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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Diane Kennedy and Chan workshop in Courtenay

Old Shakyamuni had four great vows. He said,
"Though the many beings are uncountable, I vow to save them;
Though delusions rise without end, I vow to end them;
Though Dharma Gates are  limitless, I vow to study them;
Though Buddha's way is inconceivable, I vow to embody it."
But for me, I have my own four great vows. They are
"When I get hungry, I have something to eat; When the weather
is cold, I put on more clothes; When I get tired, I lie down and
take a nap; When it's warm, I look for a cool breeze."
...Zen Master Baiyun (White Cloud, active 11025-1072 CE of Nengren Temple in Jiujiang City, addressing the monks in the Dharma Hall....from Tracking Bodhidharma, a journey to the heart of Chinese Culture, by Andy Ferguson, pg. 131
















This weekend Diane Kennedy of Chan Community Canada presents an Introduction to Chan Meditation workshop at Bill Moore Park, Lawn Bowling House,  Sat 10 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 4. Please pre-register with Adrian. Cost is by donation.

5. Other Buddhist centres in the Comox Valley:
http://www.dharmafellowship.org/hermitage/ 
http://www.sherabchammaling.com/biography.html
6. And California at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org/2013_07_01_archive.html

Please note the change of phone number, ...call Adrian at 250 650 9055,
email adrian2@shaw.ca 

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