Retreats & Workshops

 

 

Remembering and Awakening:
Residential Weekend Meditation Retreat

Loyola House, Guelph ON
November 22-25, 2018

Mindfulness can be demystified, practised and realized. When we understand that mindfulness means “to remember,” returning our attention to the present moment, we see this is possible for us. It is a training.

This present moment awareness and cultivation is not just for the purpose of developing calmness and concentration. It’s for the purpose of awakening. When this kind attention and presence is cultivated, we gain access to liberating insights. Peace is possible for us.

This retreat will include optional yoga sessions twice a day.

Sliding Scale: $405 / $455 / $505
COST: TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. TNI retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teachers at the end of each retreat. The deposit is included in all of our fees.
Information and Registration through True North Insight


Begin Again:
Residential Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Jill Davey and Heather Fenton


Jericho House, Port Colborne, ON
January 17 – 20, 2019 (Arrival between 3-6pm on Thursday. The retreat will end after lunch on Sunday.)

Begin the new year with a quiet and curious exploration of what it’s like to be here, now — moment by moment — breathing, being, sensing, aware.

This 4-day silent retreat will be structured using basic buddhist practices of mindfulness and insight (vipassana), including periods of seated and walking meditation. You will be supported with instructions for practice (dharma), guided meditations, and periods of guided mindful movement (hatha yoga).

Suitable for all levels. Beginners are very welcome.

We spend so much of our lives caught up in stories that play out in our minds. Internally, we endure a constant stream of thoughts, feelings, fears, regrets, judgements. We easily become lost in the past, or in planning for the future, or fixating on our opinions — often resulting in criticizing and condemning ourselves and others.

What would it be like to be able to rest? To let go of our opinions? What if we practiced relaxing and showing up fully for what is happening right now? Could we learn to do this with fearlessness and grace?

Single Room $450 | Double Room $350
All rooms have en suite bathrooms. All meals and snacks included (vegetarian). A 25% deposit is due at the time of registration

* Your Registration Fee covers the operating costs of the retreat. The fee does not include compensation for the teachers. In the 2,500-year-long tradition of the Buddha, the teachers will offer instruction (dharma) freely and will be accepting donations. The practice of giving (dana) in this way happens on the side of the teacher when they share the teachings and their experience, and happens on the side of the student when they support the teacher, in accordance with their means. This practice also allows us to offer the retreat at an accessible cost.

Cancellation Policy
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel. Cancellations after 11am on opening day of the retreat may prevent those on the wait list from attending. Deposits and payments cannot be transferred to another person. If you cancel before Dec 15, 2018, your deposit will refunded, less a $50 fee. If you cancel after Dec 15, 2018, your deposit will not be refunded.

For more information or to reserve your space please call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or email hello@gentlydownthestream.org


Moving Through Loss and Grief
Residential Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Daryl Lynn Ross and Jill Davey

Loyola House, Guelph ON
June 6-9, 2019

Loss is part of life; no one escapes change and loss. We might ourselves feel lost, not knowing how to continue on when someone we love has died, a relationship ends or a dream or vision no longer seems possible. Sitting together, with the guidance of the teachers and within the stability of meditative awareness, we will explore how to compassionately accept the pain and confusion of loss, see its universality and be open to growth, creativity, love and joy in our lives. Insight meditation, contemplation of the Buddha's teachings and guided practices will be included in this retreat.Loss is part of life; no one escapes change and loss. We might ourselves feel lost, not knowing how to continue on when someone we love has died, a relationship ends or a dream or vision no longer seems possible. Sitting together, with the guidance of the teachers and within the stability of meditative awareness, we will explore how to compassionately accept the pain and confusion of loss, see its universality and be open to growth, creativity, love and joy in our lives. Insight meditation, contemplation of the Buddha’s teachings and guided practices will be included in this retreat.

Registration Info Here: True North Insight


A Heart That Resonates
Residential Weeklong Meditation Retreat
with Pascal Auclair and Jill Davey

Galilee Centre, Arnprior, ON
June 24-30, 2019

We will explore together how mindful awareness can allow the fullness of our human experience to be felt with balance. We will sit together guided by the teachers, practice walking meditation in silence, and we will consider the Buddha’s teaching and make it relevant for us today. Our minds and hearts will be cultivated to become responsive, opening to all this life has to offer, healing the sharp edges and cultivating the truth and joy we can offer others and ourselves.

 

Registration Info Here:  True North Insight

 

 


Young Adult Retreat
Residential Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Daryl Lynn Ross and Jill Davey

Galilee Centre, Arnprior, ON
August 15-18, 2019

unsplash-logofreestocks.orgThis retreat is specifically for young adults, aged 18 to 28. It offers meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation periods, facilitated discussion groups, meditative arts, and times of silence observed through the day. The atmosphere is warm, contemplative and joyful, supporting participants as they cultivate their inner wisdom and heart. Experienced teachers and assistants will support and guide the practices and activities. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Transportation to the retreat centre may be available if needed.

Registration Info Here: True North Insight