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Brian RuheCourses and Retreats on Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation are humbly provided by Brian Ruhe. Brian has been a practicing Buddhist for twenty-three years and spent seven months as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in 1996. Brian has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the Vancouver area since 1996 and trains in the Theravada Forest Tradition. If you would like to support Brian Ruhe’s work and You Tube videos, you can send a donation (dana) here.

Brian Ruhe is a long-time Vancouver teacher of authentic Buddhism, not the sugar-coated sentimental kind often marketed in North America. He is clear and engaging, not to mention a nice guy.

-Douglas Todd, Spirituality and Philosophy, Vancouver Sun

Brian is also the author of two books on meditation titled “A Short Walk On An Ancient Path – A Buddhist Exploration of Meditation, Karma and Rebirth” and “Freeing the Buddha“. There are also guest teachers and visiting monks. If you would like to be on the email list please email Brian.

Some people prefer a one-on-one meeting over a group setting. Brian is available for spiritual coaching for $50 / hour, in person, by phone or Skype.

Brian can  be reached through email, telephone or regular mail through the Contact page.

Ongoing Monday Meditation Group in Kitsilano

In Kitsilano, Vancouver on Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:00 pm with Brian Ruhe. By donation, at Vital Health Wellness Centre 1855 West 4th Ave. at Burrard St. Take the 4 or 7 bus; stops right there!

45 minutes of meditation, parts guided, parts silent. Dhamma talks on different topics. Time for questions and discussion. Ask any question!

It is recommended that you take one of Brian’s courses first. Location, as of August 25th 2014, we have been promoted from Brian’s apartment four blocks away to:

Vital Health Wellness Centre

1855 West 4th Ave. at Burrard St.

For info call Brian 778-232-2282 cell. or http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/monday-night-buddhist-meditation-with-brian-ruhe-tickets-12800798533?aff=eorg

 Email: brian@theravada.ca

www.theravada.ca

meetup.com/vancouvermeditation

Following the Theravada Forest tradition

of Ajahn Chah, at forestsangha.org

You will learn to practice breath meditation, body sensation and loving kindness (metta), plus study aspects of Theravada Buddhism. Guest speakers as well.

The format for meetings is:

1/2 meditation

1/2 dharma talk and discussion

After, social time with tea. Hang out in this big, special space provided by owner Heidi Henderson and meet some cool fellow meditators and spiritual seekers!

Meditators can leave after any part, if they want.

You may download this book for free, as a study aid:

With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation

Book by Ajahn Thanissaro

Download for free as a study aid for sitting group. PDF at

http://watmetta.org/ go to Dhamma

go to Texts

Or go directly to

www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/EachAndEveryBreath_v130123.pdf

With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation. A new breath meditation manual by Thanissaro Bhikkhu drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation — which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in detail many of the points that the Buddha left in condensed form. A page has been added to this site with download links to all of the .mp3 dhammatalks referenced in this manual: With Each & Every Breath audio files.

Please help make this ongoing group a success by joining us and passing this invitation on to your friends. This group is best for people who have taken one of Brian’s courses first, or have meditation experience but beginners can come if they like.

By Donation (Dana)

This meditation group is supported by donation (dana) in accord with the tradition that the dhamma teachings are priceless and offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted and essential to support the continuation of regular sittings in the future.

May you be well, happy and peaceful…

FALL 2014 – COURSE SCHEDULE

Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

Brian Ruhe – Instructor

Cell. 778-232-2282

Email: brian@theravada.ca

Website: www.theravada.ca

 

Langara College at Vancouver School Board

To register call 604-323-5322

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for Well Being

John Oliver High 530 East 41st. Ave.

Saturday October 18th 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  #70969   $59.

 

False Creek Community Centre

1318 Cartwright Street. Register at 604-257-8195 or http://falsecreekcc.ca/

Mindfulness Meditation & Buddhist Philosophy

Wed, 6:30pm–8:30pm

4 classes, Sep 24–Oct 15                      $64

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Minfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction

Sat. November 1 – 8   10:00 – 12:00 noon  $35

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Vipassana Meditation & Buddhist Philosophy

Tuedays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

4 classes, Nov 25–Dec 16                    $64

 

West End Community Centre

870 Denman Street

To register call (604) 257-8333 or

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/west-end-recreation-programs.aspx

Mindfulness Meditation – Stress Reduction

Thurs. 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

1 free class, Sep 25–Sep 25

Thurs. 6:30pm–8:00pm

10 classes, Oct 2–Dec 4

$102.00   $13.00 Drop-in

 

Buddhist Philosophy

Thurs. 8:00pm–9:00pm

10 classes, Oct 2–Dec 4

$80.00   $12.00 Drop-in

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Vipassana Meditation – Mini Retreat

Find out what goes on at a 10 day Vipassana retreat.

Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

1 class, Nov 15                     $45

 

Coal Harbour Community Centre

480 Broughton Street. Call 604-718-8222 or http://westendcc.ca/coal-harbour/

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being

Saturday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 $32

2 classes, Nov 1 – Nov 8

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Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews. Call 604-713-1800 or http://roundhouse.ca/programs/adult/

Mindfulness Meditation: The Power of Now
Tues | Oct 21-Nov 25 | 6:30-8:30pm | $80/5 sess. No class Nov 11

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Buddhist Philosophy and Vipassana Meditation

Sat | Nov 22-Nov 29 | 10am-12pm | $35/2 sess

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Burnaby School Board. Burnaby South High

5455 Rumble Street. To register call 604-296-6901 or register online:

http://www.burnabyce.com/cgi-bin/waa1gate.exe?WAA_PACKAGE=iCou5&WAA_FORM=ShoCou&x_WEB=H3&x_FR=BrCat#Cou001

Buddhist Philosophy & Vipassana Meditation

Wednesdays Oct 29 to Nov 26 x 5 sessions

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm  #0306                   $69.

 

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive. Call 604-925-7270

Mindfulness Meditation for Stress

Tuesdays Sept. 30 – Oct 21 x 4 sess.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                                 $109.

http://westvancouverrec.ca/fall-winter/adults-19-years/learning/meditation/mindfulness-mediation-stress

 

Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tel: 604-984-4901 or register online:

https://csee.capilanou.ca/shop/continuing-studies/mindfullness-meditation-for-stress-reduction-201435-93053/

Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction

1 Saturday Oct 25th  9:30 am – 3:30 pm                    $99.

 

Delta School Board. To register 604.940.5550

Delta Manor Education Centre 

4750 – 57 Street, Ladner

Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Meditation

Sat. Sept. 27th 9:30 am – 3:30 pm                      $49.

Register online: https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/connectandlearn/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

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Mindfulness Meditation

Saturday November 22  9:30 am – 3:30 pm    $49.

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Ongoing Weekly Drop-in Meditation Group. By donation.

Vital Health Wellness Centre 1855 West 4th Ave. Van.

Mondays  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Contact Brian 778-232-2282

 

Brian Ruhe was a Buddhist monk in Thailand and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for 18 years. Brian has taught thousands of people at temples, colleges and Adult Ed. courses around Vancouver. His latest book is “A SHORT WALK ON AN ANCIENT PATH” available for $15 or as an Amazon eBook for $7.99. Guided Meditation CDs $15.

Brian is also available for one-on-one counselling for $50/ hr.

 

Following the Theravada Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah at forestsangha.org

Brian is also the Organizer of

http://www.meetup.com/vancouvermeditation

See 350+ You Tube videos of Brian Ruhe and others, on all aspects of his courses at:

http://youtube.com/user/BrianRuhe

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2014 SUMMER COURSE SCHEDULE

Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

Brian Ruhe

Instructor

 

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West End Community Centre

870 Denman Street

(604) 257-8333

Vipassana Meditation Mini-Retreat

Saturday July 19

9:30 am – 3:30 pm $45.

Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction

Thursday July 31 x 4 weeks

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $64.

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Vipassana Meditation Weekend Retreat at Furry Creek Saturday – Monday, August 4-6

With Brian Ruhe and Jack Liu

Practicing Breath, Loving Kindness, and Walking Meditation in the Theravada Forest Tradition.

$70 facility fee plus suggested donation of $80. For details see theravada.ca

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Ongoing Weekly Meditation Group

In Kitsilano on Monday nights, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. By donation. It is recommended that you take one of Brian’s courses first. We will do breath meditation practices, body sensation and loving kindness (metta), plus study aspects of Buddhism, with questions and discussion.

Location at Brian’s place:

#104 – 1960 West 7th Ave. Buzz 104

You may download this for free, as a study aid:
With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation

Book by Ajahn Thanissaro. PDF at:

www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/EachAndEveryBreath_v130123.pdf

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By Donation (Dana)
This meditation group is supported by donation (dana) in accord with the tradition that the dhamma teachings are priceless and offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted and essential to support the spread of the teachings.

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Brian Ruhe was a Buddhist monk in Thailand and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for 18 years. Brian has taught thousands of people at temples, colleges and Adult Ed. courses around Vancouver. His latest book is “A SHORT WALK ON AN ANCIENT PATH” available for $15 or as an Amazon eBook for $7.99. Guided Meditation CDs $15.

Contact:

Tel. 604-738-8475, 778-232-2282 cell.

Email: brian@theravada.ca

www.theravada.ca

Following the Theravada Forest tradition

of Ajahn Chah, and Ajahn Sona at the Birken Forest Monastery www.birken.ca .

Brian is also the Organizer of

http://www.meetup.com/vancouvermeditation

See 350+ You Tube videos of Brian Ruhe and others, on all aspects of the courses at:

http://youtube.com/user/BrianRuhe

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Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation 2014 Spring Course Schedule
Brian Ruhe – Instructor

Vancouver
Vancouver School Board
To register call (604) 713-4550

Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction
John Oliver High 530 East 41st. Ave.
Saturday May 10th
9:30 am – 3:30 pm $59.

Vipassana Meditation for Stress Reduction
Education Centre 1580 W. Broadway
Saturday June 14 – 21
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm $49.


West End Community Centre

870 Denman Street
(604) 257-8333

Vipassana (Insight) Meditation – Stress Reduction
Thursday April 24 x 4 weeks
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $64.

Buddhist Philosophy and Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday May 22 x 4 weeks

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $64.

Living Fully – Preparing for End of Life and Beyond

From a Buddhist perspective, gain an understanding about death and rebirth, giving aid to the dying, preparing the mind with meditation, transferring merit to the departed, and living life fully. Learn what scientists have found in their research into life after death. Course includes breath and loving kindness meditations. Instructor is a former Theravada Buddhist monk and author. Drop-in $17.00, space permitting.
Instructor: Brian Ruhe

Thu Jun 19-Jun 26 7:00-9:00pm
45705.202WE $32/2 sessions
Meeting Rm 2

Coal Harbour Community Centre
480 Broughton St.
To register 604-718-8222
Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being
Saturday May 24 – 31
10:00 am – 12:00 noon $32.
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New Westminster Senior Secondary
835 Eighth Street
To register call (604) 517-6345

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being

Wednesday May 28th x 3 weeks
7:00 – 9:00 pm $45.

Ongoing Weekly Meditation Group

In Kitsilano on Monday nights, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. By donation. Please email beforehand because the day can change. It is recommended that you take one of Brian’s courses first. Location at Brian’s place:
#104 – 1960 West 7th Ave. Buzz 104

Brian Ruhe was a Buddhist monk in Thailand and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for 18 years. Brian has taught thousands of people at temples, colleges and Adult Ed. courses around Vancouver. His latest book is “A SHORT WALK ON AN ANCIENT PATH” available for $15 or as an Amazon eBook for $7.99. Guided Meditation CDs $15.

Tel. 604-738-8475, 778-232-2282 cell.
Email: brian@theravada.ca
www.theravada.ca

Following the Theravada Forest tradition
of Ajahn Chah, and Ajahn Sona at the Birken Forest Monastery www.birken.ca .

Brian is also the Organizer of
www.meetup.com/vancouvermeditation

See 350+ You Tube videos of Brian Ruhe, on all aspects of the courses at:
youtube.com/user/BrianRuhe

 

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