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Class: Unhindered: mindfulness meditation and the hindrances 2020apr21mrz

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Mountain Rain Zen Centre

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Explore the mindstates that get between us and freedom, in this 6-week class: now online!

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Update March 19: we're planning to offer this class via Zoom, expecting that the zendo will be closed until the class is over. Email rachel@bcims.org if you've got questions about this format.

The Buddha taught that freedom is available in any moment, but that it's often obscured by mindstates that get in the way of our ability to see clearly and relate wisely to our present-moment experience. In this 6-week class, we'll get to know what it feels like when the hindrances are present and when they're absent; how to see them as teachers rather than enemies; and how to cultivate a clearer unhindered mind.

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 meditation experience.

This 6 week series begins on April 21 and runs through May 26. 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.

Email rachel@bcims.org if you have any questions.

Led by Rachel Lewis and Adrianne Ross.

Rachel completed Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program in 2012, as well as its Dedicated Practitioners Program in 2010. She began retreat teacher training at IMS in 2017. She has spent over 450 nights on silent retreat since 2003, including two 3-month retreats. She has taught at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women and in Vancouver and area since 2011, as well as via her alter egos Buddhist Hulk and Bhante Mixalot. Rachel’s day job 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. She also maintains BCIMS' Facebook page.

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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