True Nature – Join us in Portugal!
Meditation, yoga, good food in a pasture-to-plate environmental, beautiful venue.This is a fantastic retreat for all levels of experience. Think of it as a vacation/retreat combo – lots of time meditating on the cushion, moving on the mat, connecting with others – and free time in the afternoons to explore the local area, including beaches. […]
A virtual race during these strange times, to raise funds for Peak House – an excellent recovery program for youth Find out more about Peak House at peakhouse.ca You’ve heard of a biathlon and triathlon, I’m proposing a Briathlon! Combo of activities for mental and physical fitness that I’m passionate about. I’m turning 48, so […]
Joy of Recovery – a residential meditation retreat on the Sunshine Coast
Excited for this one – like going to camp with people in recovery! Besides meditation, hoping for campfires, sober dance party, and fellowship. Please join us! TO REGISTER Pay – by Donate button on website or by etransfer – stating “for retreat.” vancouverbuddhistcentre.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassion Restoration: A non-residential meditation retreat for Caring Professionals and Family members Friday September 27th 7pm – 9pm
There’s a lot of talk in social services about “burnout” and “compassion fatigue” It’s important to know how to sustain ourselves in this work collectively. But what if compassion is not a finite resource, but an unlimited quality that is just who we are? I’ll be exploring this radical idea with my good friend and […]
Workshop feedback from Victoria
It was fun and inspiring to work with Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness back in February. Shannon Whissell offered this reflection, which I really appreciated: Mindfulness as “We Care”: A Day with Brian Dean Williams If I can help out your organization with some training, let me know!
Our True Nature meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, January 2020!
I’m so excited to be offering this with my dear friend Melissa Berry Appleton, a yoga and meditation retreat down in Nosara, Costa Rica. It’s filling up fast and if you’re interested please check out the registration page.
S.A.L.S.A. How to work with Spicy emotions rather than reacting to them
A little something that’s evolved for me in my Buddhist psychotherapy practice, hope you find it helpful… How do we work with our habitual reactions to life, so that we can respond in ways that are more responsive and aligned with our ethics? Riffing on Stephen Batchelor’s E.L.S.A. model of the Four Great Tasks, I’ve […]
Change the Story, Change Your Life: Online talk via Worldwide Insight
In June 2017, I had the chance to offer up an online teaching for Worldwide Insight , on the connections between narrative therapy and Buddhism, and how these two traditions / approaches might assist us in transforming the stories that guide our lives. If you missed the live version, here’s the recording.
Enso Teen Expedition
Please pass thing along to any teens who might be interested. Great opportunity to practice meditation together in a wilderness environment.