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Vipassana Meditation Long Weekend Retreat
at Furry Creek
Friday – Sunday, August 2 – 4, 2014
With Brian Ruhe and Jack Liu
Practicing Breath, Loving Kindness, and Walking Meditation in the Theravada Forest Tradition.
Join Brian and Jack! It’s an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice with periods of silence, in a glorious inspired environment! We will be in a large, beautiful private house, at the very top of a hill, overlooking Howe Sound.
Stat Saturday 10:00am. Arrive beforehand. Wake up at 6:00 am with 6:15 am morning meditation. We will have three hour periods in the mornings and afternoons where you can practice walking meditation and sitting meditation for as long as you like. Retreat ends Sunday August 4, 4:00 pm. Retreat schedule is available.
There will be some Dhamma talks, discussions, guided meditations, and private interview slots to talk to a teacher if you want. We will have a light dinner with fruit and some other foods. This will be a mostly silent retreat which means no talking, unless it is during Dhamma talks. People can talk in their rooms or outside if they really want to.
Dress should be modest, comfortable, and you’re encouraged to wear white if you like. Bring your own sitting gear if you have it but chairs are available.
The retreat committee will arrange vegetarian meals for the group. We have a full kitchen; people can volunteer to cook and clean up. Notify Brian if you have diet restrictions.
The sleeping conditions in the house provide rooms with limited beds for women, and a carpeted room for men. Please bring your own mattress if need be. Retreatants need to bring a towel, sleeping bag or blankets and pillows. Bring a towel and your toiletries. Our maximum is 18 people overnight but more people can join us for the day. Please be prepared for snoring and bring ear plugs if you need them. If you snore please let us know.
860 Ocean Crest Dr
Furry Creek, BC
There is a facility fee of $70 which includes the building, hydro and food, which needs to be paid in advance using the PayPal button on the theravada.ca website, or by email banking or a cheque payable to Brian Ruhe to #104- 1960 West 7th Ave. Vancouver, V6J 1T1.
Plus, there is a suggested donation for both the teachers, in total, of $80. For just a day visit, the suggested donation is $20.
Donations are essential and gratefully accepted to support the continuation of these retreats in the future. The retreat is offered in accord with the tradition from the time of the Buddha that those who offer the teachings do not charge for their teaching. Dana, which means generosity, is the Buddhist practice of extending generosity in gratitude for the teachings.
A car pool is being arranged. Contact Brian if you need or can offer a ride.
Please let me know if you would like to help planning the retreat, getting food, preparing meals or encouraging silence at the retreat.
Brian Ruhe has taught Buddhism and meditation for 18 years. He follows Ajahn Sona in the Theravada Forest tradition at birken.ca. He is the author of two Buddhist books and several guided meditation CDs, which will be available.
Jack Liu has been a meditator for ten years and is a Ph.D. candidate on Buddhist meditation.
Brian Ruhe’s address: #104 – 1960 West 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1T1. Tel. 604-738-8475. Cell. 778-232-2282. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Liu email@example.com Cell. 604-499-6409