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 July are:
01 July – Isabelle House
08 July – Sandra Joy
15 July – Heather Martin (visiting teacher from Salt Spring Island)
22 July – Brock Brown
29 July – Margo McLoughlin – Margo will tell a selection of stories from the Buddhist tradition and offer some reflections on the importance of learning about these ancient Buddhist tales as a support for our practice. Margo has been translating and performing the Jataka tales and Buddhist legends for more than twenty years. Her translations have appeared in Parabola Magazine and Insight Journal.
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