Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Interfaith Symposium

Free Admission, Everyone Welcome, Reconciling the Existence of God and Human Suffering. Saturday, 22nd January, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo.... Six Keynote speakers from various faiths in an effort to bring harmony and understanding between different faiths. 3:00 PM to 7 PM.
Come for part of or all of. Details www.islamevents.ca

Elton John Tickets Fund Raiser

Our Nichiren Retreat Garden & Peace Centre, a Buddhist Community is offering an opportunity for Best Seats in the Arena for ELTON JOHN Concert, 14th February. We are hosting an Auction, check out www.penlan.com for details and make your BID, Bid often. Winners announced February 5th.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Orientation to Zen Buddhist Practice - Victoria Zen Centre

"For over twenty years I had read book after book on the subjects of Zen and Buddhism, but somewhere in the back of my mind I knew all that reading was not enough. I was not DOING. The 'Orientation to Zen Buddhist Practice' course was that huge nudge I needed to get myself truly participating and practicing."
- Elder Seishin Susanne Ledingham

Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:30 AM
January 22 - February 12, 2011
Victoria Zen Centre – Sooke

Discover the impact that consistent practice can have on and in your life! This course was designed by our abbot Ven. Eshu Martin, and is aimed at providing the support necessary for you to put an end to excuses, and to begin a stable and life long transformative practice through Zen Buddhism.

The fee for this four-week course is $395 ($295 for Associates) 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 registrar@zenwest.ca.