Friday, April 29, 2011
"Brilliant Moon" is a documentary on the life of Dilgo Khyentze Rinpoche. This is a 60 minute film and is available at Pic-A-Flic Video. 328 Cook St.
I have seen the film and I recommend it to anyone interested in Buddhism or the History of Buddhism in the West.
The trailer for the movie is on YouTube.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Victoria Vipassana Community Presents:
Saturday, April 30, 2011
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
With Margo McLoughlin
2495 Arbutus RoadVictoria, BC
In this one-day retreat, Margo McLoughlin will guide participants to consider how mindfulness and generosity work together on our spiritual journey. What does it mean to practice generosity and why is it considered the first step on the Buddhist path?
This retreat is open to both beginners and students with more practice experience.
Margo McLoughlin has been practicing in the Insight tradition of Theravada Buddhism since 1986. She is currently in training to be a Community Dharma Leader through SpiritRockMeditationCenter in Woodacre, California. As a storyteller and writer, Margo brings a deep appreciation of the role of metaphor, in the form of stories and poetry, to enlivening and inspiring our practice.
Cost: The Buddha's teachings are considered to be priceless. In keeping with the teachings and spirit of generosity or dana, we offer this retreat on a donation basis. The suggested donation for this retreat is $20 to cover the cost of facility rental, and other organizational expenses. A basket will be placed at the registration table for your donation. Any money collected above the costs of the retreat will go towards other VVC programmes.
No one will be refused for lack of funds; please give whatever is affordable given your means.
We will also set out another basket for you to offer dana for the teachings and the teacher who has shared them with us. We will speak about the practice of dana for the teachings during the retreat.
Once you have completed the registration form (see below) you will receive more detailed information about the retreat.
Link to Registration Form:
Brian Chapel, Retreat Registrar
Thursday, April 07, 2011
- Elder Seishin Susanne Ledingham
Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:30 AM
May 7-28, 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.