Category Archives: Mindfulness Related Events

2019/07/19 Quadra Island retreat with Venerable Viranani

Invitation from Josephine of Discovery Island Dhamma
It is with much pleasure that I am sharing the news that Buddhist nun Venerable Viranani will be returning to Quadra in July and offering a non-residential meditation retreat at the Quadra Community Centre July 19 – 21, 2019.
There will be a talk and guided meditation on the Friday evening (7-9pm), Saturday  (10am – 4pm, with a lunch break)  and Sunday (11:30am – 5:00pm) will be combination of sitting and walking meditation, with instructions and talks. 
For more information online, please visit: You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this event page. I will be updating the page with more details for the retreat and upcoming events. 
Everyone is welcome. No meditation experience is necessary to benefit from this heart-opening practice. I hope you will come and see for yourself.
TO REGISTER: please send an email with your full name. The $50 registration fee can be paid via e-transfer to this email address: or, cash or cheque in the mail: Josephine Tobin Box 788, Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P1N0.
Please feel welcome to share the information (PDF attached) and if you have any questions, please contact me.
With metta,

Opening the Heart with Loving-Kindness 

In this weekend retreat we will explore the beautiful spirit of Metta (loving kindness) both in formal meditation practice and the many ways it can be developed in everyday activities.
This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of generosity (dana), these teachings are offered freely. You are welcome to practice dana and donate to the teacher at the retreat. The registration fee will help cover organizational costs.

About the teacher:
Ven. V?rañ??i began to practice meditation in 1979, as a scientist and conservation biologist in Hawai’i and New Zealand. In the mid-1990s, she began to practice more intensively, and in 2003 took novice ordination in the Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw beginning a four-year period devoted to intensive practice. She took permanent ordination in Burma with Sayadaw U Pandita on New Year 2006, and now mostly resides at the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre North of Yangon. She teaches mett? and vipassan? meditation retreats worldwide.
Between 2005 and 2017 she was one of the editors (for Pali and English) of the translation from the Burmese of Mahasi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight published by Wisdom Publications in 2017.
In 2008 she co-founded Metta In Action, a charity devoted to offering Burmese people in need the means and skills to help themselves.

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Brock Brown Saturday Morning Meditation

Saturday Morning Sit-In led by Brock Brown

The Saturday Morning sit will resume on June 1 2019.

The Sit-In takes place on first Saturday of the month from 9:00
a.m. to noon. There are three 45-minute periods of sitting meditation,
which start on the hour, alternating with 15-minute periods of walking
meditation. Stay for the whole morning or join us for just a sitting or two.
We begin all sittings on the hour, so feel free to slip in quietly a few minutes
before the hour during walking meditation.
Place: 4013 Magdelin St
For more Info email Brock