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Being, Simply, Awake! Teachings on Meditation and Awakeness with Lama Mark Webber, Vancouver, BC

May 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am June 1, 2014 @ 11:59 pm UTC-8

At Yoga On 7th, 156 7th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1M6, Canada

Three sessions:
When, 2,500 years ago, Gotama Buddha was asked whether he was a god, semi-god, a wild spirit or a human, he replied, “I am awake.” The statement contains the essence of enlightenment. But what is ‘awake’? How awake is awake? In this weekend of teaching, Lama Mark Webber introduces to us key elements of being ‘awake’. And, why nothing could be more rewarding, or natural than being very awake”

Saturday, May 31st 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm.
Moving to Awakening
An introduction to the path of clarity, openness and joy. The foundation starts through in-touchment with our bodies. A group awareness-movement class that will introduce how to deeply soften and massage us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Experience how to peel away layers of discomfort of anxiety! When we are settled in the body, the mind brightens and relaxes.

Saturday, May 31st 7:30 pm.,
Learning to Wake Up
When we feel clear and joyous, we are open to learning. It’s quite natural. We have to learn what really awake is and what it is not. Lama Mark guides us step by step in re-learning how to learn, quite naturally. What do we want to wake up to? The most essential aspect of every moment: experience. Mind. Natural beingness. When we learn a bit, we enjoy learning more and more. Then we start to see what is missing in our lives and why the overstimulation, multi-tasking, consumption oriented world we find our selves in just won’t do it.

Sunday, June 1st 730pm.
Learning to Stay Awake and Nurture Awakeness to grow
First we discover calm and clarity. Then we wake it up to find our innate awakeness. The learning is then in the confidence to keep coming back to the vivid awakeness we all have: the experience of direct, spontaneous, open-spacious and compassionate mind. Find out why this state is so often missing for us.