Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring Three-day Sesshin - Salt Spring Zen Circle


The Salt Spring Zen Circle, which practices in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, will be offering our annual spring three-day sesshin. The retreat is non-residential and everyone is welcome to attend at the Gatehouse, Stowel Lake Farm.

Sesshin begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 and ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.

The cost is $80 for the entire sesshin, including all meals. Separate donations (dana) for teachings by Nanfū Peter Levitt are gratefully accepted.

We do our best to arrange billeting for off-island visitors on a first come first served basis, so please register early.

To register please contact our Registrar, Ann Colburn at For further questions or information call or write Rowan Percy, Co-ordinator, at 250-537-2831 or

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sundays with Pema

Sundays With Pema
at the Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

4 Sunday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Feb 21, Feb 28, (then a 2 week break) Mar 21, Mar 28

Pema Chödrön is one of the shining lights of
Shambhala known for her warmth, wisdom and wit.

Please join us for this 4-part video series – Sundays in February and March. There is an evening introduction – a talk given by Ani Pema shown after the 7 pm practice on Wednesday, Feb 17. There is no charge for the introduction.

Smile at Fear - Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
This DVD series is from a retreat led by Ani Pema Chödrön at Omega Institute, based on the book by Chögyam Trungpa and edited by Carolyn Gimian (Shambhala Publications 2009.)
Meditation instruction and group practice are included in our meetings.
“The teachings presented in this book are transformational—and especially relevant today, when so many of us are facing uncertainty and anxiety. Chögyam Trungpa shows us how to uncover our innate strength, confidence, and joy under any circumstances.” Pema Chödrön
Cost for non-members is $50. or $15. per session (cheques to Victoria Shambhala Centre)
This program is complimentary for dues paying members. You need to register.
Register soon to reserve your place - Contact Tatiana at

The Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
2033 Belmont Avenue (at Pembroke)