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Friday, March 02, 2012
Four Kinds of Liberation: Insight Meditation with Pascal Auclair 2-day Non Residential Weekend Retreat Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25th, 2012 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road Victoria, BC
Online Registrations Open: Click on Form (Scroll to bottom of the page on this link)
With the intention of fostering freedom and fluidity in our lives, we will investigate aspects of our lives where we get stuck, where rigidity occurs and clinging tends to rule. Pascal will help us explore how we can find more ease by releasing the holds the following have in our lives: pleasure & displeasure, views & opinions, conventions, and the ‘me-I-mine-moi’ sticky-part-of-life. Ehipassiko! Come and see for yourself! This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Sitting and walking meditations will be alternated.
Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, studying with revered Asian monastic and lay Western teachers. Pascal is co-founder of True North Insight Meditation Centre (Quebec and Ontario) and teaches in Canada, the USA and Europe. With his warmth and humour, Pascal is a much appreciated teacher.
“Pascal Auclair is a wonderful teacher. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. I’m delighted that he is now sharing his dharma understanding.” Joseph Goldstein, meditation teacher and author, co-founder of IMS, Mass.
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 $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 Victoria IMS programmes.
We will also set out another basket for you to offer dana for the teachings and the teacher who has shared them with us.
Please fill in the form at http://victoriaims.org/?p=2923 (Scroll down) Within 2 – 3 days of completing the registration form you will receive more detailed information about the retreat.