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The BC Vipassana Foundation is presenting several one-day courses throughout the year for old students who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or his assistant teachers. One-day courses are an ideal way to refresh your practice. One-day courses are typically conducted by an assistant teacher who is available to answer meditator's questions during lunch interviews. When an assistant teacher is not available to conduct the course, an authorized old student will play one-day course instructions and there are no interviews to clarify meditators' questions.

As with all Vipassana courses, donations are the only source of funding.

  • Prior registration is not required.
  • Bring a cushion, floor mat, and non-perishable vegetarian lunch for yourself.
  • Please arrive on time so that you do not disturb others.
  • There is a 10 minute break after each sitting.
  • Please do not enter or leave the meditation hall during the sitting.
  • Part-time sitting is an option. Please plan to arrive or leave at the lunch break if sitting part-time.

Timetable

8:30-9:00 a.m Arrive / Setup / Registration
9:00-9:50 a.m. Course Opening - Anapana Instructions
9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:00 a.m. Group Sitting
11:00-11:10 a.m. Break
11:10-12:00 p.m. Vipassana Instructions
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break & Interviews with Assistant Teacher (if present)
1:00-2:20 p.m. Meditation
2:20-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. Group Sitting
3:30-3:40 p.m. Break
3:40-4:05 p.m. Discourse & Metta - Course Closing
4:05-4:30 p.m. Clean Up, Dana/ Information Table

Location

This One-Day Course will be held at Monashee Mandala, located at 1641 Mt Begbie Rd, at the corner of Holten Rd, about a 10 minute drive from downtown Revelstoke, B.C.

Driving Directions

From Highway #1 turn South onto Highway 23 (towards the Shelter-Galena Bay ferry). Drive about 2.6 km and turn Left on Mt Begbie Rd. Drive 1.4 km to Holten Rd. Turn Right to park in cleared area at the base of a short trail which leads up to the Mandala. Or continue straight for about 40 metres to park in the residential driveway on the right and walk up the short trail which begins behind the house. The house is a tall wooden structure with prayer flags on the top deck. The Mandala is mostly hidden from view, on the hill behind the house.

Ride Sharing

If you are interested in sharing a ride to the Revelstoke one-day course please use our online rideshare board. Ride sharing is a voluntary program.

Public Transit

There is no public transit directly to the site. Please call Heather (250-837-5257) or Trace (250-837-2064) if you require a pick up at the Greyhound or somewhere in town.

Dhamma Service

If you are interested in helping with the setup or take-down of a one-day course in your locality, or if you would like more information about giving Dhamma service in your locality then please email dhamma-service@surabhi.dhamma.org or fill in our Interest in Dhamma Service form and a service coordinator will contact you.