Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

Hello Meditators,

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for you to cultivate your meditation practice with teachings on “View and Conduct” presented by Lama Rabten. These essential teachings are a profound source of support in developing a meditation practice and facing uncertainty and division in daily life. With the challenges rising in many areas of life we require understanding in “View and Conduct”. It is with mindful exploration of these key teachings that we recognize the source and wisdom of interconnectedness that creates a peaceful and meaningful life and community.

In developing our understanding of the “View” we will consider the correct way to look at existence. Our happiness and the happiness of others around us depend on our integration of this view. Touching reality deeply, knowing what is going on inside and outside ourselves is a way to liberate our minds and hearts.”Conduct” is simply to do everything with mindfulness. Gentleness and compassion are the essential elements of mindfulness. In this place we respect precious life, extend freely and generously to others and conduct ourselves with integrity and peaceful presence.These key teachings are themes all of us seek to understand in order to connect to our true nature or Buddha nature. In listening, contemplation and meditation we have the opportunity to more fully understand and embody these elements with greater success and happiness.

The good fortune to experience the Shin Mei Spiritual Centre enriched by Lama Rabten’s teachings is truly a wonderful opportunity. If you feel inspired to join us it would be an honor to have you attend.

This will be a small group retreat with only 12 spots available.

The suggested donation to attend is $60 – $100.This donation includes the cost of the ferry taxi and use of the meditation facility.

In addition, please consider a teacher’s gift for Lama Rabten in the amount of $25.00.

Please bring your own lunch.

Full Day Meditation Retreat

with Lama Rabten

October 22, 2022

Retreat Schedule

AM 8:00 – Ferry Taxi Departure at Canoe Cove Marina

8:15 – Arrival at Knapp Island

8:45 – Welcome Introduction in Shrine room – Kevin

9:00 – 9:45 – Shamatha Meditation -Seated / Walking – Kevin

10:00 – 12:00 – Talk /Meditation / Q&A – Lama Rabten

PM 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 – Outdoor Walking Meditation – Lama Rabten

2:15 – 4:15 – Meditation – Kevin & Meditation Interviews with Lama – Q&A 4:15 – 4:30 – Closing Remarks

5:00 – Ferry Taxi Departure

If you wish to attend please reply by September 26th, 2022 to reserve your space.

You can either email or RSVP from the website Calendar.

When your space is reserved you will receive additional details for the donations to be sent.

About Lama Rabten

Lama Rabten Tshering is Nalandabodhi Canada’s resident teacher. He was trained at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India. In 1992 Lama Rabten was appointed Senior Disciplinary Master of the monastery and served in this capacity for five years. He completed a three-year retreat at Pullahari Retreat Center in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lama Rabten moved to Canada in 2002. He teaches regularly at Maitrivana, Nalandabodhi Canada’s headquarters in Vancouver, and travels to Hong Kong, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to teach and guide students in their practice.

About Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

The Shin Mei Spiritual Centre is a beautiful sanctuary for both Japanese Shinto and Tibetan Buddhist practice and study. Having the opportunity to practice on this site can bring great benefit to you and others.