Day Retreats

Usually the third Saturday of each month, 10am to 4pm.

These monthly day retreats are a great opportunity to experience the benefits of retreat without leaving the city. Each month, through meditation, reflection and discussion, we will explore a different aspect of practice and see for ourselves how it relates to living well today. They are open to anyone interested in the topics, and no particular experience is required, though if you haven't meditated before you might consider taking one of our introductory classes.

Day Retreats

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Try to love everything that gets in your way .....  

because if something is in your way it is

going your way, the way

of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.

From "Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle", by Alison Luterman

This morning retreat is hosted by Vimalasara at the Vancouver Buddhist Center.  Her friend and preceptor, Ratnavandana, will explore Equanimity as a meditation (one of the 4 Brahma Viharas - Love, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity) and a quality of being.  

Ratnavandana has a long and deep involvement with the Dharma having been involved with Triratna since the mid-1970s.  She has been involved in many facets of the life of Triratna including team based right livelihood, Mitra convening and community living and has rich inner world.  She has spent time on long solitary retreats and currently lives in the Welsh hills.For many years the particular focus of her Dharma-life has been the Brahma-viharas which are the fundamental bases of positive emotion: metta, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.  Here's a recent podcast with Ratnavandana talking about the Brahma Viharas. 


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