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Mindfulness & Compassion in Times of Covid-19: An Online Retreat

With Robert Beatty

October 3 - 4, 2020
Online
Join us in a weekend of turning inward in community. Take a break from the news and your usual life responsibilities. Practice mindfulness to realize that you are not your fears, moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Awaken from the trance of everyday life and person-ality and connect with your deep resources of healing and compassion.

Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals (Online)

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

November 5 - 6, 2020
Online
Revitalize, restore, and build resilience during this Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians, health professionals, and their partners. This program includes teacher-guided mindfulness practice and discussion, with a focus on meditation technique.

Metta Vipassana: Cultivating Love & Wisdom (Vancouver) – 2021

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

April 23 - 25, 2021
Take a breath in the city through the practice of silent Vipassana (insight/mindfulness) and Metta (loving kindness) meditation. Join a connected community of new and experienced meditators. Enjoy guided meditations, sitting and walking sessions, Dhamma talks, and meditation instruction.

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation – 2021

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

April 28 - May 12, 2021
Cortes Island
Experience seven days practicing Metta and Vipassana meditation, followed by seven days of cultivating mindfulness. Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with a unique integration of mindful movement.

Mindful Self-Compassion – 2021

With Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

May 30 - June 4, 2021
Cortes Island
Cultivate the skill of self-compassion in this empirically supported training program. Self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional well-being, less anxiety and depression, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying relationships.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story 2021

With Mark Matousek

August 23 - 28, 2021
Cortes Island
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

Connecting To Source: Yoga, Meditation, and Ritual 2021

With Mara Branscombe

August 23 - 28, 2021
Cortes Island
Since ancient times, the human collective has aligned with the seasons, the elements, the rhythms of the sun, the moon, and the earth as a way to source pure energy and connect to one’s inner compass. The mind-body science of yoga, combined with the practice of meditation, breath-work, and the alchemy of earth based rituals creates a channel that leads to present moment awareness, mind-body-spirit integration, and a wild transformation within.  As the summer cycle comes to its completion, we can honour the earth’s dynamic time of expansion, growth, abundance and harvest. As we attune to the earth’s rhythm, may we take…

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion 2021

With Robert Beatty

September 17 - 22, 2021
Cortes Island
Wake up from the trance of everyday life. You are not your moods, anxiety, compulsions, past wounds, or addictions. Awaken to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that is your natural state. This program is held in silence (except sessions) — common areas on campus are shared spaces.

Peace, Poetry & Prayer 2021

With Farah Nazarali

September 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Peace is at the core of our being. Peace visionaries know that bringing peace into the world involves courage, collective action, and renewal of the spirit. This program combines peace, poetry, yogic practices, and universal prayers and rituals to dedicate ourselves to inner harmony, family reconciliation, reverence for the Earth, and peace in our world.