Dec 11 – 13th, 2015 – Six Parami Teachings – Galiano Island, British Columbia

Living  Fully and Compassionately

A weekend retreat on the Six Parami with Lama Mark Webber

December 11-13th, 2015

Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada

Crystal Mountain Society is pleased to announce that Lama Mark Webber will be teaching a short retreat on Galiano Island this December. The subject for the mini-retreat is the Six Parami.

“Traditionally the Parami are literally the “completions” or “perfections” that we develop for carrying us across to full awakening or liberation. In order to go safely and do well on a long mountain trek we first train. And we must have the appropriate good food to sustain our journey. So too we need to strengthen our capacity to liberate ourselves and all others through the profound study and practice of the Parami. These six Parami — Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Energy, Meditative Concentration and Wisdom — form the foundation and capacity for  us to journey and explore along all Buddhist paths of Liberation.

 Explanations will be given on each of the relative and ultimate Parami, as well as daily meditations to try out and explore both in the group and privately. Through the practice and study of the Parami, they become naturally incorporated into our beings as the display of compassion and pristine awareness.”

Your expression of interest is required to plan this weekend retreat!

 Teaching location:   The Gompa

Retreat Schedule:    Friday 11th: Ferry arrivals by noon. 2 sessions. Begin after a group lunch.

 Saturday 12th:  3 sessions.

 Sunday 13th: 2 sessions.  Ferry departs at 5pm

Accommodation:     To be determined. Galiano students may commute.

Cost:   Estimate*      With accommodation + food            $375 + Dana

                                      Without accommodation or food      $110 + Dana

The estimated costs include course expenses and an optional donation of $20 to the practitioner support fund.  Ground transportation supplied.

Note:  Dana is a Buddhist teaching about giving and receiving, about generosity and thankfulness, and the interdependence of all beings.  It is not a tip or gratuity but is often the teacher’s only source of livelihood.  It is left up to the participants to assess their own circumstances and to give accordingly, as generously as possible.  A suggested amount is $30 per day – this is only a guideline.

The teachings are available to all.

No one will be excluded due to a limited ability to meet the costs.

If you are unable to attend but could donate to support  students of limited financial means in receiving the teachings, please do so by contacting our  Registrar,  Sue Allen.  

 We rely on and deeply appreciate your kind support!

Retreat Contact:  Sue Allen at susan.here@hotmail.com

 *To secure accommodation in advance we must pay a deposit. The deposit and total cost will be determined by the interest shown. Please express your interest in attending this retreat soon!