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 –

may’s newsletter

endings and new beginnings
As some of you may have heard, Shanti Yoga’s downtown studio, the dear home of our regular sitting practices in the process of shifting to a new location.   We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone in the Shanti family for their willingness to provide us with an affordable, cozy, and safe space to gather over these past few years. 

opportunities for practice.
sitting meditation
We will be taking some time to find a new gathering place that is central and best meets our needs, t
herefore there will be no formal sitting practices in May.

walking meditation
Our next opportunity to walk together will be on Sunday, May 28th at 10am at Wild Earth Cafe and Bakery (8902 99th St. NW). Please come dressed comfortably and for the weather.

other
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 her website:
www.movingmindfully.ca

Awakening Love and Joy through Insight Meditation – May 26-28th
A non-residential weekend retreat opportunity in Saskatoon with Susie Harrington. Information and registration is available at:
http://saskatooninsight.com/forms/view.php?id=19525

inspiration
Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.
– Thich Nhat Hahn –