Posts Tagged ‘retreat’

The Metta Foundation: Insight Dialogue Retreat

June 14, 2010

Residential Retreat at Sea-to-Sky :: Aug 28 to Sep 3

“In Insight Dialogue, Gregory Kramer breaks new ground in applying the Buddha’s teachings to our lives, relationships, and meditative understandings … Drawing on years of experience leading Insight Dialogue retreats, Gregory has masterfully united the breadth of people’s mindful interaction with the depth of dharma fundamentals.” —Joseph Goldstein

The Metta Foundation has never before offered an Insight Dialogue retreat in BC. Many thanks to Lucy Leu, Judy Witheford and Raj Gill for organizing this. Details from Lucy follow.
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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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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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Sesshin with Sasaki Roshi

December 24, 2008

At 101 years of age, Joshu Sasaki Roshi is still teaching his unique brand of Zen. Michael Haederle offers us a rare look at this enigmatic master.

“You may hear bursts of gunfire or explosions during this sesshin,” the sign read. That gave me pause. Formal Rinzai Zen practice with Joshu Roshi was always intense, but gunplay had never before been part of the equation. As I read on, I realized that a movie was being shot in the neighborhood. It figured. Here in LA, reality and illusion mingle effortlessly.

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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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Zen Workshop: Conscience and Courage

January 15, 2008

image - Norman Fischer - from mrzc posterConscience and Courage:
with Zoketsu Norman Fischer and
Kakushi Kate McCandless

Friday, January 25, 2008
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Centre for Peace
1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver

An MRZC Special Event [details]
followed by
(and on Saturday and Sunday)
An MRZC Retreat [poster]

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Noah Levine in Vancouver • October 18–21

October 17, 2007

image - Noah Levine - from

[forwarded by Jennifer]

Meditation teacher Noah Levine will be visiting Vancouver this week and doing a number of talks and retreats. Noah, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Noah teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats throughout North America, as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Read the rest of this entry »

Hogen Bays: Two Truths • October 12-14

October 6, 2007

image - Hogen Bays - from Oct 2007 Hogen Bays Poster.docWeekend Zen Retreat
Hogen Bays

Friday October 12: 7 PM – 9 PM
Saturday October 13: 9 AM – 9 PM
Sunday October 14: 9 AM – 5 PM

Liu Center, UBC
6476 NW Marine Drive

$75 plus dana for the teacher

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