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Mindfulness Meditation Course - by donation

  • Nobel Learning Academy (North Vancouver Branch)

    13-1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J1 (604) 971-4931 , North Vancouver, BC (map)

    49.321499 -123.072838


    Taught in English with Chinese translation

    Nobel Learning Academy (North Vancouver Branch)

    Thursday mornings   10:00am -12:00pm

    Starting from June 19, 2014, 8 sessions

    Class dates: June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


    Nobel Learning Academy (North Vancouver Branch)

    [masked] Lonsdale Ave.,North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J1


    Course Outline

    Protect yourself from the harmful effects of stress, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia and depression. In this eight week course you will learn effective meditation practices in a step-by-step way, which you can bring to daily life.

    Class 1: Introduction and overview on mindfulness meditation; 25 minutes guided body scan meditation, loving-kindness (metta) meditation; Q&A.

    Class 2: 25 minutes of guided body sensation meditation plus breath meditation; Talk: the benefits of meditation; 10 minutes walking meditation. 10 minutes loving-kindness contemplation. Q&A.

    Class 3: Talk: The Five Precepts and Three Stages of practice; Mindfulness in daily life; Setting up a daily practice; Causality and practice. 25 minutes of guided breath meditation; 10 minutes walking meditation; 10 minutes loving-kindness contemplation;

    Class 4: Talk: the Five Hindrances I; 30 minutes guided breath meditation (Ajahn Thanissaro method); 5 minutes walking meditation or QiGong; 10 minutes loving-kindness contemplation.

    Class 5: Talk: the Five Hindrances II; 30 minutes guided breath meditation (Ajahn Thanissaro method); 10 minutes sympathic joy meditation and the four Brahma Viharas.

    Class 6: 30 minutes silent unguided meditation; Talk: Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Absorption; Nimittas and psychic experiences in meditation; 10 minutes Loving-kindness contemplation.

    Class 7: 30 minutes silent meditation; monk CD talk 10 minutes; Talk: meditation and physical pain; 10 minutes Loving-kindness contemplation.

    Class 8: 30 minutes silent meditation; Review of the course and what to do next; The meditation retreat experience; Dealing with anxiety and persistent thoughts. Focusing on inner emotional happiness as the priority. Results of course experienced by many include: an ability to relax, decreases in insomnia and greater energy and enthusiasm for life.

    About the instructors

    Brian Ruhe: Brian is a former monk and has taught meditation for 18 years. He is the author of two meditation books and guided meditation CDs.

    Jack Liu: Co-teacher, Chinese translator: Jack is a Ph.D. candidate in Buddhist meditation with more than one decade of practice. Currently, he is Coordinator of the Mindfulness Program at JCE International College of Holistic Medicine.

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