november newsletter

opportunities for 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.  There will be no practice on Sunday, November 5th.  Our current schedule can be found on ourwebsite.

walking meditation
Our next walking practice will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00am to 11:30am at Little Brick Cafe & General Store located at 10004 90th Street NW.  Please dress warmly.

other

Heather Martin Retreat – February 2018 hosted by Insight Edmonton

Early bird registration opens on November 15th for Heather Martin’s February 2-4, 2018 non-residential retreat. Please note this insight meditation retreat fills up quickly. For more information and to register (after Nov. 15th), visit: https://heathermartin2018.eventbrite.ca
or e-mail edmontoninsight@gmail.com

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 –

october newsletter

opportunities for 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.  There will be no practice on Sunday, October 8th.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.

walking meditation
We will be gathering at Millcreek Cafe located at 9562 82nd Ave NW at 10am on Saturday, October 21st for a silent guided walk in the River Valley.  Please bring with you appropriate clothing, a smile, and a warm heart.  An opportunity to share in conversation and tea will follow the walk.

other
It is with full hearts that we announce that Jeanne Corrigal’s “Practicing Self-Acceptance and Compassion” retreat, November 3-5th has sold out. We look forward to offering more such retreats in the near future.

inspiration

“There is no way to happiness.  Happiness is the way.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

august newsletter

welcome one and all
A gentle reminder that all are welcome to join us, beginner and experienced alike.

opportunities for practice
Beginning September 10th, we will be gathering weekly at Yoga Within located at 9014 75th Street NW from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  There will be no sit September 17th.

opportunities for retreat
Our dear friend and teacher Jeanne Corrigal will once again be joining us for a weekend retreat November 3rd to 5th with the theme of “Cultivating kindness, compassion, and wisdom.” For more information and to register, please complete the form found here: registration form. Limited spaces are available.

Our friends at Edmonton Vipassana & Light of the Dhamma are once again hosting Howard Cohn for a weekend retreat September 15th to 17th at Cloverdale Community League.  This is an opportunity for both beginner and experienced practitioners alike.  For more information and to reserve your seat follow this link to their page on Eventbrite.

inspiration
“To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water.  The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.” – Thich Nhat Hahn –

upcoming retreat opportunity with Jeanne Corrigal in Edmonton

 

we are joyful to share that the planning for a weekend retreat in Edmonton with our dear friend and teacher Jeanne Corrigal from Saskatoon is in the works.  The intended dates being November 3rd to 5th.  Our desire is to host a smaller number of practitioners (approximately 15) in order to allow for a deepening and intimate experience.  Complete details and opportunity for registration will be available soon!

july’s newsletter

our new home!
we are deeply pleased to announce our new place of practice starting in the fall of 2017. The sweet souls at Yoga Within have opened their space to us for Sunday evening sits from 4:45pm to 6:15pm.
Yoga Within studio location: 9014 75th Street NW

opportunities for practice

sitting meditation
our next opportunity to sit together will be at our new space in September. Watch for specific date details in our August newsletter and as updated on our website.

walking meditation
our next opportunity to walk together will be on Sunday, July 9th at 10am.  Please come dressed comfortably and for the weather, and feel free to bring along a warm drink in your thermos.  Meet at the Alfred H. Savage Centre.  Address: 13909 Fox Drive NW.

day of mindfulness – July 16th, 9am – 1pm
Location: Riverdale Community League Rinkhouse
Address: 9231 100 Ave NW
a beautiful opportunity for a day of practice nestled in the river valley. happy hearts mindfulness community will be hosting a day to deepen. Lunch has been graciously donated and is included.  Only 10 spots remaining. To RSVP, please email: mindfulnessedmonton@gmail.com.

inspiration
we have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

june’s newsletter

the search for space continues
We continue to investigate the nooks and crannies of Edmonton, searching for a new-to-us practice space.  We would like to thank all of those who have offered possibilities, and hope to settle on a suitable gathering space soon.

opportunities for practice.

sitting meditation
our next opportunity to sit together will be on June 24th from 10am to 11:30am at Westwood Sanctuary located at 11135 65th Ave., NW.  Please bring a mat or blanket and a few cushions or yoga blocks to sit on, as well as socks for walking. You can also use a chair for sitting. Please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier. Suggested donation for the building is $2 and dana for the teaching will be welcomed openly as well. Please remember to avoid scented body products when attending.

walking meditation
our next opportunity to walk together will be on Sunday, June 25th at 10am in Mackenzie Ravine and meeting at Cafe Blackbird located at 9640 142nd St. NW. Please come dressed comfortably and for the weather, and feel free to join us afterwards at the cafe.

Day of Mindfulness – July 16th, 9am – 1pm
Riverdale Community League Rinkhouse located at 9231 100 Ave NW. happy hearts mindfulness community will be hosting a day to deepen. Limited spaces available.  To RSVP, please email: mindfulnessedmonton@gmail.com.

other
International Yoga and National Aboriginal Day(s) Fundraiser for KARA Family Resource Centre June 21st – 6:15-8:30pm.  For more information: https://goo.gl/ikdekt

Touching the Earth Retreat – July 7-9th
Join Kat Boehm for a weekend of mindfulness, yoga, and deep restoration this summer.  For more information, please visit:
www.movingmindfully.ca

Alberta Deepening Practice Program – September 2017 – July 2019
Heather Martin is offering a program of study and practice for those dharma students who are interested in deepening both their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and their meditation practice to facilitate further insight and release on their path to awakening. Explorations will be based on three areas: mindfulness, friendliness, and engaging actively in the world.  For more information please email: olenkamelnyk@shaw.ca

inspiration
Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.
– Thich Nhat Hahn –