Riverview Dharma Centre
Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster ON
May 3-9, 2015
The retreat will be
held from the evening of Sunday, May 3 to midday Saturday, May 9 at Mount Mary
Centre in Ancaster, ON
hour from Waterloo). All meals will be vegetarian. All rooms are single
occupancy, and have sinks.
Retreat is an
integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing the conditions
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,
ease, with life as it unfolds in each moment of our experience. We will
in meditation practices to quiet the mind, cultivating an inner
relaxed awareness of the mind/body process, providing conditions that
the realization through direct experience of the wisdom and the freedom
letting go of grasping at our experience. This retreat will
on body and breath awareness practices, and the relationship between
breath and mind.
will be held in noble silence. The daily format will include sitting
walking meditation, gentle movement and awareness exercises, nature
and evening Dharma talks. Instruction and guidance with your personal
will be available. This retreat
is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
Registration is limited
to 25 people.
Registration is now open.
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
with respected Dharma teachers, primarily in the
Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism. She
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