Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A week long retreat at the Victoria Shambhala-Buddhist Centre

The practice of sitting meditation slows our torrent of thoughts and distractions and uncovers the stable, clear and potent quality of our mind. Adapted from the month-long Shambhala dathun, the city weekthun is an opportunity for us to connect deeply with meditation while relating it directly with our regular life. Beginners and seasoned meditators, as well as meditation practitioners of any silent tradition, are all welcome.
The week will include meetings with meditation instructors, short talks, contemplative lunches, and plenty of time to let your mind rest from the hectic pace of life. Full participation in the program will count toward the dathun requirement for Enlightened Society Assembly. Two consecutive sessions per day can be counted as the requirement for Shambhala Guides. To receive credit toward your dathun you must register for this program and attend all three sessions all seven days.
Practitioners of all levels are invited to join in this week of spacious mind, for the entire week or one or more full days. Please, no partial days.
Daily schedule: Friday, December 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM; and Saturday, December 28 – Friday, January 3:
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Opening chants and meditation
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 4:30 PM: Meditation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Tea
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Meditation and closing chants
Suggested price: $300.00. Generosity Policy applies by prearrangement.
Questions ? contact: Chris Bauman at:  breathinglady@gmail.com