DAY: Sunday Dec 9
TEACHER: Mariem Martinson
COST: $20 / Members $10
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
REGISTRATION: You may pay at the door for the retreat ($20) or register for the full 3-part course plus retreat ($50).
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Spiritual refuge means finding inner protection from our problems and fear by developing special insights and realizations. On this retreat we have a perfect opportunity to discover and deepen our experience of refuge by connecting with Buddha’s blessings and receiving the encouragement of spiritual friends. Then we can quickly and easily make progress on the path to liberation and enlightenment.
During retreat we temporarily withdraw from our usual routines and activities, and learn how to relax and develop peaceful, positive minds through meditation.
9:30 – 10:30am : Introduction and Session 1
10:30 – 10:45am: Tea Break
10:45 – 11:45am: Session 2
11:45am – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm: Session 3
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Mariem is a member of the Teacher Training Program, leads noon meditation on Wednesdays and coordinates the Centre’s chanted meditation prayers. Mariem will be leading the Purification Retreat sessions this fall, as well as teaching on Saturdays. She brings many years of meditation experience and practice to her classes.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
No, but if you plan to attend the three prior classes PLUS the retreat, you will receive a discount if you book in advance.