Forgiveness: Cultivating Ground for the Sure Heart’s Release

A daylong meditation retreat with Kyira Korrigan and Brian Dean Williams

Saturday November 17, 9:30am – 4pm

Mountain Rain Zendo – 2016 Wall Street, Vancouver


Forgiveness can be an important step in dismantling reactive patterns that do harm to ourselves and others.  In forgiving the actor behind unskillful acts, we are able to let go and no longer be dominated by resentment and hatred.  We can move towards responding with wisdom.  The ongoing process of forgiveness also supports the Sublime Attitudes of loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity.   At this daylong retreat, we will engage in meditative and movement practices, as well as therapeutic dialogue that cultivate fertile ground for the “sure heart’s release” as described by the Buddha.

Kyira Korrigan has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for the last 15 years, in Vancouver and along the West Coast of the U.S.  She has practiced in both Zen and Theravadan schools of Buddhism, and was empowered by Noah Levine (author of Dharma Punx) as a Dharma teacher in 2009. Her commitment to  non-hierarchical community models deeply informs all her teaching work. Kyira is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wales.

Brian Dean Williams (MA, CCC) is a local therapist and meditation instructor who lives and works in East Vancouver.  He holds a masters in counselling psychology, and was trained by Noah Levine as a meditation facilitator. Influenced by both narrative therapy and Buddhist practice, Brian works alongside people to dismantle less helpful stories of oneself, and reconstruct more helpful narratives that support healing and hope.  When Brian’s not teaching or counselling, he’s busy being a dad, cycling, and snowboarding. www.briandeanwilliams.com

Cost: dana / generosity practice

Floor cushions and chairs provided, but pleas bring your own yoga mat or blanket, as well as a personal lunch (fridge/dishes/microwave available). If you will be unable to bring any of these items, let us know in advance and we can provide for you.

To register, please email: workshop@briandeanwilliams.com with your name, phone number, emergency contact person and number, and level of meditation experience.

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