Retreats & Workshops

 

Daily Life Meditation Retreat

Orchard Park, Guelph ON
Wheelchair accessible, parking available.

Deepen your capacity to bring awareness into everyday activities through mindfulness and inquiry, with an exploration of themes relevant to daily life. The retreat includes sitting, walking, and standing meditation, Buddhist teachings and discussions. This retreat is suitable for beginners that would like an introduction to meditation and for those who wish to deepen their current practice.

Sunday April 7, 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday April 8 through Friday April 12
mornings 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and evenings 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The retreat ends on Friday April 12 at 9:00 a.m.

Shared vegetarian breakfasts and dinners provide opportunities for further discussion as well as community (sangha) building.

Cost

Pre-registration $75.00
In the tradition of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) participants give a donation (dana) to support the teacher and the continuation of the teachings.  For more information and to register contact Marnie at marnieallen47@gmail.com or 519-824-1814.

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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 16-18, 2019

unsplash-logofreestocks.orgThis retreat is specifically for young adults, aged 18 to 29. 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