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Course Schedule


Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

Brian Ruhe



Vancouver School Board

To register call (604) 713-4550

Buddhist Philosophy and Mindfulness Meditation

John Oliver High 530 East 41st. Ave.

Tuesdays July 8 x 4 sessions

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm $84.

West End Community Centre

870 Denman Street

(604) 257-8333

Buddhist Philosophy and Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday July 3 x 4 weeks

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $64.

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.

Nobel Learning Academy

#13-1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Van.

Mindfulness Meditation Course – drop in by donation. Taught in English with Chinese translation.

Thursdays June 26 – July 31

10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Info call Brian.



Vipassana Meditation Weekend Retreat at Furry Creek

Friday – Sunday, July 4 – 6

With Brian Ruhe and Jack Liu

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

$50 facility fee plus suggested donation of $60. For details see theravada.ca


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:


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.

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


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


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


4 Responses to “Course Schedule”

  1. Debbie says:

    I am interested in learning more about Buddism and the practice.
    Thank you,


  2. Arron Sturgeon says:

    Dear Brian,

    In my previous m-mail I asked questions that I now realize are answered in the extensive resources on your website! Sorry to burden you with annoying questions because you seem to have your plate full. I would like to do a retreat in Vancouver. I will keep my eyes peeled when you announce your 2013 schedule. Once again, thank you for your great work!


    Arron Sturgeon

  3. Brian Ruhe Brian Ruhe says:

    Winter 2013 courses will be printed soon:

    Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy
    $49 Mondays Jan. 7 – 21, 2013
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Kitsilano Community Centre,
    2960 Larch Street at 10th Avenue
    To register call (604) 257-6976

  4. esther says:

    Hi Brian

    We spoke the other day about the stress
    reduction meditation course. Can I just come on
    August 7 to the Learning Academy. North van or do i need
    to pre register.
    I am unable to come on July 31.
    Thank you.

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