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BrahmaVihara Meditation Retreat with Kristina Bare

In person and Online : April 23 – April 28th, 2024
Mt St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB

Calling upon loving-kindness in times of transitions

In this 6 day silent retreat we will cultivate the four sublime attitudes of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These heart practices, taught by the Buddha, support us to open with friendliness and balance to the joys and sorrows of our human existence. Honoring the life and death of beloved teacher Anne Mahoney, we will call upon the heart practices to help guide us through times of transitions.

Kristina Baré is an insight meditation teacher, therapist, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She has trained primarily in the Burmese lineages of Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw and Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw. She enjoys supporting students in deepening samadhi, loving-kindness and insight to open the door to an expansion of the heart and to liberating wisdom. In support of the Buddha’s teachings, Kristina also draws on her knowledge of western psychology and Somatic Experiencing. She invites a kind, patient, and embodied approach as a base for samadhi, loving-kindness and insight meditation practices.

Register at:
In Person session: vretreat2404.wufoo.com/forms/m1t2jkg9089biqj/
Online session: vretreat2404.wufoo.com/forms/zu0y9u608xvb8p/

Retreat Fees:
In person retreat: $620 (includes private room and 3 meals/day) + Dana
Zoom On Line Retreat: $40. 00


5-Day Residential Retreat

Touching the Earth with
With Susie Harrington

July 30 – August 3, 2024

In the storms of our lives we need refuge,
nourishment and support for our tired bodies
and troubled hearts.

When the Buddha taught meditation, his first instruction was to go sit under a tree. The beautiful surroundings at Mount St. Francis are ideal for practicing together in the age-old tradition of being outside in the company of the natural world, while also offering the flexibility to “retreat” indoors, if needed. Susie will lead us as we explore tapping into the natural stillness and dynamism that surrounds us and which can teach us balance and ease in our hearts and minds.

Location:
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane AB

Register now – spaces are limited!