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Breitenbush Retreat with Robert

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.

QiGong Workshop July 8

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.'
Ajahn Sumedho

QiGong Workshop June 10

4 hours of quiet movement and peaceful sitting with Jim Dalton.  We have all been too busy this spring.  Let's pause and slow down.
 

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.

Taking Heart in Troubled Times

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.

QiGong Workshop May 13

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

Transforming your Life with Love and Silence

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.

The Basics of Mindfulness

A six week series on the heart of mindfulness practice, starting Thursday May 11th 2017 at 6pm, taught by Doug Pullin.

"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different. Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will). Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't)." - James Baraz