Metta Retreat with Heather Martin
May 25 and 26, 2013
Saturday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9am – 4:00 pm
2495 Arbutus Rd. Victoria, BC
Online Registrations Open: Click here
The literal and metaphorical heart of all Buddhist practice is friendliness (Metta) and outgoing kindliness (Karuna). Without both of these qualities the practice can feel detached and even lacking vitality. These practises were considered to be so important that the Buddha saw them as pathways to liberation in themselves.
The weekend will include periods of instruction and practise with ample time for questions. Heather will describe both the “how” and “why” of this simple yet profound practise, which benefits us in many immediate ways.
This retreat is open to everyone, regardless of experience. It is strongly recommended that both days of this retreat be attended. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation.
Heather Martin has been meditating since 1972 and has been practicing Vipassana since 1981. She has been teaching in south-western Canada and the US since 2000 and is the Guiding teacher for the Victoria Insight Meditation Society. Her approach is encouraging, accessible and practical. Heather is a long time resident of Salt Spring Island.
Cost: The Buddha’s teachings are considered to be priceless. In keeping with the teachings and spirit of generosity or dana, we offer this retreat on a donation basis.
We will also set out a basket for you to offer dana for the teachings from Heather Martin who has shared them with us. We will speak about the practice of dana for the teachings during the retreat.
The suggested donation to Victoria IMS for this retreat is $40 to cover the cost of facility rental, and other organizational expenses. A second basket will be placed at the registration table for your donation. Any money collected above the costs of the retreat will go towards other Victoria IMS programmes.
No one will be refused for lack of funds; please offer whatever is affordable given your means.