Please join us this October-November for our 3rd annual Eightfold Path class. This will be an 8-week class in which we will explore each fold of the path and its application to daily life through readings, Dharma talks, group discussion, weekly reflections, and group meditation. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm, beginning October 4th. The class dates are: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/4 (Saturday half-day session from 9am to about 1pm), 11/8, 11/15, and 11/29.
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Half-day of practice on Saturday August 12 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.
I have lived on the lip of insanity,
wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
I've been knocking from the inside.
Buddhist Path to Love and Happiness - July 28 - 30 or August 2 at Breitenbush hot Springs.
You are not who you think you are. Beneath the habits of anxiety, self-hatred, addiction, anger and depression there exist within you oceans of ease, love, compassion and happiness. The ancient meditation teachings of the Buddha are effective ways to manifest these vast potentials. This silent retreat includes sitting, walking, movement and eating meditations.
We have a new weekly drop-in with Gary Sanders, Tuesdays 7pm-8.30pm in the PIMC living room.
Basic Flow: Introductions/check-ins, brief talk about the meditation, guided meditation, Dharma talk and discussion.
A half-day of practice on Saturday July 8 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.
People who think all the time are often very insensitive. They live in a world that is very beautiful in its own way, but there is no feeling in it....It is a matter of recognizing that the realm you live in is 'like this.'
Don’t go off sightseeing. The real journey is right here. The great excursion starts from exactly where you are.
You are the world. You have everything you need. You are the secret. You are the wide opened.
A one-day workshop with Joanna Macy, Aug 26th at PIMC.
Eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and Rilke translator Joanna Macy, PhD, is a visionary leader in the movements to heal our planet, reignite our interconnected humanity, and chart a meaningful path into the future for our children. The modalities in her "Work That Reconnects" encourage engaged spirituality and activism for the benefit of all beings.
Half-Day of practice on Saturday May 13th doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.
You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
Mountain Waters Retreat, Nelson BC with Robert, July 8-20, 2017.
You are capable of great wisdom, boundless love, true compassion, and deep-seated ease. And yet all to often our human experience is clouded by painful moods, mental compulsions, addictions, and difficult psychological scripts from the past. For thousands of years, people have used Buddhist meditation as a way of training the mind and elevating consciousness to free themselves from anxiety, self-criticism, depression, and fear.