Karma and Rebirth Meditation
by donation, with Brian Ruhe
following the Theravada Forest tradition
Sunday July 29th, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Bring a pot-luck lunch to share and join us for a balance of, silent sitting, walking and loving-kindness meditation, with talks and discussions on a core concept in Buddhism: karma and the round of rebirths. Karma is defined as intentional actions and we’ll look at the results of karma. Rebirth is the Buddha’s teaching that when you die you immediately take rebirth in some other form. This is going to be interesting!
I have about a dozen You Tube videos on this subject. Here is a link to one:
Why People Believe in Karma & Rebirth, or Not
Our retreat will be held in a spacious, quiet meditation area in the bright common room at the top of a Co-op with an outdoor deck and a serene view over False Creek. You are free to use your own techniques. Expect mostly meditation with sitting for 30 – 40 minutes and walking meditation for 15 minutes. Beginners are welcome.
Chairs will be provided at the venue. If you prefer to sit on the floor, please kindly bring your own sitting gear (meditation mat and cushion/bench).
Twin Rainbows Co-op, 1465 Lamey’s Mill Road, Vancouver
Buzz 57 not #57 – for 5th floor lounge, Tel: 604-739-1465
There are two buildings; be sure to go to 1465, near the entrance to Granville Island.
You are free to come for just part of the day if need to. You can plan for the pot-luck lunch around 1:00 – 2:00 pm. You can buzz and come or go at anytime and enter quietly if people are meditating.
For questions please email Brian at email@example.com or phone him at 604-738-8475. At the retreat he will have his cell on, before the start, at 778-232-2282. Website: theravada.ca
BY DONATION (DANA)
This retreat is by donation (dana). The retreat is offered in accord with the tradition that the dhamma teachings are priceless and offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the continuation of these retreats in the future and Brian’s work supporting the dhamma.
Brian Ruhe is a former monk and has taught Buddhism and meditation for 16 years. He is a follower of Ajahn Sona at www.birken.ca and the author of two meditation books and guided meditation CDs, which will be available. For info and other courses: theravada.ca or 604-738-8475.
On Sundays there is free parking all day on Lamey’s Mill Road and in the small parking lots along it. The cost is $8/ day at Easy Park on Lamey’s Mill Road at Casting St. West of Fir Street, on 1, 2 and 3 Ave. there is free parking in about 25% of the space. Pay parking is available for $15/ day at the signed parking lots on Granville Island. Parking around The Granville Island Hotel is 3 hrs only, as well as the road leading up to it, 3 hrs only.
NO PRE-REGISTRATION OR FEE REQUIRED. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.