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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, AN EXPLORATION OF AWAKENING  RETREAT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN THE FORM DESCRIBED BELOW. WE ARE DISCUSSING WITH HOWIE COHN THE POSSIBILITY OF HOSTING THE RETREAT ONLINE ON THE SATURDAY AND/OR SUNDAY, AND WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION HERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

A Non-Residential Insight Meditation Retreat

An Exploration of Awakening

with

Howard Cohn

at
La Cité universitaire francophone
University of Regina Main Campus
(Room 216, Language Institute Building, east of the Library Building)

Friday, 27 March (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
(session for registrants and anyone else interested in meditation)

Saturday, 28 March (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
(for registrants only)

Sunday, 29 March (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
(for registrants only)

What do we mean by awakening? If we are following the Buddha's way, what are we awakening from, and what are we awakening to?

During this Insight Meditation retreat supported by Lovingkindness, we will explore the process of awakening from confusion to clarity, isolation to inter-being, self-judgment to self-compassion, ill-will to love, agitation to calm, doubt to faith, and suffering to freedom.

Our time together will include periods of guided sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and Q&A. Open to both new and experienced meditators.

Howard Cohn is one of the original teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has led Insight Meditation retreats world-wide since 1985 and guided the Mission Dharma Meditation Community in San Francisco for over 30 years.

He also offers private counseling and mentoring.    

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.

For information and registration (please register before March 25) contact:
Chris Gilboy (tel.: 306-522-0616 landline so no texting;
 e-mail: christophergilboy@gmail.com)


TEACHINGS ARE GIVEN ON A DONATION BASIS
(Please note that the cost of the retreat does not include any payment to the teacher)



A Residential Insight Meditation Retreat

The Meditative Way to a Beautiful Life

with

Sharda Rogell and Howie Cohn

Friday May 15 (evening) to Friday May 22 (noon), 2020
at

Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim, SK


We can discover so much beauty and joy even in our troubled world. Meditation does not simply offer tools for calming and quieting our discursive thoughts, but a path that can transform our lives. With our practice we can purify our actions, train our hearts to be more open and our minds to be more clear. This allows for our bodies to be more relaxed and to discover in ourselves a wellspring of wisdom.

This silent retreat will follow the Buddha’s way to a beautiful life. We will cultivate the four foundations of mindfulness, along with practices to awaken the heart of lovingkindness. We will engage in the meditative practices of sitting, walking, standing and work meditations to steady and sustain us throughout the retreat. There will be dharma talks each day, as well as individual and group meetings with the teachers to discuss your practice.

Suitable for new and experienced practitioners alike. All are welcome.
 
Sharda Rogell is the guiding teacher for the Regina Insight Meditation Community. She has been practising and teaching meditation for over 35 years and teaches worldwide. Sharda has been influenced by many different Buddhist traditions, as well as by her root teacher, H. W. L. Poonja during her many trips to India. Sharda is also a student of A. H. Almaas in the Ridhwan School. She is currently on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California near her home.

Howard Cohn has practised meditation since 1972, and has led vipassana retreats worldwide since 1985. He is one of the original teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has guided Mission Dharma Meditation Community in San Francisco for over 30 years and also offers private counseling and mentoring. Howard has studied with many Asian and western teachers of several traditions, including Theravada, Zen, Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta, and has been much influenced by the Indian master H.W.L. Poonja.
 
Cost: $750 for accommodation (shared) in Timber Lodge; $650 for camping
(Scholarships may be available if payment of the registration fee causes financial hardship).

Registration Open
Contact: Chris Gilboy
(e-mail: christophergilboy@gmail.com or
phone: 306-522-0616 landline so no texting)


TEACHINGS ARE GIVEN ON A DONATION BASIS.
(Please note that the cost of the retreat does not include any payment to the teachers).
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