Meditation Groups Nanaimo
7:15 - 9:00 pm. The Nanaimo Dharma Practice Group is dedicated to bringing Dharma practice into our everyday lives.
We meet weekly during the school year. This year there will be two groups: Meeting in my home on Tuesday evenings and by Zoom on Wednesday evenings. First meetings for 2022-23 are scheduled in my home Tuesday September 13 and by Zoom Wednesday September 14. Please commit to one group or the other.
Tuesday "in home" meetings are held at 181 Bird Sanctuary Drive, Nanaimo. For Zoom Group members, sign-in information will be provided in due course. The format for both meetings follows:
7:15 pm. ½ hour meditation, mostly silent; sometimes guided.
7:50 pm. Tea break
8:00 pm. Alternating weeks: review and discuss "What Is Not" and "What Is" by myself, David Fisher. The following week, share and discuss practice experiences.
A brief, closing meditation.
9:00-9:15 pm. Departure.
There is no charge; neither are dana (donations) requested nor desired. For more information, please contact: David by phone at
250-754-2997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
none currently available
10:00 - noon. The Nanaimo Buddhist Meditation Group at Buddha House, during the pandemic we started holding our practice online, and we ended up liking it enough to continue that way even after the restrictions were lifted. We follow the practices and traditions of Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village, but people from other traditions are welcome. Folks can contact us through our main email address: email@example.com.
Island Dharma meets at the Rotary Fieldhouse, 850 Third Street, Nanaimo, when resident teacher Dr. Cheryl Fraser is available. Classes include a 30 minute meditation and an hour Dharma Talk. For current information about teaching dates and retreats, please view our website: IslandDharma.com ~ by donation (Dana)
Meditation Groups Courtenay/Comox
7:00 - 9:00 pm. Sufi Meditation Group...breath, mantra, wasifa, zikr, silence...on Facebook at Comox Valley Vibrations of the heart...contact Adrian at 250-650-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org adore
Wednesday,Saturday, Sunday - Chan/Zen/Christian/Sufi Meditation:
7:30 pm. Sunday - in the north end of Courtenay by Seal Bay Park. A short reading from a Chan/Zen master, Christian mystic, Sufi or any mystic/wisdom tradition that prompts inner spiritual growth followed by 1 hour of silent meditation. In the spirit of harmony, all meditation traditions are embraced. One can sit for the full hour or take s silent walk halfway through. All meditators are encouraged to take turns leading with a reading when they feel they are ready to do so. Meditators are welcome to my home, however for those who can't come in person the meditation can also be accessed online. Contact George 2507020813 for more info.
7:00 - 8:00 pm. Wednesday - a second similar in person meditation, also available online, is held in another home in Courtenay every Wednesday. Contact George 2507020813 for more info.
10:00 am. Saturday - a third in person only meditation is held at the Brandt Hermitage by the Oyster River the second Saturday of every month. Arrive 20 minutes early and park on Catherwood Rd. There is a silent walk down the lane through the forest to the Hermitage, enter porch steps to the meditation room. Meditation is for 20-30 minutes and then a silent walk back to the road. This is a continuation of the late Fr Charles Brandt's meditation group which continues to embrace all mystic and wisdom traditions. Most of the participants in this group are Christian focused, however Fr Charles Brandt was also a practitioner of Zen and would regularly offer readings from other traditions. If you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushions. All are warmly welcomed. Contact George 2507020813 for more info.
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Last updated January 2023