A Meditation Retreat at the Dharma Centre of Canada Meditations that strengthen us to address ecological and social justice issues and meet the difficult challenges ahead. Come immerse yourself in the serenity and vitality of the Dharma Centre and its 400 acres of wilderness. Please join us and share your insights into practices that strengthen. … Continue reading Empowering Mindfulness
Try a Little Tenderness: a Meditation Toolkit for Troubling Times Friday, Sept 1 - Wednesday, Sept 6 Dharma Centre of Canada 1886 Galway Rd., Kinmount, ON, Canada Often we get very critical with ourselves and others. When someone like Trump comes to power we might find we become even more critical and angry. This course will … Continue reading Meditation & Yoga Retreat (Labour Day Weekend 2017)
One of my closest friends from Buddhist seminary school was telling me about being on retreat recently. In the group discussion that followed the end of the retreat she mentioned that she had been depressed. But she almost didn’t mention it because as a long-term meditator she was so embarrassed to admit to being susceptible … Continue reading Depression, meditation, friendship
Let’s talk about meditate on love… It was a rare opportunity: one of the world’s top brain researchers and one of the most esteemed Buddhist monks in the room at the same time, talking about the effects of loving-kindness and compassion meditation on the brain. Here’s my report from this first-of-its kind course offered by … Continue reading The Science of Loving-Kindness Meditation
Well, this was too good; I had to cross-post it here. It's from New Zealand meditation teacher Tarchin's blog. He says: "Will there be silence? I sincerely hope not,"--that made me smile. Happy Chinese New Year! Silence and Retreat by Tarchin Hearn on September 20, 2011 These words have arisen in response to the many … Continue reading Appreciating the myriad non-human communications necessary for a healthy living world
Dharma evenings with Derek in Toronto: Dec. 14 and 15, 7:30 pm. How do we bring Dharma into our activism? How do we bring activism into our Dharma? How do we look after one another? Let's get together for a couple of nights and explore these questions. The evenings are free - all are welcome. … Continue reading How Do We Look After One Another?
The Teacher of my Teachers passed away on Thursday March 17, 2011; he was 99 yrs old. He ordained my principal Teacher (Namgyal Rinpoche/Anandabodhi) in the late 1950s, and my senior Teacher (Sonam Senge/Bodhinanda) in the early 1980s. I took students to his monastery in Burma to study with him in 2003, 2005+06. He was … Continue reading The Passing of Sayadaw U Thila Wunta