Westminster Abbey Vipassana Weekend Retreat. January 17 – 19th
Join Brian Ruhe for a silent weekend of Vipassana Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy.
Happy New Year!! Make a New Year’s resolution! WMA is a Catholic Monastery in Mission about a 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver with 31 Benedictine monks and it’s a great place for a Buddhist meditation retreat! It is located at the top of a hill with trails through the forest. Last year we had our most peaceful and quiet retreat at this location. Groups can only come once a year so this is your one chance. Retreatants each get a private room with a private bathroom and the cost is excellent. $130 for two nights including vegetarian meals, plus a donation to the teacher. A car pool will be arranged. More details on web: theravada.ca.
DATE and LOCATION:
Friday, January 17th 7:00 pm to Sunday, January 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
Westminster Abbey Monastery www.westminsterabbey.ca
34224 Dewdney Trunk Road (604) 826-8975, Mission
COST: $130.00/per person, plus donation
We will go Friday evening to Sunday late afternoon, January 17 – 19th. There is no evening meal on Friday and you can arrive as early as you like. We will follow Buddhist monastic tradition and not eat after noon. So there will be no dinner on Saturday night unless you really need one, you can order for $5 more. We will have tea time with allowable snacks around 5:00 pm.
Our schedule will have meditation instruction, dharma talks, guided meditations, metta meditation, as well as silent sittings. We will have some extended periods in the mornings and afternoon where you can practice walking meditation and sitting meditation for as long as you like. Saturday night we will have a talk on aspects of Buddhism with an open group discussion and Q & A. Outside of talks we will observe noble silence.
Brian Ruhe is a former monk and has taught Buddhism and meditation for 17 years. He is a follower of Ajahn Sona at www.birken.ca .
This retreat is by donation (dana). The retreat is offered in accord with the tradition that the dhamma teachings are priceless and offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted and essential to support the continuation of these retreats in the future.
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