Craving and the End of Craving
April 23 to June 21, 2018 (eight classes: Mondays or Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm;
no classes during week of May 21 to 27)
Insight House, 2672 Robinson Street, Regina
Saturday, June 16, Day of Practice 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Sunset United Church, 177 Sunset Drive, Regina
After his enlightenment, the Buddha declared, "Achieved is the end of craving." In this eight-session (plus one Day of Practice) course, through Insight (or Mindfulness) Meditation and exploring the Buddha's teachings on - mainly - the Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination, we will conceptually and experientially develop our understanding of i) how craving arises within us; ii) the range of mind states that involve craving; iii) the painful and stressful consequences that craving brings into our lives; iv) how to reduce craving with the possibility of actually achieving "the end of craving", and v) the peace of mind and heart that we start to access as our levels of craving diminish.
The Day of Practice at Sunset United Church provides an opportunity to focus on aspects of craving with more continuity than is possible in the evening classes.
The course is suitable for beginners and long-time meditators alike. Everyone who registers for this course is asked to commit to attending all eight classes and the Day of Practice; this commitment reflects our warm regard and support for ourselves, for our fellow-participants, and for the teachings.
Chris has been practising Insight Meditation since 1994 when he sat his first retreat in Saskatchewan with Sharda Rogell, the Regina Insight Meditation Community's (RIMC) Guiding Teacher and his primary teacher. He has since sat numerous retreats with Sharda and other Insight Meditation teachers, in particular Joseph Goldstein, Howard Cohn, Myoshin Kelley, Guy and Sally Armstrong, Brian Lesage and Joanne Broatch. He has been the Community Dharma Leader for the Regina Insight Meditation Community since 2012.
Class-size: Minimum 6 participants, maximum 12 participants
For registration or information, please call or text
Debbie Weber at 306-551-7899
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $35 (covers course costs only; Chris's teachings are given on a donation basis)
If the fee causes financial hardship, please let Debbie know.
In this tradition, teachings are freely given. Those who give them are supported by the generosity of those who benefit.