Sunday Night Sitting Group – community sit every Sunday evening from 7pm – 9pm at the Lynn Wylie/Helga Beer Yoga Studio, #202 – 1600 Bay Street (Shakespeare St. entrance). All are welcome to attend. Chairs, yoga mats, bolsters and blankets are available for our use, but bring your own sitting gear if you wish. We start with a 45 minute silent meditation followed by a taped talk or speaker. Donations to cover VictoriaIMS operational costs are appreciated.
Facilitators for the next few weeks are:
April 29 – June Fukushima
May 06th – Isabelle House
May 13th – Brock Brown -Brock will give a talk on the Noble Eightfold Path.
May 20th – June Fukushima
May 27th – Susie Harrington – Susie will give a talk on “Caring for the Earth”. (Guest teacher from Moab, Utah up to present a weekend retreat)
Facilitators are active participants of the VictoriaIMS sangha who volunteer to facilitate the weekly Sunday Sit program.
Core Teachings at Sunday Sit
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.
The following is a schedule of the talks:
Feb 18 The First Noble Truth and Right View
Mar 18 The Second Noble Truth- Tanha or Craving
April 15 Right Intention
May 13 Sala – Ethical Conduct
June 17 Right Effort
July 22 Right Mindfulness
Sept 23 Right Concentration
Oct 21 The Third Noble Truth – Letting Go
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.