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:
MINDFULNESS FOR RESILIENCE
June 17, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION HERE
Speaker: Rabbi Rick Kline
How to improve resilience and how Spirituality can help you become more resilient. Learn strategies for coping and “Rolling with the Punches.”
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ISOLATION OF COVID
July 15, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Dr. Al-Noor Mawani
Loneliness has become increasingly problematic during COVID. We will discuss how mindfulness and compassion can help people feel more connected to others… and ourselves
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.
The Highest Happiness – 6- Day Online Retreat
June 14, 2021 – June 19, 2021 – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Guy and Sally Armstrong
The Buddha’s teachings are all about finding the way out of unhappiness and to the highest possible happiness. This is encapsulated in his core teaching on the Four Noble Truths: suffering and its cause, and liberation and the path to it. In this retreat we will focus in some depth on each of these four truths, exploring not only our conceptual understanding of them but also their implications for our lives.
Each day we will offer instructions in Insight meditation, a dharma talk, and Q&A. There will also be daily guided heart practices – the brahma viharas – heart qualities emphasized by the Buddha such as love and compassion. During the retreat everyone will have the opportunity to meet with one of the teachers in a small group practice discussion.
This retreat is appropriate for those new to meditation practice as well as those who are already dedicated to this path of awakening and we welcome all people from widely diverse communities and backgrounds.
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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