Courses and Classes
BCIMS offers long-form courses as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the dharma and to build community (sangha) by being part of a dharma study cohort over a period of months. Descriptions will indicate whether the course is recommended for a particular level of experience, or if the course is suitable for all levels of experience. Courses may be offered online or in-person.
BCIMS offers multi-week dharma classes as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the dharma and to build community (sangha) by connecting with others who are interested in learning and practicing the dharma. Descriptions will indicate whether a class is recommended for a particular level of experience, or if the course is suitable for all levels of experience. Classes are typically 5 to 8 weeks in length and may be offered online or in-person.
Tending the Spark: Mindfulness and the Creative Life
May 17 to June 21, 2022
4:30 – 6 PM PT
Each class in this six-week online series will include opportunities for mindfulness practice as well as short exercises and discussions designed to spark creative thinking. In a goal-oriented society, we tend to overlook the beneficial and even healing aspect of the creative process itself, whether there is a final product or not. Mindfulness practice allows us to approach our creative endeavours with a sense of inquiry and appreciation, while also honouring our intuition and personal experience.
WAKING UP TO WHITENESS: DHARMA AND ANTI-RACISM STUDY GROUPS
Lee Anne Smith, Laura Quilici, Susan Harris
This series of study groups is an opportunity to study and discuss a carefully developed curriculum designed to explore anti-racism from a dharma perspective and to share learning and experiences within the group. Our exploration will be based in a Canadian context, with some American sources, including articles (by teachers, activists, government sources and monastics), videos and podcasts.