Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Introduction to Zen Meditation - Victoria Zen Centre

Now held in VICTORIA at Queenswood Centre 2494 Arbutus Road!

Mondays 7:00-9:30pm February 1-22, 2010

If you are interested in learning how to meditate, this is the course for you. For people that are seeking to reduce stress, clarify a busy mind, improve focus and awareness, boost immune function, improve sleeping patterns, or gain insight into the mental, physical, and emotional habits that are preventing you from living life fully, this course offers a gradual combination of study and practice, individual and group interaction, and personal guidance that will provide a strong foundation to experience the profound change that Zen meditation practice offers.

The fee for this four-week course is $295 and includes:

* Four weekly Sessions for a total of ten hours of class time.
* Small class size (max.8).
* A meditation cushion for each participant to keep.
* Course manual and supplementary materials.
* Teachings and group discussions on core aspects of Zen Practice.
* Peer Support.
* Chanting practice CD and Chant Sheet.
* The opportunity to become a member of the Victoria Zen Centre.

For program information and to register:

Visit our website.

or email

Monday, January 04, 2010

Meditation Retreat for New Meditators

Victoria Vipassana Community 2-day Non Residential Weekend Retreat For New Meditators
with Heather Martin on January 30 & 31, 2010 at Queenswood, 2494 Arbutus Rd., Victoria, BC

This special non-residential weekend retreat is being offered for those new to or unfamiliar with meditation practice. We will meet from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm each day at Queenswood, 2494 Arbutus Rd., Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Heather Martin will lead this non-residential weekend meditation retreat. Using a workshop format, she will provide a basic introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (also known as insight or vipassana meditation). The weekend will include periods of instruction, explanation, and practice, with ample opportunity for questions and clarification. Heather will describe both the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of this profound yet simple practice, which benefits us in many immediate ways. You will learn how to reduce the stress and anxiety in which we so often find ourselves, while increasing your well-being and inner calm, and ability to respond appropriately and kindly to each other. This retreat is offered particularly for those new to or unfamiliar with meditation, and for those who have some understanding of the practice, but would like a more thorough foundation.

For details on this retreat please visit: