Program Details

In-town Winter Retreat

with Yvan Larrivée
December 27 / 9:00 AM - December 31 / 5:00 PM

Shamatha : simplicity and direct experience

This silent retreat is devoted to shamatha. We will become more familiar with the qualities and the foundations of this practice. 


A retreat is a time of intensive practice of meditation. Each day includes meditation sessions, mindfulness of body exercises, contemplations and a short talk followed by a discussion in the afternoon. People can attend either a part of the retreat or the whole retreat and are encouraged to do whole mornings or afternoons.

 Meditation Instruction is given during the retreat.


Retreat schedule: 9 am to 5 pm with a break for lunch. Meals are taken in silence.

Participants can bring their lunch and eat at the centre or go outside (lots of restaurants around).


A tea is offered every afternoon.

Cost: $30 per day/$15 for half day. Special price for whole retreat: $100


INFORMATION ET REGISTRATION: Céline Edelmann (  ou 514-495-8278


Yvan Larrivée has been practicing meditation since 1987. He is a senior teacher. He was director of Shambhala Training for a few years in Montreal. He has completed the Tibetan Boudhist Three-Year retreat at Gampo Abbey in  Nova Scotia and he lives in Montreal.


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