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Deep Sensing and Seeing with the Heart: An exploration of the Heart Sutra and Empowerment of Prajnaparamita, Vancouver, BC

June 26, 2010 June 27, 2010 UTC-8

A mini retreat-With Lama Mark Webber

The Heart Sutra is one of the great Buddhist classics pointing directly to the nature of emptiness, the essence of all experience and wisdom mind. It is a pithy and poetic meditation text, compassionate and deeply moving. With mindful attention to the experiences of our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, perceptions, feelings and mind we begin to experience an open and wondrous freedom. The Tantric Empowerment of Prajnaparamita, who embodies the teaching of the Heart Sutra will be bestowed at the beginning of this retreat.
In addition to Lama Mark’s teaching there will be afternoon sessions of body-mind awareness and physical integration through Feldenkrais guided by Jamie van Dam. Please bring along your meditation cushion and a blanket for your comfort. DATE: June 26th and 27th, 2010.
LOCATION: Vancouver School of Theology UBC, room 527, 6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC
PARKING: The Carey Center, located behind VST & UBC Rose Garden parking lot. Costs:$5/day.
REGISTRATION and inquiries: call Saskia at 604 926-7398 or Debi at 604 529 1877.
DANA: (Donation) Support for the Teacher is given separately from the Retreat Costs, please give generously!
RETREAT COSTS: $100 (We collect fees to cover course expenses and the Teacher”s travel, food and accommodation.)

PROPOSED SCHEDULE: Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

On Saturday morning we will begin promptly at 9:30 with the Empowerment of Prajnaparamita. It is appreciated that participants arrive 15 minutes early!

FOOD:For the lunch & supper breaks, there are several restaurants close by, as well as the workshop space has a small kitchen,surrounding quiet gardens & a deck with with a million dollar view.You are welcome to enjoy these facilities.

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