Ongoing Classes in BC

Ongoing Classes are led by students of Lama Mark Webber who are authorized to teach throughout BC. 

Study of the 37 Factors of Enlightenment with Tonglen Meditation Sessions


Dates: Scheduled for the 2nd Sunday this fall: September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th

Times: 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m

Being mindful and calm are only two of the factors that give us strength and capacity for the path of liberation and full wakefulness. Studying, reflecting, contemplating and discussing help us engage the thinking mind as an ally, bringing sharpness and focus into our meditations and compassion into our actions.

The 37 factors consist of:

The four states of mindfulness (sattipatthana)

The four abandonments / the four right efforts (sammappadana)

The four bases of power (iddhipada)

The five faculties (indriya)

The five strengths (bala)

The seven limbs of enlightenment (bojjhanga)

The eight fold path (atthangika magga)

The Tonglen meditation practice will come from the text by Jamgon Kongtrul - The Great Path of Awakening.

Please note that these classes are a continuation of study with Lama Mark Webber from June/July 2019.

If you have the booklet called The Thirty-seven Practices of all the Bodhisattvas by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo AND study guide The Thirty-seven Factors of Enlightenment with the accompanying outline A Tonglen Meditation Session that was distributed at that class, please bring those to each class.

Location: Pema Tamdrin Ling Buddhist Centre 
 1555 Macdonald Ave, Burnaby 

Registration:  Rena Graham 604.440.9699


Cost: Classes are free and open to students of all levels. Dana for the teacher gratefully accepted.

Note: New topics of study will be announced in December for Spring 2020 teachings.



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Susan will be retreat until Feb 2020. 

For more information check out her website



Island Dharma is based on Vancouver Island. We are a Buddhist group in the Namgyal Lineage dedicated to the teachings of Awareness and Compassion. We host Dharma talks in Nanaimo, Duncan, and on Denman Island as well as residential weekend and week-long retreats with our resident teacher Cheryl Fraser and with our guest teacher Lama Mark Webber.

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