Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two Day Non-Residential Retreat with Joanne Broatch

Joanne Broatch

For New and Experienced Meditators

October 30 + 31

at Sleeping Dog Farm,

1506 Burnside Rd. W., Victoria, BC

About Joanne Broatch:

With Jack Kornfield as her guiding teacher, Joanne has been practising Buddhist meditation in the Theravadan tradition since 1980, and teaching since 1994. Her spiritual journey has included inner work with humanistic psychologists of the 60's and 70's; later, Diamond Heart work and Process Painting; and more recently investigating Spiritism and etheric healing in Brazil. She is particularly interested in the importance of faith and lovingkindness in physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Retired from work as a business writing consultant, writer and editor, Joanne has focused on supporting the growth of sangha in Western Canada, especially in smaller communities in the west. Now semi-retired as a dharma teacher, she teaches retreats, groups and classes primarily in British Columbia and Western Canada.

More info at: http://victoriavipassana.org/?p=722

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Teaching and Orientation to The Medicine Buddha

Mon November 1st: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon November 8th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon November 15th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon November 22nd: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon November 29th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Teaching and Orientation to The Medicine Buddha

In this unique program, we will explore the practice of Medicine Buddha, or Menla. The object of this practice is to contact the essence of health that is fundamental to ourselves, pervades the universe and is the heart of all healing.

Medicine Buddha practice has been offered in Victoria, at the Shambhala Centre for the past 10 years. The object of this practice is to contact the essence of health that is fundamental to ourselves, pervades the universe and is the heart of all healing. Through deity practice in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage, we not only achieve benefit for ourselves, but we actually cultivate the potential to benefit others - by doing these practices, we also benefit the environment and all sentient beings. Our regular sessions (1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 7:30-9:00 pm) include movement, meditation, MedicineBuddha practice (in English), and discussion of texts related to healing and Buddhism. Although this practice comes to us from the Tibetan Buddhism tradition, it is ecumenical in that it may be practiced by people of all faiths and spiritual orientations.

For the 5 Monday evenings in November 2010, we will continue the tradition of presenting and practicing the Medicine Buddha teachings to the community. We welcome everyone who has a desire to explore Medicine Buddha as a deep and personal method of global healing.

To Register show up at the door.

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre
#1 - 2033 Belmont Ave., Victoria, BC V8R 3Z7
Tel. (250) 383.9108

Email: victoria.shambhala@gmail.com

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Awakening Joy" - An Evening with James Baraz

Victoria Vipassana Community Hosts ….

“Awakening Joy”-

A Evening with James Baraz

James Baraz

Thursday, October 7

7 – 9 p.m.

Garry Oak Room

1335 Thurlow Road

Everyone Welcome!

Seating Limited to 100 people

By donation

About James Baraz: James Baraz has been teaching meditation since 1978 and the Awakening Joy course since 2003. He leads retreats, workshops and classes in the U.S. and abroad and is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

James is co-author with Shoshana Alexander of Awakening Joy, a new book based on the course. In addition, James is on the International Advisory Board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He lives with his wife in the Bay Area, has two sons and three grandchildren.

About Victoria Vipassana Community: Victoria Vipassana Community is dedicated to supporting the practice and study of Vipassana or Insight Meditation through weekly community Sunday sits, non-residential retreats, study group and dharma walks.

Additional Info: http://victoriavipassana.org or victoriavipassana@gmail.com

Upcoming Hollyhock Workshop:

Awakening Joy - with James and Jane Baraz

Develop your natural capacity for well-being and happiness
Location: Hollyhock Retreat Centre – Cortes Island
Dates: October 1 – 6
Info: Hollyhock

Monday, September 13, 2010

Workshop on Nature of Mind

Ven. Lama Jampa Tenzin of the Victoria Buddhist Dharma Centre will lead a workshop at the Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island, Oct. 10-15, on The Pure Nature of Mind.

World Peace Day - Tuesday 21 September

What is your Community doing to celebrate World Peace Day this year, Tuesday 21st September. The United Nations theme for 2010 is Young, Peace and Development.
Your are invited to attend Peace Ceremoney at Chemainus Citadel 11 AM, across from Waterwheel Park. Read a Poem, say a few words, beat a drum, meditate, your voice heard for local, community and world peace.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meditation in Everyday Life

The Way of Shambhala:

Meditation in Everyday Life

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support mindfulness meditation can become part of one’s life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity.

Taught by Lee and Marty White

Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00

September 23 & 30, October 7, 14 & 21

Suggested Fee: $75.00 general; $50.00 for those who have completed Shambhala Training Level I (our generosity policy applies)

Victoria Shambhala Centre

1- 2033 Belmont Avenue

Victoria, BC V8R 3Z7


To register go to www.victoria.shambhala.org and click on the Way of Shambhala (Meditation in Everyday Life) heading on the right side of the page, or leave a message on our voice mail.