June Newsletter

Day of Mindfulness 
Sunday, July 15th, 9am to 1pm
Location: Riverdale Rink House (next to the outdoor hockey rink)
9928 92nd Street NW, Edmonton, AB

This day of practice will be led by our community bell masters. The day is freely offered and there will be an opportunity to provide dana. Please fill out the registration form if you plan to attend: Day of Mindfulness Registration.

Opportunities for regular practice

Sitting meditation
Our weekly meditation practice is held on Sundays at Yoga Within located at 9014 75th Street NW from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.
***Note June 24th will be our last weekly practice time of the season. Enjoy your summer. See you in September ***

Other

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats with Jeanne Corrigal – August, 2018

These retreats include dharma talks, practice talks with Jeanne, reflective meditation practices, and gentle paddling each day. For more information, please email the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, at
contact@saskatooninsight.com, or to register, please use the link above.

Inspiration

“Walk as if your are kissing the earth with your feet.”
-Thich Nhat Hahn-

May Newsletter

Opportunities for regular practice.

Sitting meditation
Our weekly meditation practice is held on Sundays at Yoga Within located at 9014 75th Street NW from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.
***Note the May 20th sit is cancelled due to the long weekend***

Walking meditation
Along with the return of spring comes the return of opportunity to practice walking together.  Our first gathering will be at the cenotaph in front of City Hall at Churchill Square, on Saturday May 26th @ 10:00 am. The practice will be about 30 minutes with time for tea and conversation after.

Book Release Event: 
MINDFUL MOMENT 52 Weeks of Mindfulness Exercises + Reflections
by Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher

Happy hearts is joyful to host Bonnie during our regular gathering time and place on June 3, 2018 to host a sit, a reading from her new book, and share tea and conversation afterwards.  All are welcome to attend and books will be available for purchase on site.  A wonderful way to support the sharing of our practice as well as support an Alberta-based author.

Other

Anglin Lake Insight Meditation Retreats with Jeanne Corrigal – August, 2018

These retreats include dharma talks, practice talks with Jeanne, reflective meditation practices, and gentle paddling each day. For more information, please email the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, at
contact@saskatooninsight.com, or to register, please use the link above.

Inspiration

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.”
-Thich Nhat Hahn-

Walk with Me – Edmonton Premiere

Walk with me

Happy Hearts Mindfulness Community is glad to be co-hosting the premiere of this heart-warming documentary film about the life and story of Thich Nhat Hahn. A short introduction by a member of our group will precede the screening of the movie.

All are welcome to join for some inspiration over the Easter break. There will also be screenings on Friday, March 30th @ 4:30pm as well as Sunday, April 1st @ 4:30pm 

For more information, please check out the Facebook Event Page Here!

February Newsletter

Opportunities for regular practice.

Sitting meditation
Our weekly meditation practice is held on Sundays at Yoga Within located at 9014 75th Street NW from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.

Other

5 Day Residential Meditation Retreat with Anne Mahoney
Theme: Dukkha: Our Greatest Teacher

Retreat Dates: February 9th to 13th, 2018

Dukkha (unsatisfactoriness, stress and suffering) is a pivotal component of the Four Noble Truths and a frequently misunderstood concept in the Buddhist teachings. This retreat will give participants the opportunity to explore various aspects of their own dukkha; discover how to change their relationship with their dukkha and learn why the Buddha referred to dukkha as our greatest teacher.

Location: Mount ST-Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, Alberta
Cost: $ 489 (meals and private room included) plus * Dana

This retreat also includes a week-end only retreat option:

Friday Feb. 9TH 10 AM to Sunday Feb 11th 1pm (lunch included)
Cost: $265. (meals and private room included) plus *Dana

Contact person: Lyne – Email: kindlykaruna@shaw.ca Tel: 403 286 3403

*A voluntary donation (Dana) may be offered to the teacher at the end of the retreat

Weekend Non-Residential Meditation retreat with Michael Ciborski
Staying Happy while Practicing Compassion – A Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Retreat Dates: March 23 to 25, 2018 

Hosted by the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
For more information please email: info@mindfulsaskatoon.ca

Weekend Non-Residential Meditation Retreat with Anne Mahoney
Theme: Compassion for Self and Other
Retreat Dates: April 20th to 22nd, 2018

Compassion, the second of the four Brahma Viharas, is a heartfelt response to suffering – our own and that of others – involving both empathy and the desire for all beings to be free from suffering. Compassion allows us to meet suffering without without fear, anxiety, or worry and to hold the pain gently, with love and understanding.

Co-hosted by Jill Koziey Counselling
Location: St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: *$75 (lunch on Saturday included) + ** Dana

Contact person and to register: Jill Koziey by email: jkoziey@telus.net
Limited spaces available.

*If cost is a barrier, free/subsidized may be offered on a case-by-case basis
**A voluntary donation (Dana) may be offered to the teacher at the end of the retreat

inspiration

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

january newsletter

opportunities for regular practice.

sitting meditation
Our weekly meditation practice is held on Sundays at Yoga Within located at 9014 75th Street NW from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.

other

Mindfulness: Mid-week
Kat Boehm will be offering Mindfulness Meditation at Treetop Yoga Studio
(formerly Shanti Yoga Studio) located at 10026-102 St. NW, Edmonton, every Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm by donation.  All are welcome. Props are limited so please bring your own cushion and mat if you have.

The Path of Insight
Retreat Dates: January 25 to 30, 2018

Hosted by Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community
Teacher: Susie Harrington
Residential retreat, Saskatoon.
On line registration is available at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=21801
or see web-site at www.saskatooninsight.com for registration form and contact information.

SOLD OUT – Wait list only
Mindfulness: Connecting More Deeply With Our Inner and Outer Worlds
Retreat Dates: February 2 to 4, 2018

Hosted by Insight Edmonton
Teacher: Heather Martin
Please note this insight meditation retreat is full, but accepting registrations for the wait list.
For more information visit: https://heathermartin2018.eventbrite.ca
or e-mail edmontoninsight@gmail.com

Staying Happy while Practicing Compassion – A Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Retreat Dates: March 23 to 25, 2018 

Hosted by the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living
Teacher: Michael Ciborski
Non-residential retreat, Saskatoon.
For more information please email: info@mindfulsaskatoon.ca

inspiration

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

We hope to be with you soon!