Mini Vipassana Retreat Sunday March 16
by donation with Brian Ruhe
Sunday, March 16, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday March 16, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Join Brian Ruhe for this day long vipassana meditation retreat. We’re now back to our series of monthly meditation days. This is a good prep for our weekend retreat coming up March 28 – 30.
The day will be balanced with lectures, silent walking and sitting meditation, loving kindness, some guided meditations, discussions, tea and a pot-luck lunch with a full kitchen. We’ll have Q & A periods. Beginners are welcome but they should be prepared to sit for 45 minutes at a time.
Bring your own cushion if you want one. Some will be provided and chairs are there. You are free to use your own techniques. You are free to come for just part of the day if you need to. You can plan for lunch at 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Please bring a pot luck item to share. Fridge, stove and microwave is available.
Near the entrance to Granville Island. At the only stop light, turn right (east); it’s three buildings away. 1465 Lamey’s Mill Road, buzz 57 – 5th floor lounge.
For readings, the theme is Chapter 2 of my book, called “How to Meditate” which is linked here to my website: http://www.theravada.ca/wp-content/Chapter-2.pdf . You can read this if you have time but it’s not essential. We will discuss it at the retreat.
Please reserve in advance by emailing Brian. For questions please email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 604-738-8475 or cell. 778-232-2282. At the retreat I will have my cell on before the start to help you, but then it will be turned off. Website: theravada.ca
The retreat is offered in accord with the tradition that the dhamma teachings and practice together is considered priceless and offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the continuation of these retreats in the future, and Brian’s life mission. Dana is the Buddhist practice of extending generosity in gratitude for the teachings.
There is free parking all day on the street, only on Sundays, on Lamey’s Mill Road. This includes the small parking lots along the road so you can keep going until you find a free spot.
For extra practice and study, two videos from the February 16th retreat are linked here:
- How to Sit
Rationalism vs. Emotion in Buddhism
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 courses around Vancouver. Brian says “Meditation means directing the mind.” His latest book is “A Short Walk On An Ancient Path – A Buddhist Exploration of Meditation, Karma and Rebirth,” and will be available for $15, plus his guided meditation CDs for $15.
Be brave! Sit all day!! We hope to see you on the cushion!
- Brian Ruhe author of | A Short Walk On An Ancient Path
| and Freeing the Buddha www.theravada.ca | email@example.com
youtube.com/user/BrianRuhe c. 778-232-2282 hm. 604-738-8475