Given the gathering restrictions, WTM has brought our offerings online in order to keep building our community of practitioners through practice and connection. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice.
Currently, we meet twice a month and both events are online with the Calgary Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Teachers will explore a variety of topics in support of the practice of mindfulness – events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:
1) These are free events; however, you will need a library membership. If you don’t have one, join here. https://reg.calgarylibrary.ca/
2) If you would rather not register to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.
3) After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email from the Library with registration details on how to connect and watch the event online with Zoom.us.
4) Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm.
Schedule of Events:
My Anxious Mind – Can we be Friends?
August 5, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Christine Franceour
Mindfulness helps us uncover who we are. But what if we start to notice our constant worries, fears, and anxiety. Through care and kind attention, we bring more patience and compassion to ourselves as we make our own selfcare a priority. Christine Francoeur will offer a talk and guided meditation.
Attention and Awareness: Inseparable Twins at the Heart of Mindful Practice
September 2, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION HERE
Speaker: Dr. Allan Donsky
Following a guided mindful practice to begin the evening, the talk will explore how the twins can lead you on a path to improving your “being” while you do your “doing”. There will be a question period after the talk.
How the Fear of Death Can Teach Us to Live a Fuller Life
September 16, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION HERE
Speaker: Mary Wallis
What is behind our fear of death? Why do we cling to things that don’t last? How can we sit with fear? Can we embrace it as part of our human condition? Can we draw value from our intentions and actions rather than from illusions of self and permanence?
Meditation on Perception – 6 Day Residential Retreat
August 10, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Speaker: Anne Mahoney
The focus for this retreat will be on the mental faculty of perception, one of the five components (aggregates) of personality. Reliant on memory, the function of perception is to “know” or recognize the object. When cultivated, perception is a doorway to mental clarity and deeper understanding of the Dhamma. This retreat will provide both new and seasoned meditators the opportunity to explore meditations on perception as a way to deepen their practice.
Teacher: Anne Mahoney
Dates: Tuesday August 10 @10:00 a.m. to Sunday August 15th 2021 @1:00 p.m.
Location: Mt. St. Francis Cochrane
Cost: $625 plus *Dana to teacher. Cost includes private room with shared bathroom, plus 3 meals/day. *Dana is a voluntary gift for teaching received.
Online participation: via zoom. Cost $25 plus *Dana to teacher for teaching received. *Please note that a teacher in this tradition does not receive any fee for leading retreats.
Onsite retreat Registration will follow the applicable current health restrictions at the time of the retreat.
Contact person: Mt Lyne 403- 286-3403. Kindlykarunamudita@gmail.com
Payment: E-transfer at Kindlykarunamudita@gmail.com or cheque to Lyne Rivest, mailing address: #605-4555 Varsity Lane NW Calgary, AB, T3A-2V6.
Please note: Limited onsite registration therefore please complete registration by July 15, 2021 to insure your participation.
Cancellation after July 15 may be subject to an administration fee.
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