Monday, May 25, 2009

May 29: "Peace Begins With Me" workshop

Below is a message I received recently from my family doctor, who is Buddhist and teaches meditation. I thought it might be of interest to folks in the Mahasangha so am posting it here with his permission.

I can't attach the PDF poster he refers to, so have pasted it in as a small image below at the end of his email. You can click on the poster to see a larger image. If you want more information or a copy of the poster to put up, contact Dr. Sherman at

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Subject: "Peace Begins With Me" workshop at UVic
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 23:50:11 -0700
From: Mark Sherman

Dear VCHC members,

As part of the SpiritHeals Conference at UVic from May 29-31, I will be facilitating a pre-conference workshop called Peace Begins With Me. The 3 hour workshop will focus on mindfulness meditation as a practice and way of life to bring peace to you and to your relationships. We will review material from the Creating Inner Peace courses I have facilitated and then widen the circle to look at how our inner peace affects outer peace in our relationships, our communities, our environment, and our world. The workshop is meant to be experiential with lots of opportunity for practice, and is open to everyone.

The workshop will take place on May 29th from 1:30-4:30pm. Please see the the attached poster for more details on how to register, and please do forward this poster to friends or family who might be interested and/or print a copy to post at your workplace or community center.

The SpiritHealsconference is an incredible opportunity to learn about the relationship of spirit and health and will have several reknowned speakers present. Check out the website when you have the opportunity

I hope that you are able to make this important workshop, and I look forward to seeing some of you there! Thank you for your help in spreading the news of this workshop!

with joined palms.


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hello out there,
Thanks for the posts, much appreciated.
On the subject of peaceful action..
There is a Shambhala meditation weekend (Level 1) in Nanaimo June.12-14 2009.
To register email Or visit