Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre
WAKING UP TO A NEW
WAY OF BEING
A 7-Day Residential Retreat
Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster ON
May 5-12, 2013
Retreat is an integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing
the conditions for deepening one’s practice and understanding. In this
7-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, and investigate the mind-body process with mindful
awareness-cultivating an inner stillness, an open heart, and an opening
to the mystery of life and the wonder of ‘being.’
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
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.
Registration is limited to 25 people. The cost is $825 for a
single room and $750 for a shared room. A deposit of $400 is
required at the time of registration, and is non-refundable after
March 22, 2013. The balance of the retreat fee is due March 22,
2013, and is non-refundable.
Teacher: Susan Child began practicing meditation, and engaging in
spiritual inquiry in the 1970s. Since 1991, she has been involved 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.
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