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Foundations of Mindfulness, Vancouver, BC

January 4, 2013 January 7, 2013 UTC-8

We are fortunate to have Lama Mark Webber lead us in meditations and give teachings on the many facets of classic Buddhist mindfulness training and as they relate to some discoveries in neuropsychology. He will explain the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and give some profound instructions from the Mahamudra and Dzogchen tradition.
Lama Mark writes: “Without developing a high degree of mindfulness, concentration does not get very strong and for sure, Insight (Vipassana) into the nature of self and phenomena will be scattered at best. Our organisms are highly attentive, moment by moment to inner and outer things, even if “we” are not. Why not allow the natural attentiveness to open to conscious awareness? It is quite straightforward-one must train-but mindfulness requires a good deal more than technique. One must really understand where one is headed. However, to discover the natural mindfulness or lucid awareness requires us to make discoveries and relax into non-clinging. And this art must be taught. Non-clinging is inherent in every moment of awareness. Let’s learn to wake this up. When we deepen this Insight with compassion it’s one of the most intelligent, loving activities we could ever cultivate.”

For more information & to register for this retreat Contact Terry: terryfrewer@shaw.ca 604 926 6288 and Saskia: saskias@telus.net 604 926 7398
Class times: Friday Jan 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday Jan 5th & 6th from 9.30 am to 9 pm
Monday Jan 7th – 9.30 am to 5 pm
Location: Vancouver School Of Theology UBC,room 527. 6000 Iona drive, Vanc., B.C. V6T.1L4
Parking: The Carey Center, located behind VST & UBC Rose Garden parking lot. Costs:$5/day.
Dana: Generosity/support for the Teacher is given separately from the Retreat Costs, please give as generously as you can.
Retreat Costs: $325 or an Early bird rate of $275 if paid by November the 30th, 2013. (We collect fees to cover course expenses and for the Teacher’s travel, food and accommodation expenses.)

UBC, Vancouver