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                                      A 3-Day Residential Retreat
                                      Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster ON
                                                           Nov. 19-22, 2015

Retreat is an integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing the conditions for
deepening one’s practice and understanding. In this 3-day retreat, we will cultivate the qualities of mind and heart that enable us to be present, and at ease, with life as it unfolds in each moment of our experience. We will engage in meditation practices to quiet the mind, cultivating an inner stillness and relaxed awareness of the mind/body process, providing conditions that support the realization through direct experience of the wisdom and the freedom of ‘letting go of grasping’ at our experience. This retreat will specifically focus on body and breath awareness practices, and the relationship between body, breath and mind.
The retreat will be held in noble silence. The daily format will include sitting and walking
meditation, gentle movement and awareness exercises, nature meditation, and evening Dharma talks. Instruction and guidance with your personal practice will be available. This retreat is  suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

The retreat will be held from the evening of Thursday, Nov. 19  to midday Sunday, Nov. 22 at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster, ON (one hour from Waterloo).
 All meals will be vegetarian. All rooms are single occupancy, and have sinks.

Registration is limited to 25 people. The cost is $375  for a single room. A deposit of $185 is required at the time of registration, and is non refundable after Oct. 19, 2015. The balance of the retreat fee is due Oct. 19, 2015, and is non refundable.

Download registration form.

To register online, submit payment via the PayPal link below, and click here to email your completed registration form. A $5 service charge will be added for online registration.

A 6-Day Residential Retreat
Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster ON
May 1-7, 2016

The retreat will be held from the evening of Sunday, May 3 to midday Saturday, May 9 at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster, ON (one hour from Waterloo). 

More information and registration available in January, 2016.


Teacher: Susan Child began practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual inquiry in the 1970s. Since 1991, she has been involvedsue 2 extensively in Buddhist
study and practice in Asia, Europe and North America,
with respected Dharma teachers, primarily in the Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism. She
has completed a 3-year Buddhist teacher training
program with Ken McLeod. She has professional
training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat Zinn, and has studied Buddhist psychology and Buddhist ministry. Susan is the founder of The Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre― a non-sectarian centre for meditative practice in the Buddhist tradition ― where
she is the spiritual coordinator, and teaches meditation.