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Residential Retreat with Steve Armstrong ( RE 01 2018 05 May25 )

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Bethlehem Centre

2371 Arbot Road

Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9

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Application for Financial Assistance Deadline: November 22, 2017

Awareness, Insight and Liberation

This residential retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will integrate the precise mindfulness meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical mindful awareness guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, both highly skilled monastic teachers from Burma. Steve will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Relaxed, persevering continuity of mindfulness allows us to recognize each moment’s experience, and leads to insightful understanding of the natural order of all things. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being. Liberation is the mind released from mental states that result in suffering to oneself and others.

People of all walks of life are warmly welcome.




Steve Armstrong has studied the dhamma and practiced insight meditation since 1975. He served for many years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as Executive Director, Board member and senior teacher of the annual three-month retreat. As a monk in Burma for 5 years, under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita, he undertook intensive, silent practice of insight and lovingkindness meditations, as well as studying the abhidhamma with Sayadaw U Zagara of Australia. He continues his practice under the guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Rangoon. He has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1990 and is a co-founding director and teacher of the Vipassana Metta Foundation dhamma sanctuary on Maui. He also directs the Burma Schools Project having funded and overseen construction or renovation of over 115 schools, 6 clinics, 2 large nunneries and supporting many other nunneries in Burma. Out of compassion for future generations, he has planted more than 2500 trees on the dhamma sanctuary/hermitage land on Maui. He was the Managing Editor of the Vipassana Metta Foundation’s translation committee that in 2016 brought to publication by Wisdom Publications, the Manual of Insight, by Mahasi Sayadaw.


Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is available for this retreat. Please apply by email to registrar@bcims.org . In your email, please indicate the amount of assistance you are requesting. Please apply by November 20nd as funds are limited.

BCIMS Cancellation Policy.

Up to 30 days before: full refund less cancellation fee of $25

Up to 8 days before: full refund less cancellation fee of $100

7 days or less: No refund

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

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.

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

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2371 Arbot Road

Nanaimo, BC V9R 6S9

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