AdvertisementThis is an in-person non-residential weekend Insight Meditation Retreat: Saturday October 28 - Sunday October 29
Distortion, Perception and Proliferation -
This contemplation/practice retreat will include some formal practice, extended periods of teaching with times for questions and reflections. It will be held in silence. This retreat is best suited for practitioners with at least some meditation experience.
The general schedule:
Saturday October 28: 9:30am - 4:00pm PST
Sunday October 29: 9:30am - 3:30pm PST
Please note for both days: there will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm. BCIMS Guiding Teacher Rachel Lewis will be leading the morning sit from 9:30am-9:55am, and Christina will then lead the days from 10am onwards.
Optional Lunch Gathering for folks newer to meditation : Rachel Lewis will be holding space in an informal setting on Saturday to check-in, ask questions, and share in community. Rachel will offer more information at the retreat during the Morning Welcome.
Registration: Please register for your ticket on Eventbrite before the start of the event. There will be no registration onsite at the door. If you are unable to register online or have any questions, please contact [email protected]
In-Person COVID-19 Safety Measures: This retreat is planned to have a limited number of attendees. All health guidelines in place at the time of the retreat for group gatherings will be followed and communicated to attendees. Please note we will continue to monitor BC's COVID protocols and will communicate any potential changes to the event via email.
We encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated including booster vaccinations. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination during sign in. Masking will be optional but encouraged.
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of a fever, cough or a cold, or have had recent contact with anyone with COVID.
Click here for BCIMS' COVID Safety webpage.
Cancellation Policy*: For cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of retreat, the registration free will be refunded less $25. We are unable to offer refunds once the retreat has started. To cancel, log on to Eventbrite with your email address. Go to your tickets for this event and click on "Request a Refund".
*Cancellation due to COVID: If BCIMS cancels this event due to COVID, we will offer a full refund to all registrants.
Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants 7 days prior to the retreat. Retreatants are then responsible for connecting directly with each other to make any ridesharing arrangements.
Sliding Scale Retreat Fees: Fees for this retreat are offered on a sliding scale of $170, $100, and $50 for the full weekend. Please choose the rate you can joyfully offer.
Teacher Dana: Fees cover retreat organizing costs only. Donations (dana) for the teaching may be given at the retreat, or offered through online options. See below for more information.
Financial Assistance: No one is turned away for lack of funds. If you require additional financial assistance to attend this retreat please contact [email protected].
Accessibility: Please visit this UBC website outlining accessibility to the Asian Library, located in the Asian Centre.
Before you go: Information about preparing for the retreat, including what to bring, and safety reminders, are sent to attendees a few days before the start of the retreat. You may also click here to view the information and reminders.
In-person offering: Envelopes labelled "Dana" will be available at the retreat for you to offer cash dana to Christina.
Other options for offering dana: Dana may be offered to Christina via her Paypal account. Please stay tuned for more info.
Christina Feldman is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha and is engaged in teaching the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is a co-founder and teacher of Bodhi College.
With heartfelt gratitude, BCIMS acknowledges we are based in what is now known as Vancouver, BC, the beautiful, traditional, and unceded lands of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who live on and have stewarded this land for thousands of years.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
1871 West Mall,Vancouver,V6T 1Z2,CA, Canada