Calgary IMS Drop-In Meditation Group

Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 4th Tuesday 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 nights are suitable for more experienced meditators, or newer meditators who want a challenge. Meditation periods are typically not guided and are 40-45 minutes long

Teacher: Leslie Ellestad

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. 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.

Awakening Joy - 10 Steps to a Happier Life

Online and Calgary study group (map)

The first online Awakening Joy class is available from James Baraz on this day. The study group will meet Feb. 11 at 7:30 PM.

To register for the Awakening Joy course, contact Carmen at carmw@telus.net.

One-Day Retreat

Inglewood (map)

Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month, February through June 2019. For the full list of dates, see here.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each day and will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.

Cost: $15/day + dana for the teacher

To Register: Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com. Please note, a minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!

Awakening Joy Study Group

SW Calgary, TBA (map)

For 15 years, Dharma teacher James Baraz has helped students find joy in their lives through this engaging, transformative 5-month course. This year, Awakening Joy is available online from February 4 – June 18 and Carmen Wyatt will be leading a twice-monthly Awakening Joy group based on the course. To register, please see the poster. Here’s how it works The course consists of 2 parts:

  1. Online component: Twice per month, James and/or special guests present an online video class and other materials. There are 10 topics (or steps), covered over 20 classes. Each video is available online for students to access for one year after it is presented. This portion of the course costs US$200; however, if this rate is more than you can afford, you can contact James to request a lower rate.
  1. Group component: Twice per month, participants will meet in person as a group, facilitated by Carmen, to meditate, do some of the activities and discuss the teachings from the previous online class. As facilitator, Carmen is taking teacher training for the Awakening Joy course and will be guided by James. There is no charge for the group component.

The meetings will typically be two Monday evenings/month from 7:30 – 9PM, from February 11 through June 24th (See the poster for dates.)

Calgary IMS Drop-In Meditation Group

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.

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. 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. $200 scholarships are available for this retreat. See details here.

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

Calgary IMS Drop-In Meditation Group

Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 4th Tuesday 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 nights are suitable for more experienced meditators, or newer meditators who want a challenge. Meditation periods are typically not guided and are 40-45 minutes long

Teacher: Leslie Ellestad

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. 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.

One-Day Retreat

Inglewood (map)

Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month, February through June 2019. For the full list of dates, see here.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each day and will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.

Cost: $15/day + dana for the teacher

To Register: Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com. Please note, a minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!

Calgary IMS Drop-In Meditation Group

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.

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. 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

Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Belonging to a meditation group is a great support for your practice! Join us the 4th Tuesday 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 nights are suitable for more experienced meditators, or newer meditators who want a challenge. Meditation periods are typically not guided and are 40-45 minutes long

Teacher: Leslie Ellestad

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. 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.

Wise Engagement In Challenging Times - Heather Martin

Providence Renewal Centre (map)

Our world and our daily lives are in constant flux. By exploring this truth through our own immediate experiences, we learn to bring a wise perspective to our engagement with the world during these challenging times.

This non-residential weekend retreat is open to everyone, regardless of previous meditation experience.

Heather Martin has been practising meditation since 1972. Theravada Buddhism has been her main practice since her eight-year training in the style of S.N.Goenka. She has practiced Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Vipassana with Burmese master Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and more recently the early Foundations of Mindfulness with scholar-monk Bikkhu Analayo. Heather has been leading retreats in Canada and the U.S. for many years and is the guiding teacher for Salt Spring Insight Meditation Community. **

Dates and times**

Friday, March 29, 7 to 9 pm; Saturday, March 30, 9 am to 4:30 pm; Sunday, March 31, 9 am to 4 pm.

To Register and for more information, go to Eventbrite

One-Day Retreat

Inglewood (map)

Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month, February through June 2019. For the full list of dates, see here.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each day and will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.

Cost: $15/day + dana for the teacher

To Register: Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com. Please note, a minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!

One-Day Retreat

Inglewood (map)

Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month, February through June 2019. For the full list of dates, see here.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each day and will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.

Cost: $15/day + dana for the teacher

To Register: Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com. Please note, a minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!

One-Day Retreat

Inglewood (map)

Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month, February through June 2019. For the full list of dates, see here.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each day and will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.

Cost: $15/day + dana for the teacher

To Register: Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com. Please note, a minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!