Upcoming Retreat Schedule
A Non-Residential Insight Meditation Retreat
The Wings of Awakeningwith
Institut franšais, Regina Room 216, Language Institute Building
(East of the Library Building)
University of Regina Main Campus
Friday, 18 November (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
(for registrants and anyone else interested in meditation)
Saturday, 19 November (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
(for registrants only)
Sunday, 20 November (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
(for registrants only)
Let's all learn to fly. The two wings of awakening are Wisdom and Compassion. If you want to be happy in this life you must be wise, and the highest wisdom is to be compassionate with yourself and with others. Relating to anyone harshly and critically is born of confusion and frustrated desire. When you view yourself with wisdom, being self-critical and judgmental of others no longer make any sense. Compassion and love are the natural expression of Awakened awareness. A compassionate heart grows from experiencing others and ourselves intimately and directly, free from our egotistical desires, views and opinions.
This retreat will follow the Buddha's practical, clear and inspiring map of awakening wisdom and compassion in our hearts and minds. He said, "If it were not possible to awaken, I would not ask you to do this." Learning and practising Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness, we will gently move from ill-will to kindness, from clinging to freedom, from confusion to clarity, and from tension to relaxation. There will be opportunities for practice discussions.
The retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.
Howard Cohn has practised meditation since 1972 and has led retreats since 1985. He leads on-going classes in San Francisco, California near his home. He has studied and practised with many Asian and western teachers of several Buddhist traditions including Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, and Advaita Vedanta, and incorporates a non-dual perspective in his teaching.
This retreat is freely offered
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana (donation) bowls put out at the retreat, one for Howard, the other to cover retreat expenses, if people wish to offer donations.
Please register before November 16 by contacting:
Chris Gilboy (Tel.: 306-522-0616)
January 14th Daylong retreat with Sharda Rogell at the Institut francais. Registration details will be available on December 1st.
March 25th to 28th Residential Retreat with Howie Cohn at Wood Acres in Moose Jaw. Registration details will be available January 15th.
August 11th to 13th Non-Residential Retreat with Howie Cohn at Institut francais. Registration details will be available June 1st.
September 20th to 24th Residential Retreat with Sharda Rogell at Wood Acres in Moose Jaw. Registration details will be available July 1st.