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Monday, December 10, 2012

Upcoming retreat and Master Hongzhi and Silent Illumination

















The correct way of practice is to sit simply in stillness
and silently investigate.
Deep down there is a state one reaches where externally
one is no longer swirled about by causes and conditions.
The mind, being empty, is all-embracing.
Its luminosity being wondrous,
it is precisely appropriate and impartial.
Internally there are no thoughts.
Vast and removed, it stands alone in itself
without falling into stupor.
Bright and potent, it cuts off all dependence
and remains self-at-ease.

Master Hongzhi, the twelfth-century master who put together these practices under the name Silent Illumination.

PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING PLACE AT COURTENAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR DEC 27 AND JAN 3

There is an upcoming retreat at the Bethleham Retreat Centre in Nanaimo. We arrive between 3 and 4 o'clock on Friday the 25th at the Bethleham Retreat Centre in Nanaimo. We set up in our rooms, we eat, we do an evening meditation. We have a full day Saturday, Sunday and leave on Monday at 2 o'clock. I'm about to receive the quote for the cost, it's around $306 plus taxes which includes sleeping and food. As one of you is a  student, let me know if you can afford the cost. I can up other people's cost. Please contact me witha non-refundable depostit by December 15.  See http://www.bethlehemretreatcentre.com/

FMI chancommunity.ca
or adrian at 250 898 8201
adrian2@shaw.ca









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