$25 – $30

Class: The mind in balance: the seven factors of awakening: feb25mrz

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Mountain Rain Zen Centre

2016 Wall Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 1B1

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Cultivate a mind that stays balanced and harmonious through all life's ups and downs.

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This is an 8 week class each tuesday from Feb25th to April 14th.

The seven factors of awakening is the Buddha's teaching on the mental qualities that, in combination, create the clarity of mind that leads to freedom from suffering. In this class we will explore each of these factors and how to strengthen them in our meditation practice, as well as how they play out in everyday life.

This class is most suitable for people with some prior experience in meditation.

It is our intention that these classes be welcoming and accessible to people of all backgrounds, abilities, races, and genders. Please email wakeupalready@gmail.com if you have any questions.

This 8 week series begins on Feb 25 and runs through April 14. 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; the teachers are not paid by BCIMS for their time. At each session there will also be an opportunity to offer dana to the teachers--no suggested minimum donation.

This series is taught by Jason Leslie and Santa Aloi, with support from Adrianne Ross.

Jason Leslie has been practicing for over 15 years and has experience in both the Tibetan and Vipassana Buddhist traditions. He has completed Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioners Program (2015), has sat a number of long retreats including one three-month retreat, and has been leading meditation groups and classes since 2008. He has been authorized by Adrianne Ross to teach classes in the Vipassana tradition and currently runs the Gen X / Millennial weekly sit. His main dharma teachers have been Adrianne Ross, Tempel Smith, Pascal Auclair, and Beth Sternlieb in the Vipassana community, and Rodney Devenish (Karma Kunsang Rinpoche) in the Kagyu Tibetan tradition. He practiced as a lawyer in Vancouver for many years and is now pursuing a PhD in law at UBC.

Santa Aloi has practiced in the Vipassana tradition for over 20 years. She has sat many long retreats and has completed Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practioners Program (2010) and Advanced Practitioners Program (2017). She has been greatly influenced by the teachings of Ajahn Sumedho, with her main teachers being Phillip Moffitt, Adrianne Ross, Joseph Goldstein and Guy Armstrong. She has been authorized by Adrianne Ross and Phillip Moffitt to lead sitting groups and to teach classes. A former Professor of Dance at SFU, choreographer and dancer, she taught movement and improvisation from a place of mindfulness of body, mind and heart.

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.

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