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Morning Meditation Session: International Buddhist Temple
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Aug 12 8:30AM - 9:30AM

Please attend if you would like to learn meditation techniques and Buddhist philosophy.

The International Buddhist Society has a regular meditation session in English where all are welcome most Saturday's that starts at 9 AM. Consult their website to find out more:

http://www.buddhisttemple.ca/services/religious

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES FOR HOT WEATHER:

In warm/hot weather we request people be mindful of how they dress when attending functions at the temple. Full length pants and loose fit clothing that covers the shoulders are requested. Please do not attend in short-shorts or tank tops.

Please also be aware that bare-feet are not permitted in the temple, so you should bring your own socks or indoor slippers to wear.

The reason for this: The Temple is a functioning monastery and the focus of the activities is spiritual development, with minimal distractions.

WHY SHOULD WE MEDITATE?

Meditation helps minimize and eliminate negative emotions and thoughts by teaching us how to let go.

All negative emotions happen unconsciously, so by doing meditation, we can start to become conscious of all these emotions and learn to how have greater influence over the thoughts that we think.

Our thoughts are very powerful and have this relation to our individual lives:

A thought becomes a word, a word can become an action, actions form into habits, habits define our character, And character, is our destiny.

Seated silent mediation is an excellent way to observe our thoughts and by doing so we can have influence over them.

We all have "monkey mind" as the Buddha called it, thoughts swinging from one thing to the next.

Our intention when meditating is to quiet constant thinking that can get in the way of finding understanding, insight and wisdom in our lives.


Schedule

8:35 AM Newcomers can meet in the dining hall to receive info, Q & A

9 AM The meditation session begins


10 AM Approximately 15 minute break

10:15 AM Chanting meditation begins

10:30 AM Dharma talk


11:30 AM Complimentary vegetarian lunch is served, Q & A session


12:30 PM Circumambulation ceremony in main meditation hall (approx.)


12:45 PM Morning meditation program concludes (approx.)

How to find us:In the dining hall at the Temple, 9160 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7A 1M5

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