What does it mean to be fully human ?
Can we live with greater reverence, wonder, freedom ?
Can we contribute the best of ourselves to our world, our people, ourselves ?
Practicing Present Awareness supports this journey of our one precious life.
This retreat is open to all, both experienced people and those new to meditation.
Sat Jan 20 and Sun Jan 21
Time: 9:00 – 4:30 on Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 on Sunday
Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC.
Registration opens Dec 18.
Heather Martin has been meditating for 40 years, in various traditions. Theravada has been her main practice since 1981, when she trained in the style of SN Goenka, for 8 years. She has practiced Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Vipassana with Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and more recently the early Foundations of Mindfulness with scholar-monk Bikkhu Analayo.
She has been teaching retreats in North America since 2001, in Canada and the West Coast of the United States. She guides the Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community, where she has lived for 37 years.
She is a retired midwife and childbirth educator.
Heather emphasizes the practical application of these perennially brilliant teachings, with warm-heartedness, clarity and accessibility