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Vancouver Buddhist Temple

220 Jackson Ave

Vancouver, BC V6A 3B3

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Spirituality and Buddhism Workshop and Course

Patrick Couling is a Buddhist scholar whose primary interest is Buddhist Cosmology and Mysticism. His focus is the integration of non-dualism (Advaita, Madhyhamika), Spiritualism (the After-Life) and Enlightenment. He has taught “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) for nearly 20 years.

This is a workshop about Spirituality. Of course, there are many points of view but all spiritual practice has two fundamental goals:

  1. 1. In Eastern cultures, the goal has always been “Enlightenment”.
  2. 2. In Western cultures, the goal has traditionally been “Union with God”.

(“Enlightenment” means a non-dualistic realization of all that is while “Union with God” refers to the practitioner’s direct experience of God - Different words that can mean the same thing.)

During this course, we will define our spiritual goal and we will then explore common Eastern and Western spiritual concepts that can help us achieve that goal.

Important! You will be introduced to meditation and contemplation techniques and, during each session, you will practice under supervision.

Source Material:

  1. 1. The foundational concepts of Advaita and Buddhism (especially lessons about “Enlightenment” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and core lessons from Jodo Shinshu.)
  2. 2. FWH Myers and Maurice Barbanell both wrote extensively … from the After-Life.
  3. 3. A Course In Miracles (ACIM), Seth and Emmanuel.
  4. 4. A summary of academic research about “Near Death Experiences” (NDE’s), Mystical Experiences” and “Peak Experiences”.

You will receive a comprehensive set of ACIM and spiritual notes including notes at the similarities of NDE’s, Mystical Experiences and Peak Experiences.

Who should attend? You are serious about your spiritual path and are curious about what it all entails. But, spirituality is a broad subject. We will focus on the traditional interpretations that are common to Advaita, Buddhism, ACIM and modern academic research into NDE’s, Mysticism and Peak Experiences.

7 Wednesday evenings

March 14 – April 25

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vancouver Buddhist Temple

220 Jackson Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6A 2B3

Cost: $100.00 All proceeds will go to the Vancouver Buddhist Temple.

For information, please call Patrick at 604-731-5658


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Coming by car? There is underground parking. Enter the underground parking lot from the left lane on Powell Street. If the door does not open, press the buzzer to the left of the door.

Coming by bus? Catch the Nos. 4, 7, 14, 16 or 20 to get to the Vancouver Buddhist Temple. (See below)

- Nos 14, 16 & 20 Eastbound or Westbound on Hastings, exit at the Jackson St. bus stop. Walk 1.5 blocks north to the temple.

- Nos 4 or 7 Eastbound on Cordova, exit at the Dunlevy St. bus stop then walk 1 block East and 1/2 block north to the temple.

- Nos 4 or 7 Westbound on Powell, exit at the Jackson St. bus stop then walk across the street to the temple.

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