AN EXPLORATION OF DHARMA IN PRISON.
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When: Sunday Oct. 14th ? 11:00 ? 4:00
What: Awake in Action is pleased to host a half-day exploration of dharma in prison.
Where: the Vancouver Shambhala Centre (3275 Heather St. @ 17th Ave.)
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Fee: by donation + if you are able, bring a dharma book (any) to be donated to prison libraries.
The day will include:
? Viewing the award winning documentary ?Doing Time, Doing Vipassana?.*
? Periods of sitting meditation practice.
? Special guest Shambhala Acharya (senior teacher) Jenny Warwick will speak about her experience with the impact of meditation and the dharma on inmates **
? Guest speaker Alison Granger Brown, prisoner liaison at Alouette Women?s Correctional Facility, will join us and speak on life at Alouette.
? Open discussion where participants can explore their questions, feelings, and ideas about bringing dharma into prisons.
Whether you have no familiarity with dharma in prison and are interested in educating yourself & exploring what it may mean, or if you work in social justice and are interested in examining how to combine practice with your work, this half day of exploration is open to all levels of interest ? please do join us.
*This extraordinary documentary takes viewers into India's largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation.
** Acharya Jenny Warwick & her husband Paul were involved with bringing dharma to Three Rivers Correction Center in Monroe, WA near Seattle from 1995 to 2000.
Last update : 17-02-2008 14:03