Five Mornings of Sitting Meditation (January)

with Geoff Bannoff

January 19th—January 23rd

Date details +
    Room: Main Meditation Hall
    Program Registration is Closed.

    Tuesday January 19 to Saturday January 23
    9:30am - noon

    Five mornings of sitting and walking meditation.  

    Mid-morning each day, there will be a brief practical talk on meditation practice.  

    For those who are available weekday mornings, this is an excellent way to start the day. Sitting with a group, several days in a row, helps one settle into meditation practice in a way that doesn't ordinarily happen during city life.

    We have found that group sitting meditation via Zoom works almost as well. Please mute your microphone during the sitting meditation, and meditate with your camera on or off. 

    Attend one, two, three, four or five mornings. It is fine to drop in for any portion of the sitting.

    This program is held monthly from October to March. During the pandemic, we are limiting the number of people in the main meditation hall to 10 people.

    The current Provincial Health Order in place until February 5 states "You can still visit your place of worship for individual activities such as contemplation or personal prayer."  As we are opening the VSC for drop in meditation practice these five mornings, we believe we are in compliance with this order. During the January session, in-person attendance is limited to three or four people in our 1,000 square foot main meditation hall. 

    You might consider combining this program with the extended periods of sitting meditation on Sunday (9:30am-11:30am, 2:00pm-4:15pm), and the daily online sitting from 5:00pm-6:00pm to create a longer urban meditation retreat.

    By donation.


    To join us by Zoom, click here
    Or start the Zoom app on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and join
    Meeting ID: 517 279 1759
    Password: 123456

    We plan to offer this program several times throughout the year.