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Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

                                        3-Day Residential Retreat
Nov. 17-20, 2016


6-Day Residential Retreat
May 7-13, 2017

Registration information will be available soon.


Retreat is an integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing the conditions for deepening one’s practice and understanding. On 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 to support the awakening of our inherent wisdom and natural capacity for love, and to recognize how habituated patterns get in the way of its expression. The emphasis will be on practice and direct experience

The retreats 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 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.


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.