LIBERATION FROM ATTACHMENT
One-Day Urban Retreat
DAY: Sunday May 5
TEACHER: Gail Hill
COST: $20 / Members $10
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
REGISTRATION: You may pay at the door for the retreat ($20) or pre-register online at the link below.
We have countless desires, but no matter how much effort we make we never feel that we have satisfied them. We want all the best things – the best job, the best partner, the best reputation, the best house, the best car, the best holiday. Anything that is not the best leaves us with a feeling of disappointment. No worldly enjoyment, however, can give us the complete and perfect satisfaction we desire. By controlling our desire we can be free from all problems and learn to make ourself happy all the time.
During retreat we temporarily withdraw from our usual routines and activities, and learn how to relax and develop peaceful, positive minds through meditation.
10:00 – 11:00am : Introduction and Session 1
11:00 – 11:15am: Tea Break
11:15 – 12:15pm: Session 2
12:15pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:30-2:30pm: Session 3
Gail is a member of Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre and a student in the International Special Teacher Training Program. She presently teaches all our classes at the Bowen Park Recreation Complex in Nanaimo. Gail brings many years of practice and experience to her teaching. We are delighted to have her visit us in Victoria for this special event.
IN EACH SESSION
In each session we will experience a different in-depth meditation. The session will begin with a detailed introduction to the object of meditation, followed by group chanted prayers to help prepare our minds, and then the in-depth guided meditation. Meditation is the change agent for our minds.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
Q. Is lunch included?
No, but there is a great variety of nice restaurants in the area.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
No, but booking in advance helps speed the line at the door and guarantees you a seat. And it helps us plan better. But we always save plenty of room for walk-ups.
And if you are a member, booking in advance secure your discount.