The Vancouver Island Vipassana Association (VIVA) 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.
This One-Day Course will be held at Eastern Star Hall. It is located at 3281 Harriet Rd Saanich, BC (view map).
Note: The Galloping Goose bicycle trail is about 3 blocks east of the hall.
|8:30-9:00 a.m||Arrive / Setup / Registration|
|9:00-9:50 a.m.||Course Opening - Anapana Instructions|
|10:00-11:00 a.m.||Group Sitting|
|11:10-12:00 p.m.||Vipassana Instructions|
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||Lunch Break & Interviews with Assistant Teacher (if present)|
|2:30-3:30 p.m.||Group Sitting|
|3:40-4:20 p.m.||Discourse & Metta - Course Closing|
|4:20-4:30 p.m.||Clean Up, Dana/ Information Table|
If you are interested in sharing a ride to the Victoria one-day course please use our online rideshare board.
Ride sharing is a voluntary program.
Please contact Robert Baker, VIVA Trust, at 250.386.2338 or email@example.com.
Public Transit (many buses stop within walking distance of the hall):
#22 Vic General to Hillside Mall has 30-40 minute Saturday service and runs a complicated route between Victoria General Hospital and Hillside Mall, using Burnside Rd (stopping at Harriet), Douglas St to Downtown, and then up through Fernwood, over to Shelbourne and up to Hillside Mall: http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/schedules/map.cfm?p=side.txt&line=22&
#26 UVic to Dockyards (Esquimalt) has 30 minute service that runs another complicated route from UVic, along McKenzie Ave and then down Saanich Rd to Town and Country Mall, and then to Boleskine Rd to Harriet, up Burnside to Tillicum, across the Gorge into Esquimalt, taking Lampson Rd to Esquimalt Rd and the Dockyards. http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/schedules/map.cfm?p=side.txt&line=26&
#30/31 James Bay/Beacon Hill to Royal Oak Bus Exchange has frequent (15-30 minutes) Saturday service that runs along Cary Rd or Glanford Rd to Town and Country Mall, and stops on Douglas St at Saanich/Boleskine Rd on it's way downtown.
#50 Canwest Mall (Langford) to Downtown has 30 minute Saturday service and runs down Douglas St, no doubt stopping at Saanich/Boleskine Rd.: http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/schedules/map.cfm?p=side.txt&line=50&
BC Transit maps and schedules: http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/schedules/map.cfm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Interest in Dhamma Service form and a service coordinator will contact you.