A September 7 choice for a 1/2 day or full day silent retreat
For this half or day long retreat, if you are not a Chan (Chinese Zen) practitioner, you may bring your own silent meditation/ contemplation practice. If you do not presently have a practice, or are interested in Chan meditation practice, please contact Adrian a couple of days before the retreat.
You will need to bring your own cushion if you are a floor sitter. There are chairs. Please contact me RSVP as there is limited seating available in the Salish Bldg.
If you only plan to do a half day, the morning would be preferable though not absolutely necessary. If you do come in the morning, bring a veggie lunch for yourself and enough to share with another person.
Silence is a rare treat these days. Come and bring a friend.
Contact Adrian Symonds: 250-650-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 7: 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. – Salish House, Lewis Park Recreation Centre, Courtenay, and the following dates: Oct 5 Nov 2 Dec 7
cost: by donation, limited space, please RSVP
1. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at http://www.cosmoschan.org/
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Listen to dharma talks with Gilbert Gutierrez http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org/
4. Listen/download audio talks from the TallahasseeChan group at http://www.tallahasseechan.com/talks.html
Adrian is director of Symonds Mediation Associates http://www.symondsmediationassociates.com/. His mediations are inspired by Chan (Chinese Zen Buddhism), Sufism and solution focused techniques. Adrian is a graduate of Carleton University and has a certification to practice Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution. He still practices Parent/Teen Mediation with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Courtenay, a service that is free of charge (250 335 2343). He is a senior volunteer facilitator at Comox Valley Community Justice, a center for restorative justice. Previous to his mediation career, he initiated on-site massage therapy in Canada, developing long term contracts with such corporations as Canadian Tire Corporate, Baxter, Levi-Straus, Kimberley-Clarke and Proctor and Gamble. He has practiced T'ai Chi since 1973. His meditation experience includes 34 years of meditation practice. He is a past facilitator of a Chan meditation group in Courtenay and currently hosts an Inayati Sufi Work group with his partner Shafia Jamodien. He has three children, 22, 25 and 28. http://www.symondsmediationassociates.com/