Program Details

Winter Weekthun at Juniper Hill

with Madeline Conacher & Louis Allen
December 26 / 2:00 PM - January 2 / 2:00 PM

Juniper Hill offers a week-long shamatha group retreat led by Madeline Conacher & Louis Allen.

In this weekthun we will follow the meditation path of the first two dignities: the qualities of the tiger  (mindfulness, discernment, and contentment), and the qualities of the snow lion (discipline, joy, and virtue). Everyone is welcome to participate in this delightful journey.

Sitting, walking meditation, and shamatha yoga will be the core daily schedule, with time for study, group discussions, talks,  and short work periods. There will be periods of functional speech and days of silence during the program.

Meditation instructions and individual interviews with meditation instructors will be given regularly in English or French throughout the week.

In order to create the conditions for a contemplative environment and maintain a strong container, the participants are required to register for the entire week.  This weekthun will count towards the completion of a full dathun which is a four-week intensive.

Arrival: Wed Dec 26th, 2012  after lunch around 2pm            

Departure: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 after lunch   

Where: Juniper Hill Retreat Centre, Warkworth, Ontario. Two hours east of Toronto, 3 hours south west of Ottawa and 4 hours west of Montreal. Located in the midst of the Trent River rolling hills, Juniper Hill Retreat Centre  offers 30 acres of fields, forests and trails, providing tranquility and privacy to deepen one's spiritual practice through meditation.  

Cost: $425  (Includes meals & double accommodations). If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.

Further details (how to pay, what to bring, how to get here, carpooling, accommodations, payment & cancellation policy etc) when you register.

To register contact: Madeline Conacher or Louis Allen  at 705-632-0793.
Visit the Toronto Shambhala Centre blog to read about a retreat here. (Look for March 2011 on the blog.)


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