Category Archives: Sunday Sitting Group

Sunday Sitting Group

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.

Sunday Sitting Schedule

Facilitators for April 2018 are:

April 1 – Brian Chapel – double sit
April 8 – Sandra Joy
April 15 – Brock Brown – the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path – Tonights topic will be Right Intention.
April 22 – Margo McLoughlin – For her last talk on the Brahma Viharas or Divine Abidings, Margo will speak on the topic of equanimity, drawing on stories of the life of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
April 29 – June Fukushima
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

Divine Abidings

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.