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Nourishing the Roots of Joy: An Afternoon Retreat

February 23 @ 11:15 - 16:30

$30 – $50

A tree blooms when it’s nourished with water, sun and soil and has space to grow. Joy is a blossoming of the heart with its roots in the development of awareness, kindness and ethics. We can’t snap our fingers and make ourselves feel joy, but we can live in ways which allow it to grow and flourish. Teachings, meditation practices, exercises and discussion in this daylong retreat will open our eyes to how we can each nourish the roots of joy in our lives.

The day will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, guided practices and a talk with time for questions and discussion,in a friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome: beginners and more experienced practitioners. The teachings will be given in English; questions and comments in French and English are welcome. Space is limited! This event will be limited to 32 participants.

Everyone is welcome: This event is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators.

Registration Information:

Cost: Sliding scale: $30 (students, unemployed, retired) – $40 (regular fee) – $50 (supporter fee). TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Our sliding scale fees allow retreatants to pay according to their financial means. Please contact us if you need to request a further reduction in rate. Free-will donations (dana) to Daryl to support her teaching practice will be invited at the end of the day.

Registrations can only be done through this website. It is not possible to register through the Yoga on the Park Studio website.

What to bring: Cushions and blankets are provided for sitting on the floor; chairs are also available. Wear comfortable clothing. There will be a 20 minute break for tea, (which will be provided) and you may bring a light snack to eat at that time. Eating is not allowed in the meditation hall during practices or the talk. Please arrive at 11:15 am.

Cancellation policy: You may cancel and receive a reimbursement of your registration fee up to 48 hours before the event begins. After that no refund will be given but you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please inform us as soon as possible if you need to cancel.