True Peace Sangha Retreat

Friday, March 29 – Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to cultivate our presence – the skill of being awake, alive and fully aware in the moment. It is like tending a garden, watering with love and care the seeds we wish to grow strong, creating the conditions they need to be healthy and flourish. With mindfulness we cultivate the garden of our own being. We look deeply into our true nature and embrace our pain so that we may suffer less, realizing our interconnection with all that is. We water seeds of peace, joy, freedom, wisdom and happiness – seeds of our hearts and minds – so that they can grow into beautiful flowers, brightening the entire world. 

The retreat will be from dinnertime on March 29th until after lunch on April 2nd. Five whole days – a good length of time to settle into ourselves, deepen our practice, water positive seeds and heal our difficulties. It will be held at the beautiful Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre on 150 acres near Midland, ON about 1.5 hours north of Toronto.

Space will be limited to 35 participants and we expect it to fill quickly, so please don’t delay in registering. 

Daily Schedule:

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

5:30

 

Wake-up Bell

6:00

 

Optional Informal Sitting Meditation

6:30

 

Morning Meditation Practice (Sitting and Walking Meditation)

7:30

 

Breakfast

8:30

 

Work Meditation

 

9:30

 

Break

 

10:00

 

Dharma Talk  (songs begin at 9:45)

 

11:30

 

Outdoor Walking Meditation

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30

 

Optional Sitting Meditation / Work Meditation  / Consultations

 

2:00

 

Body Centered Practices – Yoga, Tai Chi

 

3:00

 

Break

 

3:30

 

Personal Practice (Saturday) / Dharma Sharing (Sunday and Monday)

 

5:00

 

Sitting Meditation (Saturday)

 

5:30

 

Dinner

 

6:30

 

Break / Work Meditation / Consultations

 

7:30

 

Touching the Earth / Q & A / Tea Ceremony (songs begin at 7:15)

 

9:00

 

Deep Relaxation

 

9:30

 

Bedtime

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
2019-03-29T15:00:00-04:00
2019-04-02T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Cost

The cost per person for the retreat accommodations and meals will be $500 before February 21 and $550 after.

Deadline for registration is March 14.

Payment can be made by cheque payable to True Peace Sangha. Or by e-transfer to [email protected] In the note please write: True Peace Retreat payment for “your full name”. Please note that Dana (donation to facilitators) will be in addition to the cost for accommodations (please see below for more information about dana).

Registration Package can be downloaded here:    Registration Package

Please contact Ann Dugan with any inquiries at [email protected].

Contact:
Ann Dugan

A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to cultivate our presence – the skill of being awake, alive and fully aware in the moment. It is like tending a garden, watering with love and care the seeds we wish to grow strong, creating the conditions they need to be healthy and flourish. With mindfulness we cultivate the garden of our own being. We look deeply into our true nature and embrace our pain so that we may suffer less, realizing our interconnection with all that is. We water seeds of peace, joy, freedom, wisdom and happiness – seeds of our hearts and minds – so that they can grow into beautiful flowers, brightening the entire world. 

The retreat will be from dinnertime on March 29th until after lunch on April 2nd. Five whole days – a good length of time to settle into ourselves, deepen our practice, water positive seeds and heal our difficulties. It will be held at the beautiful Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre on 150 acres near Midland, ON about 1.5 hours north of Toronto.

Space will be limited to 35 participants and we expect it to fill quickly, so please don’t delay in registering. 

Daily Schedule:

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

5:30

 

Wake-up Bell

6:00

 

Optional Informal Sitting Meditation

6:30

 

Morning Meditation Practice (Sitting and Walking Meditation)

7:30

 

Breakfast

8:30

 

Work Meditation

 

9:30

 

Break

 

10:00

 

Dharma Talk  (songs begin at 9:45)

 

11:30

 

Outdoor Walking Meditation

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30

 

Optional Sitting Meditation / Work Meditation  / Consultations

 

2:00

 

Body Centered Practices – Yoga, Tai Chi

 

3:00

 

Break

 

3:30

 

Personal Practice (Saturday) / Dharma Sharing (Sunday and Monday)

 

5:00

 

Sitting Meditation (Saturday)

 

5:30

 

Dinner

 

6:30

 

Break / Work Meditation / Consultations

 

7:30

 

Touching the Earth / Q & A / Tea Ceremony (songs begin at 7:15)

 

9:00

 

Deep Relaxation

 

9:30

 

Bedtime