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!

Ayya Santacitta Non-Residential Retreat

Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community (map)

Non-Residential Retreat - The Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Ayya Santacitta was born in Austria and has practiced meditation for 30 years. She trained as a nun since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah, and took bikkhuni ordination in 2011. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa. Since 2002 she has also received teachings in the lineage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. She is particularly interested in creating sanctuary close to nature, practicing in community, and bringing wisdom traditions to the environmental movement.

Time: Friday, June 21: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday, June 22: 8:30 am - 9 pm; Sunday, June 23: 8:30 am - 5 pm.

Cost: No fee, but dana is gratefully accepted for Ayya's monastery

Location: 518 - 2 Street, Canmore, AB

More details and to register: Go to canmoretheravadabuddhism.ca

Ayya Santacitta Dharma Talk

The Crump Room, Christ Church Elbow Park (map)

Calgary Insight Meditation Society invites you to join us for an evening with Ayya Santacitta on Tuesday, June 25 from 7:30 - 9 PM at Christ Church, 3602 8 ST SW. We will meet in the Crump Room. Enter throught the west door. The Crump Room is on the main floor and to the right, near the end of the hall. There is free on-street parking.

Cost: There is no fee, but dana (a donation) is gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of the facility and for Ayya Santacitta's monastery.

Ayya Santacitta: Ayya Santacitta was born in Austria and has a multifaceted background in hotel management, ethnology and avant-garde dance theater. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She has practiced meditation for 30 years and trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since 2002 she has also received teachings in the lineage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, where she has resided since 2009 and took Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011. She is particularly interested in creating sanctuary close to nature, practicing in community, and bringing wisdom traditions to the environmental movement.

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.

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.

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.

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.