Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The next Community Group Sit will be held:
Sunday December 7, 2008
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Helga Beer Yoga Studio
#202 - 1600 Bay Street (Shakespeare St. entrance)
Joan Glover will facilitate.
As well as an opportunity to sit together, a taped dharma talk will be presented. We will also have an opportunity to reflect and share our understanding of this talk.
Everyone welcome. By donation.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Introducing Buddhist Meditation" is the title of a day-long workshop to be held November 15 at Royal Roads University.
The formal practice of meditation has enormous potential to open our hearts to the whole range of experience we encounter in our lives.
Led by storyteller and teacher Margo McLoughlin, the course will combine an introduction to the history of Buddhism with an exploration of sitting meditation and walking meditation. The day will include time for discussion and reflection on the applications of mindfulness in daily life.
Facilitator: Margo McLoughlin, BA Linguistics, MA Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, is a writer, editor, storyteller, puppeteer, and researcher. Margo is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and a student of Buddhism for over twenty years, having practiced with Joseph Goldstein, Larry Rosenberg and other teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition. For three years she taught “Introduction to Insight Meditation” for the Harvard Buddhist Community. She was the Interfaith Chaplain with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass, leading interfaith healing services and a special storytelling series. Her research has included museum studies, comparative religion, Pali and Sanskrit.
Friday, October 10, 2008
"The Art of Being Human"
Shambhala Training Level I
Director: Mark Hazell
A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don't appreciate themselves.
-Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
Shambhala Training is a progressive series of weekend workshops that uses the wisdom of meditation to introduce students step-by-step into the path of working with one's mind in the context of everyday life. This program is founded on the belief that the practice of meditation can help people of all walks of life and followers of any spiritual tradition become more aware in their own lives and more compassionate and courageous with the world around them.
This program is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators. Please join us for talks, discussions and brief sessions of sitting and walking meditation.
Friday, October 31, 2008 starting at 7 p.m. (until about 9:30)
Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
And Sunday, November 2, from 9:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost $75.00 (seniors and students $60.00)
Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre, #1 - 2033 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, B.C. V8R 3Z7 (Located at the corner of Belmont Ave. and Pembroke St. in the former Belmont United Church building).
To register or inquire, please contact the Victoria Shambhala Centre via
Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John at 250-598-6433
Pre registration will ensure your space and will help coordinators prepare the space.
Don’t let a lack of funds stop you from inquiring about this program.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Learn to Meditate
Saturday, October 18, 9:00 – Noon
Meet your mind and your body on the spot during this three hour session which will include: periods of sitting and walking meditation, working with your mind and your posture along with discussions about the practice offered and your experience with it.
The practice being offered is Shamatha-calm abiding.
Everyone is welcome – no previous experience required.
Suggested donation for the program $10.
To register or for information contact John at email@example.com or by calling 250-598-6433
Shambhala Buddhism arose from the mind terma of the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a master within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
The Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies presents
“Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas”
With Silas Rosenblatt
and Dr. Jim Sacamano
Tuesday evenings 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(upstairs shrine room, sitting practice at 7:00pm)
October 28th, November 4, 11, 18 & 25
With an intensive day, Saturday Nov. 29th
In the Buddhist tradition having developed a powerful aspiration to attain enlightenment for the benefit of sentient beings one takes the vows of a Bodhisattva. Thus the spiritual path becomes a process of developing fearlessness and the open heart with which to engage the world. This course presents the six transcendent actions or paramitas of the bodhisattva path.
Dr. Jim Sacamano, founder of the Medicine Buddha program, is a senior teacher at our centre. An early student of Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. formerly his representative and teacher in
residence at Berkeley and in Halifax. Silas Rosenblatt. a student
of the Sakyong. Mipham Jampal Trinely Dradul Rinpoche. is a
meditation guide at the Victoria Shambhala centre.
Shambhala Community Study Programs cost $60 - $45
(sliding scale depending on your financial means)
To register: contact: David Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
#1-2033 Belmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8R 3Z7. 383-9108
Saturday, October 04, 2008
With Jack Kornfield as her guiding teacher, Joanne has been practising Buddhist meditation in
Retired from work as a business writing consultant, writer and editor, Joanne has focused on supporting
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2-day non-residential retreat
Date: October 25 & 26, 2008
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