Residential Retreat (Metta) with Adrianne Ross/James Lowe 2020nov19beth

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Bethlehem Centre

2371 Arbot Road

Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9

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This is a 4 night intensive silent residential Metta meditation retreat - Nov 19-23 2020 with Adrianne Ross and James Lowe.

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All experience levels are invited to attend this retreat.

Retreat Description: The beautiful qualities of metta (lovingkindness) and karuna (compassion) are essential for our own well being and for the world. Although they are innate within us, we often lose touch and our hearts become overwhelmed or closed.Through the practice of metta and compassion meditation, we can reawaken and develop these boundless qualities so we can live with greater friendliness and kindness to all of life.There will be guided meditations, sitting and walking practice and group discussions.

Fees: Fees cover retreat organizing costs, accommodations and meals only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teachings may be given at the retreat.

Cancellations: Fee refunded less $100 cancellation fee up to Nov 9, 2020. After Nov 9, 2020 there are no refunds.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance (50% discount) is available for this retreat. Please apply by email to registrar@bcims.org by April 24 2020 as funds are limited.

Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form.

Dietary: Three Vegetarian meals per day will be provided. Bethlehem Retreat Centre can only accommodate gluten free and dairy free dietary restrictions.

Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants about four weeks prior to the retreat. Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.

Adrianne Ross, a retired family physician, has been involved in meditation and healing since 1976. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1984 and teaching since 1995. She is influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravadan tradition, as well as Tibetan (Mahamudra and Dzogchen) practice.

Adrianne is the guiding teacher for both BC Insight Meditation and Saskatoon Insight Meditation Societies.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 through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

She is passionate about being awake in all areas of life, facing the challenges of diversity, equality and climate change though dharma eyes, and living the dharma as fully as possible.

James completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program in 2012. He began retreat teacher training at Spirit Rock in 2017.

After experimenting with meditation since the mid 1980’s, James made a commitment to Theravada practice in 2004 that includes annual three- to four-week retreats. James has been an adult educator since 1992 and is a counsellor and instructor in his work life. He’s interested in the workable day-to-day practice of Metta and Mindfulness at home, work, school and community. He incorporates the dharma in his counselling and leadership work, thereby translating the dharma into everyday language and practice.

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