Kevin Matthews has joined Shin Mei Spiritual Centre to assist with meditation instruction for those that are interested in weekly meditations and the retreats that will be offered at various times during the year.
The weekly meditations will consist of Shamatha meditation, walking meditations and contemplations that support deepening awareness and compassion. The retreats offered will be based on foundational teachings related to the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
In addition to his meditation teaching, Kevin is a member and Vajrayana student with Nalandabhodi Vancouver. His primary teachers are Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lama Rabten. His interest in Buddhist dharma and meditation started in 2009 and has deepened through extensive retreat and study with various teachers from the east and west.
Kevin is also a massage therapist and yoga teacher at Tall Tree Health in Victoria. He has been a resident of Victoria all his life. He is a nature enthusiast and enjoys hiking and kayaking to embrace the beautiful outdoors in our region. You can often see his kayak on the shores of Knapp Island, as he often uses his kayak as transportation to Shin Mei Spiritual Centre.