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Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

A 6-Day Residential Retreat
Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster ON
April 6-12, 2014

Retreat is an integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing the conditions for deepening one’s practice and understanding. In this 6-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.’

retreatThe 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 Sunday, April 6 until midday on Saturday, April 12 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 $725 for a single room and $675 for a shared room. A deposit of $375 is required at the time of registration, and is non-refundable after February 21, 2014. The balance of the retreat fee is due February 21, 2014, and is non-refundable.

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.

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