Beginning on Sunday, January 14th, Margo will offer a series of monthly talks for the Victoria Insight Meditation Society on the four Divine Abidings, four qualities of mind and heart that we can cultivate as the natural expression of our being. While presenting each of these, she will draw on the stories of some remarkable figures in the history of Buddhism, individuals whose lives were and are an embodiment of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
Sunday, January 14th – “Ananda, Guardian of the Dhamma” – Loving-Kindness as an act of imagination.
Sunday, February 11th – “The Legend of King Ashoka” – Compassion as a vehicle of transformation.
Sunday, March 25th – “The Lay Disciple, Visakha” – Joy and the Path of Service.
Sunday, April 22nd – “Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama” – Equanimity as a gift we bestow and a practice we embody.
“I believe our task these days is to develop consciousness, love and caring in ourselves and help remind others of all the good inside and around them. I believe this motivates and empowers people to make this a better world. That is my vision and motivation for teaching this course.”
Beginning on Sunday, February 18th, Brock Brown will offer a series of monthly talks for VIMS on the core teachings of the Buddha: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold path. This is the path which leads us to the end of suffering.
Guest storyteller and Community Dharma Leader Margo McLoughlin telling a Jataka tale, “The Noble Deer”. Ajahn Sona then offered comments on the talk followed by a dhamma talk and a question and answer session.