Six-Week Insight Meditation Course
November 4 to December 12, 2019 (classes: Mondays or Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm,
or Tuesdays, 2 to 4 pm)
Insight House, 2672 Robinson Street, Regina
Saturday, November 30, Day of Practice 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Sunset United Church, 177 Sunset Drive, Regina
We can't see it, touch it, hear it, smell it, taste it or think it, yet we experience it and are able to know that we experience it. What is this "it"? It's awareness, our capacity to actively know what is happening in the here and now. Our ability to be aware of present-moment experience can be completely masked by the busyness of our minds and by the habitual patterns of our thoughts, words and deeds. It is said that the faults of awareness include its being so close we cannot see it, so deep we cannot fathom it, so simple we cannot believe it, and so good we cannot accept it! In this six-week course, we will explore - by means of mindful meditation along with experience-based inquiry and discussion - the nature of awareness and what it means to be aware by gradually finding our way as best we can through these various obstacles.
The Day of Practice at Sunset United Church enables participants to sit and walk in Noble Silence with continuity. This is a rare, precious and healing refuge in a world in which stimulation of the senses is so invasively prevalent. The conditions experienced are highly conducive to exploring the nature of awareness.
The course is suitable both for experienced practitioners and those who are relatively 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 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: $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 offer the teachings are supported by the generosity of those who benefit