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February 2019

Nourishing the Roots of Joy: An Afternoon Retreat

February 23 @ 11:15 - 16:30
Yoga on the Park Studio, 5582 Sherbrooke St. West (metro Vendome, aut #105)
Montreal, Quebec H4A1W3 Canada
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$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...

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April 2019

Relating to Ourselves and Others with the Heart of a Buddha

April 11 @ 15:00 - April 14 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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When we go on retreat and dive into silence and inner awareness we have the opportunity to recognize and release the habits of mind that limit our freedom and peace. Possibly the most challenging and important arena into which we bring our practice of mindfulness is relationships. While we may want to respond to our intimate relations, colleagues, friends and neighbors with authenticity and an...

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June 2019

Moving Through Loss and Grief to Freedom

June 6 @ 15:00 - June 9 @ 12:00
Loyola House, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 Canada
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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...

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July 2019

Simple, Profound and Liberating: Discovering the Essence of Dharma

July 16 @ 15:00 - July 21 @ 15:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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Vast numbers of wonderful books and discourses have been written and spoken about Buddhist teachings, yet the essence of the practice is profoundly simple and miraculously liberating. When we wholeheartedly open to the unfolding of life as it is, not turning away, distracting ourselves or imposing our beliefs on how things should be, we experience the fullness of life living through us. Within the silence and warmth of the practice community, with the guidance of the teacher, we will meditate together and...

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August 2019

Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults

August 15 @ 15:00 - August 18 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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This 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...

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November 2019

Abiding Mindfully in the Body: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

November 13 @ 15:00 - November 16 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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The Buddha said, "There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body."  The first mindfulness practices that the Buddha taught were attending to the body— coming to...

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December 2019

2019 New Year’s Retreat

December 29, 2019 @ 15:00 - January 1, 2020 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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Welcome the New Year with reflection and intention, silence and community, surrounded by the beauty of Arnprior and the warmth of the Galilee Centre! Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes and hiking boots. We will be supported by the meditation practice, dharma talks, and a midnight gathering. This retreat is suitable for those familiar with vipassana practice...

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