October Newsletter

Opportunities for regular practice

Sitting meditation

A reminder that our practice group continue meeting at Yoga Within. This season we will be meeting twice a month. The dates have been adjusted to accommodate the long weekends. You may want to note the dates and mark your calendars.
Our practice time starts at 5:00 pm. Our bell masters lead a guided sit with time for dharma discussion as well as walking meditation or deep rest. New people are always welcome, our way of practicing is gentle and friendly.
October 14
October 28
November 18
November 25
December 9
December 16

Upcoming Retreat and Dharma Evening Opportunity Hosted by Happy Hearts

The weekend retreat has sold out, but we are also welcoming all to join us solely for Friday evening’s Dharma talk and guided sit from 7pm to 9pm.  This will be as drop-in and by donation.  Please email us if you have any further questions.

Living in Joy – An Inner Wellspring with Jeanne Corrigal, November 2nd-4th, 2018  – Crestwood Community League, Edmonton, AB

This silent retreat will explore these mutually supportive states, and the importance of joy on the path of liberation.  Dharma talks, small group practise talks, instruction in sitting and walking, and gentle reflection practices will be offered.

Registration: $50 which includes lunch provided on Saturday.  Reduced registration or full scholarships available for those who feel they may be in need.  Limited spots are available.  An opportunity to practice dana to support Jeanne in her teachings will also be available.  To register, complete the Google form found at the following link: Jeanne Corrigal Registration


Nights of Grief and Mystery with Stephen Jenkinson and the Gregory Hawskins Band, October 10, 2018 – Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB
Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there…that’s what’s in store.

Awakening the Heart’s Potential with Heather Martin, October 12th – 14th, 2018 Wildwood Community Centre, Calgary, AB
A non-residential retreat hosted by Insight Meditation Society Calgary. For more information and to register, follow this link: Heather Martin Registration

Cultivating Mindfulness of Aging, Illness, Death, and Awakening with Bob Stahl, October 26-28th, 2018
Queen’s House of Retreats, Saskatoon, SK
A residential/non-residential retreat with Bob Stahl at Queen’s House of Retreats. For more information, please visit the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community for more information.


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

-Thich Nhat Hahn-