Wednesday, June 25, 2008

8th Annual Buddha In The Park

Buddha In the Park 8th Annual 3 Day Retreat in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Tenting and RV set up available, Community Kitchen during the three days of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 25 - 26 - 27th JULY. Reservations to:
How Many Buddha's, Oneness of the Person and the Law, The Wisdom Teachings of the Lotus Sutra, 40 topics for research, study and discussion. Personal Empowerment, Spiritual Development, Meditation and more.
The Buddha's teachings are always free, donations based on ability and value received most appreciated.
Mahayana Nichiren Tradition, 3 Days for You.
Visit for information and directions.
Namaste, Nam-MyoHo-Renge-Kyo
Respectfully, Henry, Buddha Guide Teacher,Author

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shaambhala Art Part One

Shambhala Art part one:
Coming to Your Senses
July,12th 7-9pm, July 13th 9-5pm
W/ Charles Blackhall & Hamish Tucker
Cost $45, lunch included

To be genuine the creative process requires that we first perceive our world directly before we can represent it in an art form or use it as a launching pad for expression. Are we sensing things as they are, or just as we think or imagine they are?
Shambhala Art Part One explores the nature of our perceptions and how our thoughts influence what we perceive. We will learn through meditative discipline and exercises, the source of creativity and the meaning of pure expression. We will learn that when our senses including our mind are synchronized, that our expression becomes vivid, possessing greater richness and accuracy.
Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative and viewing processes from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us.

Please do not let finances prevent you from participating
Shambhala Art is good for Artists, Art viewers, and all people interested

To Register or enquire please email
Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
#1-2033 Belmont Avenue • Victoria • BC • V8R 3Z7 • 383-9108

“When your visual and auditory world is properly synchronized and you have a sense of humor, you are able to perceive the phenomenal world fully and truly. That is talent; Talent comes from the appreciation of basic beauty and basic goodness arising from the fundamental peace and coolness of dharma" CTR


Monday, June 23, 2008

Meditate & Destroy a film on Noah Levine

Meditate and Destroy is an 81 minute feature documentary on meditation teacher and author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, Noah Levine. After a self-destructive adolescence of criminal activity and substance abuse, Noah is now a devout Buddhist. This provocative documentary provides a personal portrait on this unique individual by showing how he uses his punk rock sensibilities to teach others the path of spirituality and community service in urban centers around North America.

Meditate and Destroy features interviews with Jack Kornfield, Ajan Amaro and Stephen and Ondrea Levine.

Tattoos, motorcycles and Buddha are featured in this hard hitting look at how Buddhism has a place in the world of punks. This edgy, but serious documentary provides an intimate account of how Noah has utilized Buddhism to guide him from a life of addictions, self-destruction and violent behaviors to a place of insight.

Not to be missed!!!!! Very exciting to have this film shown in Victoria.

Sarah Fisher the director will have a Q&A after the screening.

After the screening stay for 3 AMAZING BANDS!!!!!!

49th Peril from Vancouver

The Easy Brothers from Vancouver


The Mags!!!! from Victoria

July 6th @
Lucky Bar
517 Yates St.

$10 suggested donation - no one turned away for lack of funds.

Pema Chodron: practicing Peace in Times of War

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
presents a summer series of video teachings

“Practising Peace in Times of War”

A DVD series with Pema Chődrőn and Richard Reoch
(recorded in California, July 2007)

Tuesday evenings, July 1st through August 19th, 2008
7 pm to 9 pm

Explore the importance of meditation in finding peace and nonaggression in one’s heart, as well as its relevance in the world. These teachings are suited for those new to meditation, as well as those who have been practicing for years.

July 1st The Buck Stops Here
July 8th Cultivating Non-Violent Mind
July 15th Leaning In and Natural Openness
July 22nd Effective Social Action
July 29th Natural Warmth and Compassionate Abiding
August 5th Groundlessness as the Source for Strength
August 12th Meditation Instruction (Richard Reoch)
August 19th Meditation Instruction (Richard Reoch)

No registration required – $5.00 donation per session will help to support our Centre – Thank You!

Pema Chődrőn is an American Buddhist nun in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton N.S. She is the author of many books, including The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, and When Things Fall Apart.

Richard Reoch is the President of Shambhala International. He is a former public information officer of Amnesty International, the editor of Human Rights: The New Consensus, and he compiled the official manual on combating torture for the Organizational for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He is also a trustee of the Rainforest Foundation and chairperson of the International Working Group on Sir Lanka.