Program Details

Shambhala Meditation Weekthun at Juniper Hill

with Patricia Ullman
May 25 / 6:00 PM - June 2 / 2:00 PM

This one-week retreat features "Shambhala Meditation," Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new practice of connecting directly with basic goodness as the ground for meditation practice and our everyday life. The practice of shamatha-vipashyana (mindfulness-awareness meditation) will also be developed over the course of the retreat, within the context of the wisdom of the Shambhala teachings. Through these teachings and practices, we begin to embody our innate wholeness and wakefulness, thus creating a strong and loving foundation for good human society. The retreat includes meditation, silence, gentle physical activity, talks, individual and group instruction and discussions, contemplative meals, and the enjoyment and celebration of being together for the week.

Patricia Hayward has been a senior teacher and meditation instructor in Shambhala for many years. From 2000 to 2005 she was the Director of Practice and Education at Dechen Choling in France, and from 2005-2012 she was the Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. In the 1990s, Pat was the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Washington, DC, and was a founding member of that center in the mid-1970s. Pat is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax and was a practising member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in the 1980s. She has two grown children and currently lives in Halifax with her husband, Jeremy.

Prerequisite: At least one weekend meditation retreat.   

Dates: Saturday May 25th  to Sunday June 2nd    

Arrival: Saturday May 25th between 4pm-6pm. Dinner at 6pm.

Departure: Sunday June 2nd after breakfast.

Where: Juniper Hill Retreat Centre, 7 km north of Warkworth, Ontario. Two hours east of Toronto. 3 hours south west of Ottawa.

Cost: $450 (Includes meals & shared accommodations —double occupancy). Generosity policy applies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Further details (what to bring, how to get here, carpooling, accommodations etc) when you register. To register contact Madeline at 705-632-0793 or email.

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