Program Details

Fall Weekthun Retreat at Juniper Hill

with Henry Chapin
October 5 / 2:00 PM - October 12 / 2:00 PM

For the Shambhala warrior, the act of meditating is the ultimate synchronicity of body and mind. During the weekthun, we will focus on the first aspect of Shambhala meditation: feeling. 

Meditation is being present with how one feels. Feeling is the ability to contact and trust oneself at a deep level. In feeling, we connect with our humanity and rediscover our basic goodness.

Everyone is welcome to particpate in this delightful journey which includes 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: Saturday Oct 5th after lunch around 2 pm 

Departure: Sat Oct 12th after lunch  

Where: Juniper Hill Retreat Centre, Warkworth, Ontario. Two hours east of Toronto, 3 hours south west of Ottawa & 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: $450  (Includes meals & double accommodations). Generosity Policy applies.

Further details (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 or by email
Visit the Toronto Shambhala Centre blog to read about a retreat here.

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