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Galilee Centre

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398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada

April 2016

Introduction to Insight Meditation: A Welcome to Beginners and Returners

April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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This silent retreat will offer an introduction to basic Buddhist teachings, to insight meditation and to practice in a retreat context. Guided meditations, pointers on sitting posture and opportunities to ask questions will make this an accessible retreat for meditators in beginning stages of practice. Participants will be offered guidance to bring the practice into daily life to meet our relationships, work and responsibilities with mindfulness and an open heart.

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November 2016

Presence with Body: Discovering Stability, Ease and Freedom – Meditation and Yoga Retreat

November 17, 2016 @ 15:30 - November 20, 2016 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$370 – $470

The first mindfulness practices that the Buddha taught were being attentive to our experience in the body—coming to our senses. In this meditation retreat, yoga practice (guided by David Schouela) will be an integral part of the retreat, and will be a form of meditation in motion. There will be two or three sessions of yoga each day.

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June 2017

The Dharma of Relationships

June 8, 2017 @ 15:30 - June 11, 2017 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$380 – $480

Possibly the most challenging and important part of life into which we bring our practice of mindfulness is the arena of relationships. Our intimate relations, colleagues at work, friends and even neighbors call us to be present in the moment and respond with authenticity and heart. Yet relationships are often the very context in which reactive patterns are triggered, and we bring to these encounters the pain of old baggage.

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July 2017

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings

July 19, 2017 @ 15:30 - July 23, 2017 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$495 – $625

The Buddha began his lifetime of teaching by giving attention to the reality of human suffering and the potential for liberation. The elaborate self-identities we construct are in actuality the root of suffering.

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November 2017

Abiding Mindfully in the Body: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

November 23, 2017 @ 15:30 - November 26, 2017 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$380 – $480

Come home to your body and rest mindfully. Mindfulness of the body is an invitation to open to the awareness which is already present in the body.
Yoga practice will be an integral part of this silent meditation retreat as a form of meditation in motion - there will be two or three sessions of yoga each day.

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December 2017

2017 New Year’s Retreat

December 29, 2017 @ 15:30 - January 1, 2018 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$380 – $480

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. A silent weekend meditation retreat in the vipassana tradition or a MBSR course are the prerequisites.

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July 2018

The Awakening Heart

July 18, 2018 @ 15:30 - July 22, 2018 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$505 – $640

Insight meditation offers us a way towards freedom from habits of confusion, clinging and resistance, the drivers of human suffering. As drivenness diminishes, we come home to who we truly are and can be open and intimately present in the unfolding of life. The warm quality of presence is love; our deepening practice reveals the boundlessness of an awakened heart. This retreat will explore within our own experience how insight and wisdom free us to love wholeheartedly, and how love liberates us from the painful delusion that we are isolated and separate. This retreat is recommended for people with a foundation of meditation practice, and a previous insight retreat. There will be optional Feldenkrais (Awareness Through Movement) sessions offered by Janet Maxwell.   Registration Information ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday, July 18. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, July 22. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch. 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. Sliding Scale:              $505– $575 - $640 Deposit:                      $255

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August 2018

Relating to Ourselves and Others with the Hearth of a Buddha

August 9, 2018 @ 15:30 - August 12, 2018 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$390 – $490

Co-Teacher: Jean Esther  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 open heart, relationships are often the context in which old reactive patterns are triggered. In this retreat Daryl Lynn Ross and Jean Esther will explore how to be intimate with ourselves, and authentic and compassionate in how we relate with others. The retreat schedule will include sessions of mindful speaking and interaction as well as times of silence, all engaged in with a spirit of kindness. Sitting and walking meditation, teachings, mindful movement and discussions about practice will round out the retreat schedule. This retreat is open to all, and is not specifically designed for couples. Couples and individuals of all sexual and gender orientations are welcome.  Please note: we ask that couples not share a room together.   Registration Information ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, August 9. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, August 12. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch. 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. Sliding Scale:              $390 – $440 - $490 Deposit:                      $195  

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October 2018

The Four Noble Truths: Undoing the Causes of Our Suffering

October 24, 2018 @ 15:30 - October 28, 2018 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$505 – $640

The Four Noble Truths are the core of the Buddha’s teaching. They are a plan of action to release the stress, anxiety, and tension in the mind, heart, and body. The teachings approach this in a non-conventional way. We are not trying to change anything, but are learning to be with life as it unfolds. We use the calm, peace and well-being that come from meditation as a springboard for greater insight into our life and our true nature. Insight is the doorway to wisdom and...

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November 2018

Abiding Mindfully in the Body: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

November 14, 2018 @ 15:30 - November 18, 2018 @ 12:00
Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario Canada
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$505 – $640

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 our senses. Mindfulness of the body is an invitation to open to...

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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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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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