Five Mornings of Sitting Meditation (February)

with Geoff Bannoff

February 15th—February 19th

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall

    Monday February 15 to Friday February 19
    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.

    The current Provincial Health Order states "You can still visit your place of worship for individual activities such as contemplation, meditation 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 February and March sessions, in-person attendance is limited to three or four people in our 1,000 square foot main meditation hall. 

    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.

    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.