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Alberta Summer Course

Where: Calgary North
When: Friday August 4 - Monday August 7

The Diamond Way Buddhist Centres of Alberta are hosting the 7th Alberta Summer Course and inviting all practitioners from all corners of the world.
Where: David Thompson Resort, Rocky Mountain *

REGISTRATION OPEN
Before June 30 <> $165
After June 30 <> $180
[ REGISTER ONLINE - with PayPal ]

Please contact us if you would like to RENT A TENT: The David Thompson Resort has new tents that are for rent, and they can set them up for you for $50 for the entire weekend. You can use them for all of your needs.

The Diamond Way Buddhist Centres of Alberta are hosting the 7th Alberta Summer Course and inviting all practitioners from all corners of the world.

The weekend will be filled with lectures and Q&A, meditation sessions, activities, meals, and socializing! Besides lectures on various topics, our teacher will answer questions and give special instructions for any of the meditation practices that belong to the Ngondro: Preliminary Meditation Practices.

If any of you are flying in, let us know, and we will do our very best to pick you up at the airport—or at least to coordinate a rental car, if that becomes necessary.

The David Thompson Resort* is situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, central to Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Nordegg and the Columbia Icefields. The setting is beautiful and a powerful place in nature.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 3
6 PM <> Dinner at Restaurant: Dang Good Restaurant [13308 118 Ave]
8 PM <> Public Lecture by Claudia Faiguenboim at the Edmonton Diamond Way Buddhist Centre: Buddhism in the West followed by 16th Karmapa meditation

The Alberta Summer Course will start on Friday evening with a potluck at 6 PM.

Friday, August 4
3 – 5 PM <> Setup campsite and Gompa Tent. 6 volunteers need to be available to help at that time.
6 PM <> Welcome Potluck
8 PM <> Lecture: The Phases of Diamond Way Meditation followed by 16th Karmapa meditation

Saturday, August 5
8:30 – 10 AM <> Breakfast
10 – 11 AM <> Meditation (personal practice)
11AM – 1 PM <> Lecture: Ngondro, 4 Preliminary Practices
1:30 PM <> Lunch
3 – 6 PM <> Hiking
6:30 PM <> Dinner
8 PM <> Lecture: The 5 Buddha Families, Transforming Disturbing Emotions into Wisdoms followed by 16th Karmapa meditation

Sunday, August 6
8:30 – 10 AM <> Breakfast
10  – 11 AM <> Meditation (personal practice)
11AM – 1 PM <> Lecture: Student and Teacher Relation
1:30 PM <> Lunch
3 – 6 PM <> Hiking
6:30 PM <> Dinner
8 PM <> Lecture: Our Work and Development in the Buddhist Centres followed by 16th Karmapa meditation

Monday, August 7
9 – 11 AM <> Cowboy Breakfast, $12
11 AM <> 16th Karmapa Meditation

Registration includes: meals and coffee/tea, lectures, and staying in your tent.
There will be a covered common area with picnic tables so that we can eat and socialize together. There is a restaurant on site (optional).

What to bring to the Alberta Summer Course 
Cushion, mat and/or blanket, and everything else you use for your personal practice
Tent, sleeping mat, warm sleeping bag
Comfortable outdoor walking shoes
Clothing for warm days, cold Canadian nights, and potential rain
Towel, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, bag
Flipflops for the showers
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Cash for snacks and beverages
Reusable water bottle and/or a thermos
Loonies and toonies for the showers
Mosquito repellent
Flashlights, headlamps and/or lanterns
Food for the potluck on Friday night (Food will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. There will be a vegetarian option, but if you have food allergies/sensitivities or really picky children, you may want to bring your own food.)

Accommodation Options
Bring your tent, trailer or RV. This year we will use Group Campsite B, a very quiet place and also has a shelter we can use for food preparation or a shelter for rainy weather. You can also reserve an RV/Trailer, cabin, or room at the David Thompson Resort. Book ASAP as they book up fast!

Biography
Claudia Faiguenboim, originally from Brazil, and currently living in Los Angeles, USA, works in Communications and Marketing. She took refuge in 2003 and following Lama Ole and Hannah's wishes she helped establish the DW centre in Barcelona, Spain. In 2010, she moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where she also helped establish, together with few idealistic friends, the first DW Living Center of the country. Lama Ole asked her to teach in December 2014.

*David Thompson Resort, Rocky Mountain
Toll-free: +1-888-810-2103
Box 17, Nordegg, AB T0M 2H0
Cline River on Highway 11
davidthompsonresort.com

If you have any questions or need information on registering, please check with Rick Hoines at rick.r.s.hoines@gmail.com or +1-780-266-1908


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