Insight Meditation Course
Abandoning the Unwholesome — Developing the Wholesome
March 18 to April 18, 2019 (five classes: Mondays or Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm,
or Tuesdays, 2 to 4 pm)
Insight House, 2672 Robinson Street, Regina
Saturday, April 13, Day of Practice 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Sunset United Church, 177 Sunset Drive, Regina
A foundational understanding for Insight Meditation practitioners is the Buddha's kamma-based guidance that one's unwholesome actions lead to unwholesome results and that wholesome actions lead to wholesome results. Unwholesome actions are those thoughts, words and deeds which lead to one's own suffering and/or to the suffering of others. Wholesome actions are those thoughts, words and deeds which lead to happiness and a deep sense of well-being for oneself and others. In this five-week course, we will carefully explore these ranges of actions and their underlying motivations and results, as we increasingly realize the depths and the fruits of the Buddha's teachings.
“In the past, monks, and also now, I teach suffering and the cessation of suffering,”(Majjhima Nikaya 22, Samyutta Nikaya 22.86).
The Day of Practice at Sunset United Church enables participants to practise sitting and walking in Noble Silence with continuity that is rare, precious and remedial in a world in which stimulation of the senses is so invasively prevalent.
The course is suitable for beginners and long-time meditators alike.
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 or text
Debbie Weber at 306-551-7899
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $30 (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 offer the teachings are supported by the generosity of those who benefit