Insight Meditation Course:
Awakening to Presence
November 19 to December 13, 2018 (four classes: Mondays or Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or Tuesdays, 2 to 4 pm)
Insight House, 2672 Robinson Street, Reginaand
Saturday, December 1, Day of Practice 9:15 am to 4:30 pmat
Sunset United Church, 177 Sunset Drive, Reginawith
The only ways in which we experience and come to know our world are through our six senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling and thinking. When we pay close, mindful attention to our moment-to-moment experiences, we can be aware of i) the constantly changing nature of life, ii) how these changes impact us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and iii) how we can respond to these impacts with wisdom and compassion. When we neglect to pay mindful attention, however, and fall into habitual patterns of behaviour, we commonly see our existence as unchanging; we fail to notice how this misperception gives rise to stress, dissatisfaction and boredom, and consequently end up taking much of our life for granted and/or reacting to some of our experiences thoughtlessly and perhaps harmfully toward ourselves or others. As participants in this course, we will explore what it means to pay mindful attention to our experience while basing our exploration on some of the Buddha's teachings about the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (body, feeling-tones of experience, mind, and sense objects that give rise to insight). As we explore in this way, we awaken to presence.
The Day of Practice at Sunset United Church enables participants to deepen mindfully into their experiences on a more continuous and rewarding way than is possible in the weekly classes.
The course is suitable for both experienced meditators and those new to meditation.
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 15 participants
For registration or information, please call
Chris at 306-522-0616 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $25 (covers course costs only; Chris's teachings are given on a donation basis)
If the fee causes financial hardship, please let Chris know.
In this tradition, teachings are freely given. Those who offer the teachings are supported by the generosity of those who benefit