Winter Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat
Saturday, March 4, 2023
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS:
Click here to learn more about our Spiritual Director, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe.
Click here to view Timmie Horvath’s teacher profile on Yoga Alliance.
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.
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 February 28, 2023.
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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]