april’s newsletter

new facebook & instagram pages and website 
We are proud to announce that we have new Facebook & Instagram pages as well as a newly designed website. Feel free to take a peek and share it on as you are willing.
Facebook Page: happy hearts mindfulness community Edmonton
Instagram: happyheartsmindfulness_yeg
Website: mindfulnessedmonton.ca

opportunities for practice.
Please consult our website for up-to-date time and location details prior to attending.  There will be no formal sitting Easter weekend April 14-16th.

Family Friendly Meditation and Mindful Practice in celebration of Earth Day.
Saturday, April 22nd – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Meet in front of Crestwood Community League 14325 – 96th Avenue NW
We invite children and their caring adults to engage in mindful activities such as art from nature, songs, taking care of the earth, and walking. Should you intend on attending, please RSVP by April 14th and include the number of adults as well as children and their ages. Email to: lucylu8@gmail.com.

The next walking meditation practice is set for April 23rd at 10:00am.  We will be meeting at the Alfred H. Savage Centre located at 13204 Fox Drive NW.  Please dress well for the weather and bring along some warming liquids with you for drink.

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
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing.  We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
– Thich Nhat Hahn –

march update

Please join us for the next walking meditation practice set for March 19th at 10:00am.  We will be meeting at Little Brick located at 10004 90th St. NW.  Please dress well for the weather and be welcome to join us for a drink afterwards.

Marcus Fung will be offering an opportunity to experience a Japanese Tea Ceremony during our  regular gathering on March 25th.  Dana contributions will be lovingly accepted.  An opportunity not to be missed!  Marcus also asked us to share this event he is supporting during the weekend of March 10-12th.  Tibetan Sound Healing – 5 Warrior Syllables

Best wishes to our dear friend Jeanne Corrigal from Saskatoon who has been invited into teacher training at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts!  This opportunity for Jeanne is a gift to everyone in her dharma circle and the ever-growing prairie sangha. Congratulations Jeanne from your friends at Happy Hearts!

Ajahn Pavaro will be in Edmonton to lead a 3 day non-residential retreat at the Providence Renewal Centre from June 23-25th.  For further details please email: sacca@hushmail.com.

Guy and Sally Armstrong from Spirit Rock Meditation Centre will be leading a 7 day silent retreat at Mount Frances Retreat Centre in Cochrane, Alberta from July 20-27th.  This retreat is being hosted by the Seeds of the Dharma (Calgary) and registration is now open. For further information please contact them here: Seeds of the Dharma

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. – Thich Nhat Hahn –

We hope to breathe with you on the cushion.