Seeing Clearly on the Path to Peace - Daylong Meditation Retreat

Teacher: Leslie Ellestad In this daylong meditation retreat we will look closely at the ways we can work with the thinking mind:

  • through calming the mind
  • mindfulness of thinking through noting
  • mindfulness of the attitude in the mind and deepening our awareness of it's impact on thought content
  • exploration of wise intention, the second step of the eightfold path
  • cultivation of skillful attitude through the practice of compassion There will be alternate periods of sitting and walking and an opportunity for Q & A.

Please bring your lunch. If you like to sit on the floor, bringing your own meditation cushion or bench is recommended. Supplies are available at YogaMCC for purchase.

$35+gst and dana (a donation) for the teacher. The cost for this retreat covers the use of the studio and the support of the staff in the studio. In the tradition, the cultivation of generosity is a heart practice between the student and teacher. The teacher participates by studying and practicing in order to be able to support the student’s development. The student receives this generosity and supports the teacher in return. This is the tradition of dana. A donation for the teacher.**

To Register: Register at yogamcc.com

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Tuesday meditation periods are from 30 - 45 minutes, most often not guided, and Dharma talks may include more advanced topics than the Thursday group, so Tuesdays are more suitable for experienced meditators or newer meditators looking for a challenge.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Leslie Ellestad and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Thursday nights are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. There will be meditation instruction and shorter meditation periods depending on the experience level in the group.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Janice Darling and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 8:45

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

Weekend Non-Residential Retreat with Ajahn Pavaro

Sanghamitta's home (map)

Teacher: Ajahn Pavaro is a Canadian-born monk who was ordained as a bikkhu in 2003 and most recently has been living and training in Thailand for more than 7 years.

Location: Canmore, AB at Sanghamitta's (Mary Dumka) home. Some billets may be available for accommodation. (Details upon registration)

Schedule: 8:30AM - 9PM Friday and Saturday, 8:30AM - 6:00PM Sunday

Cost: No fee; dana offerings to the teacher are gratefully accepted

To register: Registration opens in September.

Visit canmoretheravadabuddhism.ca to register - if you sign up for the Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community's newsletter on the website, you will receive a reminder to register.

Contact: Sanghamitta canmore.t.buddhism@gmail.com

Presented by Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community

Awakening the Heart's Potential - Weekend Non-Residential Retreat with Heather Martin

Wildwood Community Association (map)

Awakening the Heart’s Potential Many of us feel that we have had to turn the precious gift of being alive into a routine existence, thus limiting or forgetting our innate depth and potential. In this retreat, we will explore how to access and engage those factors which bring about the Awakening of our spirits, which we are all secretly longing for.

Trained through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Heather is the resident teacher of the Salt Spring Island Insight Meditation Community. Heather is a very accessible and welcoming teacher with experience leading retreats since 2001 in Canada and on the West Coast of the U.S.

Open to all levels of meditation experience.

Schedule: Friday 7-9PM; Saturday 9AM - 5PM; Sunday 9AM - 3PM

Location: Wildwood Community Centre, 4411 Spruce Drive SW

Cost: $94 + dana (donation) for Heather

Contact: Carmen Wyatt info@calgaryims.org

Register now: Please click here to go to the registration page.

Presented by Calgary Insight Meditation Society

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Tuesday meditation periods are from 30 - 45 minutes, most often not guided, and Dharma talks may include more advanced topics than the Thursday group, so Tuesdays are more suitable for experienced meditators or newer meditators looking for a challenge.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Leslie Ellestad and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

Cultivating Mindfulness of Aging, Illness, Death and Awakening - Weekend retreat with Bob Stahl

Queen's House of Retreats (map)

This retreat has both residential and non-residential options and is located at Queen's House of Retreats in Saskatoon. Bob Stahl is an accomplished teacher who teaches through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Center, and is the guiding teacher of Insight Santa Cruz. For more information about the retreat, costs, and how to register, please see http://saskatooninsight.com/wp/upcoming-events/retreat-with-bob-stahl/

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Thursday nights are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. There will be meditation instruction and shorter meditation periods depending on the experience level in the group.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Janice Darling and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 8:45

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

Metta Meditation Weekend with Anne Mahoney

Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre (map)

Teacher: Anne Mahoney has over 30 years of experience in mindfulness meditation and has studied with both Asian and North American teachers. She has been teaching for over 15 years and leads a meditation group in Calgary.

Location: Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB

Cost: $360 + dana to the teacher. Fee includes private room Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings + all meals, including supper on Thursday evening.

To register: For more information and how to register, see this poster.

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Tuesday meditation periods are from 30 - 45 minutes, most often not guided, and Dharma talks may include more advanced topics than the Thursday group, so Tuesdays are more suitable for experienced meditators or newer meditators looking for a challenge.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Leslie Ellestad and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

Calgary IMS Drop-in Meditation Group

2nd Floor of Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A/group discussion, with a little (optional) chanting at the beginning and the end.

Thursday nights are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. There will be meditation instruction and shorter meditation periods depending on the experience level in the group.

This fall, we're exploring the 'Three Characteristics' of life: Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, and Non-self (the impersonal nature of reality).

Teachers: Janice Darling and Carmen Wyatt

7:30 - 8:45

Cost: Pay what you can. The suggested amount is $10, but anyone unable to pay this amount will not be turned away. Money recieved goes toward the facility rental fees and to support the teachers.

Location: 2nd floor at Christ Church Elbow Park - enter the west door and go up the stairs or take the elevator down the hall and to the right. Turn right at the end of the hall once you're upstairs. Free on-street parking and in a lot in the alley behind the church.

10-Day Residential Retreat with Anne Mahoney

Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre (map)

Teacher: Anne Mahoney has over 30 years of experience in mindfulness meditation and has studied with both Asian and North American teachers. She has been teaching for over 15 years and leads a meditation group in Calgary.

Location: Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB

Cost: $1055 + dana to the teacher. Fee includes private room + all meals, including supper on Feb. 19th.

To register: For more information and how to register, see this poster.