Updates for August 2018

Respectfulness, humility,
contentment, gratitude,
listening to the Dhamma at the proper time —
this is the highest welfare.
(Mangala Sutta)

Photo: View of Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

One month to go till the new Dhamma centre
on Vancouver Island opens!

Meditation: Very soon, Dhamma Modana will move to its new home in Duncan. Plans are well under way for the move and the many tasks needed to bring the property into use. Of all the tasks, the most important is to meditate. We hope that you will come and join us for one or more of the planned sits. We’ll start with 1-day and 3-day courses, and then a 10-day course beginning within the first month after we take possession of the property. The goal for the next year is to offer a 10-day course monthly for up to 35 students. Please check for updates on our course scheduling page.

Finances: A group of old students with financial experience and expertise have come forward to help. The new finance committee sent out loan agreements this week and is handling repayment scheduling. The plan is to list the Lake Cowichan property for sale as soon as possible.

Service: Most serious meditators have found that volunteering at a centre is a wonderful way of helping out and deepening their understanding of Vipassana. You can get involved by joining a committee, or signing up to help organize and prepare the Duncan site.  Among the committees needed will be Household, Kitchen, Landscaping and Planning. You are also welcome to attend trust meetings, either remotely or in person. To sign up or share your questions or ideas, please send us an .

For more frequent updates about course scheduling and centre developments, sign up for local announcements.