MEDITATION PRACTICE TIME - a weekend meditation retreat

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Do you have a personal meditation practice? Would you like an opportunity to practice together with others for a weekend in a beautiful nature setting?

This weekend is a opportunity to do a chunk of your own practice in the community and support of others. You may intersperse your meditation in the temple with winter walks in the woods. We will be sharing together in the cooking tasks, with time to read from the voluminous library on-site. We will have group sits throughout the day to participate in. This is not a silent retreat, and will work for those who enjoy the refresh of meditation sessions within a group session.

There will be an onsite meditation teacher from the Awaken in Toronto group, Linda Hochstetler, to answer any meditation questions that arise throughout the weekend, or to help you find a meditation practice you want to work with.

The first class will be held on Friday at 8pm, and the retreat ends after lunch on Sunday. It is possible to come for just part of the weekend.

Rates include: Single accommodation and all meals. Registration does not include Dana to the teacher, who shares her experience within the traditional Buddhist understanding of Dana (see below).
Early Bird - Pay before January 18, 2019: $175
Regular: $200

To register, please fill in the registration form by following this link:

Payment and registration details are on the registration form. For any further question or enquiry, please send an email to [masked].

What is Dana?: Teachers give the Dharma freely so that anyone, no matter their financial means can attend classes. Each time one receives teachings, it is an opportunity to consciously practice generosity. Giving money and other means of support expresses gratitude and support to the teacher and helps to ensure that these teachings continue. Each person receiving Dharma teachings determines the kind and amount of Dāna according to one's heart and one’s financial means.

For more information on the Dharma Centre of Canada, go to