Upcoming Retreat Schedule
A Residential Meditation Retreat
AWAKENING IN NATUREwith
Wood Acres Retreat Centre, Moose Jaw
July 21st to 24th, 2016
(Thursday evening to Sunday noon)
This retreat follows ancient traditions that value the transformative power of nature. In the spirit of the Buddha and his followers meditating in the forest, this silent meditation retreat will be spent mostly outside in the beautiful land around Wood Acres.
This retreat will include various sitting and walking mindfulness meditations and contemplative mindfulness practices that help deepen our receptivity to the teachings of nature that illuminate the Dharma as well as our own true nature. Practising outdoors helps awaken our sensitivity to our inner and outer world, open our appreciation of nature as a perennial teacher, and encourage an embracing wakefulness to all moments in our life. We will explore different Dharma themes that are illuminated in nature and that make a direct impact in our lives.
You will discover how meditative time outdoors leads to beautiful states of joy, peace, wonder, love and connection with oneself, each other and the larger web of life.
Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators from all traditions.
Mark Coleman is a senior Spirit Rock Meditation Teacher, teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. He leads wilderness meditation retreats, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature. He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. Founder of the Mindfulness Institute, Mark is an executive coach, mindfulness consultant and trainer in health care and corporations. He leads mindfulness teacher trainings in Europe and the US and is a facilitator for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute developed at Google. An outdoor enthusiast he is passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence and nature.
Cost: $305 for registration on or before June 15th
Cost: $330 after June 15th
(On or before June 15th, optional reduction to $280 if 65 years of age or older, or 32 years of age or younger; also, scholarships may be available if payment of the full fee causes financial hardship)
To finalize registration, please send $80 deposit (cheques made out to "RIMC")
Please register by contacting:
Deb Froh (Tel.: 306-205-9454; e-mail: email@example.com)
Future Retreats in 2016
July 21 to 24th, 2016
Residential retreat offered by Mark Coleman, details will be posted by mid-May.
September 28th to October 2nd
Residential retreat offered by Sharda Rogell. Details will be posted by mid-July.
November 18th to 20th
Non-residential retreat offered by Howie Cohn. Details will be posted by mid-September.