Class: Mindfulness meditation: Waking up to the truth 2019nov5mrz

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Mountain Rain Zen Centre

2016 Wall Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 1B1

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In this 7-week meditation class, we will explore the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.

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The Four Noble Truths are among the core teachings of the Buddha. Deeply understanding the nature of suffering leads to the possibility of freedom from suffering. In this class we will explore the truths that make up our human predicament.

This class will have a mix of guided meditation, discussion, and interactive exercises; the intention is to engage with the teachings both intellectually and experientially, to begin to embed them more deeply into our lives.

This class is most suitable for people with some familiarity with meditation, rather than as an introduction to meditation.

The classes start on Nov 5 and run through Dec 18. Both you and the group will benefit if you commit to coming to all sessions. The registration fee (deposit) helps us cover rent and other BCIMS operating expenses. At each session there will also be an opportunity to offer dana to the teachers--no suggested minimum donation.

Adrianne Ross, a retired family physician, has been involved in meditation and healing since 1976. She has been practising Buddhist meditation since 1984. Her spiritual journey has also included contemplative inquiry practices (Enlightenment Intensives and Diamond Approach) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Trained by Jack Kornfield (in 1998), Adrianne is influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravadan tradition, as well as Tibetan (Mahamudra and Dzogchen) practice. She teaches classes, weekend and residential retreats in Canada and the US. She is involved in teaching and mentoring students in the Dedicated Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Programs from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, as well as the UCLA Mindfulness training program.

Rachel Lewis began retreat teacher training at IMS in 2017, having completed Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program in 2012, as well as the Dedicated Practitioners Program in 2010. She has spent over 470 nights on silent retreat since 2003, including two 3-month retreats. She has taught at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women and in Vancouver since 2011, as well as via her alter egos Buddhist Hulk and Bhante Mixalot. Rachel’s paid work at VCH is only barely related to her physics PhD. Her interest in bringing music into meditation practice led her to develop a songbook of Buddhist music for choirs.

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2016 Wall Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 1B1

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