Prisons :: BPF Meeting :: Dec 7

November 18, 2009

image - BPF Logo - Small … link to
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 … 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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Freedom Sit in Stanley Park :: September 27

August 24, 2009

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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]

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]

Beginning Anew: a Day of Mindfulness

March 7, 2009

A Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday March 15, 2009, 8:45 am – 5 pm

– vegetarian lunch provided
– near Granville & 16th
– by donation

To register, please contact Harreson: 604 787 8672
harreson [at] mindfulnessvancouver [dot] org
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Matthieu Ricard in Vancouver: October 24-25

October 17, 2008

image - Matthieu Ricard - on“What I discovered never called for blind faith. It was a rich, pragmatic science of mind, an altruistic art of living, a meaningful philosophy, and a spiritual practice that led to genuine inner transformation. Over the past thirty-five years, I have never found myself in contradiction with the scientific spirit as I understand it – that is, as the empirical search for truth.”

Matthieu Ricard – in Happiness

Matthieu Ricard will give two free public talks in Vancouver this month, one at the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Society on Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm, and one the next day at The Ridge at 1:30pm.

Meditation for World Peace

September 27, 2008

Sunday :: October 19 :: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
note the date change (because of Thanksgiving)
and then leave a comment here, or call Kristin:
604 872-0431

Ayya Medhanandi in Vancouver :: November 1 – 4

September 19, 2008

Sat Nov 1, 2008
Where Peace Begins

Sun Nov 2, 2008
Aspiration for Life

Mon Nov 3, 2008
Intention, Right Speech and Social Responsibility

Tues Nov 4, 2008
Torah and the Triple Gem

please make cheque donations payable to Sati Saraniya Hermitage – a registered charity
(no minimum amount to receive a tax receipt)

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