Sunday, April 29, 2007
Rev. Master Meiten is a monk in the Soto Zen tradition. She was born in California in 1926 and received her Ph.D. in psychology in 1952, after majoring in English and philosophy. In her profession, she practiced clinical psychology until 1972 when, following a personal tragedy, she went to an ashram for spiritual guidance. This was the beginning of her commitment to find a spiritual solution to the suffering she’d experienced.
In 1978, she continued her spiritual journey at Shasta Abbey in California, and received ordination as a Buddhist monk from Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett, the Abbess and Founder of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. The spiritual tradition followed at Shasta Abbey and world-wide at other Temples of her Order is known as Serene Reflection Meditation.
In 2000 Rev. Master Meiten was named a Master of the Order. All of her spiritual training has helped her to the growing realization of her spiritual quest: how to bring an end to the suffering she’d lived with for much of her life. Through Dharma talks, meditation instruction, study groups, and spiritual counseling, she offers others the teaching and practice which have changed her life.
Friday June 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday June 9, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday June 10, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Hosted by the Vancouver Island Zen Sangha at : Sleeping Dog Farm and Retreat Center, 1506 West Burnside Rd. Victoria
For the retreat, participants are requested to be present for all three days. The retreat is in silence except during dharma talks. There will be instruction in meditation - both sitting and walking - meditation practice, and dharma talks. Participants are requested to bring a cushion or chair and a bag lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Overnight accommodation is not provided for as a part of this retreat, but limited space is available at the retreat centre by booking yourself. (see sleepingdogfarm.ca).
There is no fee for this weekend retreat. Donations are gratefully accepted. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
INFO/REGISTRATION: Pamela @ 544-4338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 06, 2007
Know Thyself ♥ Love Thyself ♥ Heal Thyself
An Invitation to Buddhist Healing Tradition
For those seeking to heal themselves, or to assist in the healing of others.
For beginners or long-time practitioners of meditation.
In pursuit of healing, we will learn and practice both Meditation and the Medicine Buddha Sadhana, a profound teaching on medicine and healing from the Tibetan Vajrayana Tradition.
Please join us for 4 Monday nights (7:30 pm-9:00 pm)
starting April 16, 2007
Cost: $40 – practice materials included
The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
2033 Belmont Avenue
Please call 383-9108 for more information or registration
This is storytelling for adults at its most satisfying.
Margo is a student of the Pali language and a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School. She has performed her own translations of these wonderful stories in many parts of the world, from Vancouver Island to New England, and from Hawaii to Burma. Each afternoon will feature stories on specific themes (spiritual friendship, wise leadership, and living in the light of death). There will be opportunities for reflection and discussion following the storytelling.
If you are interested in attending, please register before April 15th.
Cost: $45.00 + GST
Course Number: PEMS1189
To register, call 391-2600, ext. 4801 or visit
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Please contact the Centre no later than Friday April 20th if you would like to attend.