Monday, October 10, 2011

Victoria Insight Meditation Society Presents:

Two Day Non-Residential Retreat with Joanne Broatch

What Were You Thinking!

Working with Thoughts and

Transforming Afflictive Patterns

Saturday & Sunday,

November 12 & 13, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Goward House

2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC

To Register - Click here

About Joanne:

With Jack Kornfield as her guiding teacher, Joanne Broatch 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, Diamond Heart, Process Painting, Spiritism, and etheric healing in Brazil. Retired from work as a business writing consultant, writer and editor, Joanne has focused on supporting the growth of sangha in Western Canada.

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 $40 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.

To Register - Click here

Two to three days after you have completed the online registration form you will receive more detailed information by email about the retreat. If you have difficulty with the form or have questions, please email us at here.

Thank you,
Joyce Elliott, Retreat Registrar

"We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world...

...Speak or act with a pure mind

And happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.

...Your worst enemy cannot harm you

As much as your own thoughts, unguarded."

Excerpt from the Dhammapada

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