Riverview Dharma Centre
Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster
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.
retreat will be
held from the evening of Thursday, Nov. 19 to midday Sunday,
22 at Mount Mary
Centre in Ancaster, ON
hour from Waterloo). All
meals will be vegetarian. All rooms are single occupancy, and have
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
register online, submit payment via the PayPal link below, and click here
to email your completed registration form. A $5 service charge will be
for online registration.
Mount Mary Retreat Centre,
May 1-7, 2016
held from the evening of Sunday, May 3 to midday Saturday, May 9 at Mount Mary
Centre in Ancaster, ON
hour from Waterloo).
registration available in January, 2016.
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