Calm Abiding Meditation & Yoga Retreat

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Calm Abiding Meditation & Yoga Retreat - Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton AB

Calm Abiding Meditation & Yoga Retreat
Saturday, March 23, 2024
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Investment: $95

Includes Lunch & Snacks

Join us for a 1-day experiential retreat with our Spiritual Director, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the joys of meditation. You will learn how to focus your mind so you can better analyze your thoughts and emotions, enabling you to transform negative states into positive ones. The teachings Kushok shares on this day offer the foundation for developing a meditation practice for beginners, as well as for deepening and improving practice for those who have already started a meditation practice. 

During the morning session, Kushok will explain what Calm Abiding Meditation is, followed by a Guided Meditation. In the afternoon session, he will give a teaching on the four applications of mindfulness.  Walking meditation will start off the afternoon session. A question-and-answer session will end the afternoon session. Throughout the day there will be several opportunities to ask Kushok questions about your practice and obtain further guidance.  

Before lunch, we will be offering a 45-minute Yoga Class (suitable for all levels) taught by Registered Yoga Teacher, Timmie Horvath, RMT, E-RYT. Please bring your own yoga mat. Feel free to meditate, reflect or walk the beautiful grounds of the Providence Centre if you prefer.  

A selection of Dharma books and items will also be available for sale during the breaks. 

LOCATION: 

The teachings and practices occur in the tranquil setting of the Providence Renewal Centre, 3005-119 Street, Edmonton AB T6J 5R5. 

Situated on 20 acres in the heart of the city, Providence Renewal Centre has hosted spiritual events from a variety of traditions for over 30 years. The centre has lovely indoor and outdoor spaces and much of our meditation time will be spent outdoors (weather permitting), enjoying the beautiful gardens, labyrinth, and walking paths.  

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe is the Spiritual Director of Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society in Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and meditation teacher who studied and served for over 30 years at the personal monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in in Dharamsala, India – Namgyal Tantric College.

Kushok’s warm hearted nature and humourous teaching style attracts students from all walks of life. His teachings on mindfulness meditation, calm abiding meditation, Vajrayana meditation, Gelugpa Buddhist philosophy, compassion, and secular ethics are always in high demand.

Take advantage of this opportunity to benefit from Kushok’s wisdom and experience. To learn more, please read Kushok’s full bio.

Timmie Horvath, RMT, E-RYT, is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher who has taught Yoga and Fitness classes to people of all walks of life since 2009. As a Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki Teacher, she has an extensive range of expertise and a comprehensive understanding of both physical anatomy and the intricacies of energetic anatomy. 

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Yoga mat (if participating in the Yoga Class) 
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Shawl or layers to keep warm 
  • Water bottle 
  • Warm clothes, appropriate footwear, hat, sunscreen for outdoors 
  • Cash or credit card to purchase items from our pop-up bookstore 
  • Meditation cushion (optional) 

Chairs and some meditation cushions will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own meditation cushion if you have one. 

RETREAT FEE & REGISTRATION: 

Your investment is $95, which includes a hot lunch (vegetarian options available), coffee/tea, and snacks throughout the day. Click here to register

If you are unable to register online, please contact our office using the phone number or email listed below.  

The registration deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024.

REFUND POLICY:

An individual may receive a refund, less a $5.00 administration fee, if they request the refund from the Society Office by email, before 2:00 PM the day after the first class.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: 

Please note photos and videos may be taken for promotional purposes. Our Privacy Contact is Andrew Patton, 780-479-0014, [email protected]

HEALTH & SAFETY: 

Please note that we will be abiding by the current provincial guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing requirements. 

Contact: Gaden Samten Ling Office 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 780-479-0014 

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