Among the world’s philosophies and religions, the Buddha’s great innovation was the development of a system of practice that investigates our conceptual wisdom with the empirical method of single-pointed meditative focus.
Calling it “the direct path” to liberation, he taught a comprehensive methodology to probe four misunderstandings that are the root of all human problems. This is the fusion of Shamatha and Vipashyana.
Douglas Veenhof is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, and the author of White Lama. He has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than twenty years and graduated with honors from the seven-year program of advanced Buddhist studies at Diamond Mountain. He is currently at work on a new book examining his own spiritual experiences in light of contemporary theories of consciousness.
Friday Nov 1st: Public Talk, suggested donation $20
Sat & Sun Noon-5pm
$60 per day, $100 both days
at Three Jewels Vancouver
9 East Broadway, near Ontario Street