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!

december 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.  There will be no practice on Sunday, December 24th and 31st.  Our current schedule can be found on our website.

other

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.

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 fills up quickly.  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

“We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

We hope to be with you soon!

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 –