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(no subject) [Oct. 14th, 2007|12:24 pm]
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Please forward widely

Meditation teacher Noah Levine will be visiting Vancouver this week and

doing a number of talks and retreats. Noah, author of /Dharma Punx/ and

/Against the Stream/, is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He
is
trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in
California. Noah teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats
throughout North America, as well as leading groups in juvenile halls
and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from
CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers in both the
Theravadan
and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions. He's a teacher of mine and a friend
-
I can vouch for him being a hilarious and wise teacher.

Noah's story is much like many of ours. His search for meaning led him
first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the
search
didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and
violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion
against
what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger and so much
injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice
of
Buddhism to awaken natural wisdom and compassion. Noah has sparked a
movement called Dharma Punx, represented by a network of meditation
groups throughout North America.

Here is a list of the events this week, please forward widely to spread

the word. All experience levels are welcome. If you've thought about
meditation but weren't sure where to start, this could be it.

Thursday, October 18th 7:00-9:30pm
Dharma talk at the Vancouver Masonic Temple
1495 W. 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC- $15.00

Friday, October 19th 7:30-9:00pm
Free dharma talk at the Japanese Language School
475 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC

Saturday, October 20^th , 9:30am – 2:00pm
A meditation session with Noah
presented by local meditation crew DIY Dharma
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph (at Victoria)
Vancouver, BC
free (donations encouraged)
bring your own cushions / blankets (for sitting), and bag lunch

Sunday, October 21st, 2007 10am-4:00pm
Full-Day Meditation Workshop (Lunch Included)
The Orchard Recovery Center
811 Grafton Road
Bowen Island, BC- $80.00
(Free Ferry Shuttle offered from Horseshoe Bay)

Register here for Sunday event:

http://orchardrecovery.com/2007_noah_levine.php

All other events, just show up!
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