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Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation

With Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

April 21 - May 5, 2024
Experience Metta (unconditional love and kindness) Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island. In this 14-day silent retreat, discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more…

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD and Megan Prager

June 9 - 14, 2024
Application is required before registering. You may apply here. This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion,…

Coming Home: Exploring the Divine Abodes

With Dawn Mauricio

June 14 - 19, 2024
With the world, news, and societal systems as they are, it is easy to fall into thinking we are not enough, believing we are separate, or being guided by fear. Yet, the timeless teachings of Buddhism remind us that our innate essence is one of boundless love and compassion, and…

Radical Dharma: Conversations

With Reverend angel Kyodo williams

July 21 - 25, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Apr 21, 2024.
It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and prevents our collective awakening. We…

Body, Breath & Nature

With Loretta (Lo) Laurin

August 9 - 14, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until May 10, 2024.
Take a step outside of everyday life and reconnect to the landscape of your breath and body in nature. Reset and re-regulate your nervous system with an integration of yoga, pilates, and nature immersion. This is an opportunity to prioritize your self-care, decrease stress, and reinvigorate your capacity for balance.…

Non-dual Awareness: An Exploration of Effortless Presence

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

August 9 - 14, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until May 10, 2024.
“I gained so much for my meditation practice and feel so supported and somehow I feel different in the world since then. What I experienced cannot be put into words.” - Past participant We all have awakened presence within us which is created as a spark of bliss at the moment…

Slow Art, Somatic Practice, and Creative Rest

With Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT and Trudi Smith, Registered Clinical Counsellor | MC, MA, PhD

August 14 - 18, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until May 15, 2024.
Bringing our bodies into the conversation through creative process. In this therapeutic arts program, we get curious about what self-care practices can look and feel like both individually and in community. Through creative meanderings we will experiment with solo and collaborative art-making processes, for example, bilateral drawing, collage, watercolour, bookmaking,…

Radiant Mind, Compassionate Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

With Celeste Young

August 18 - 24, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until May 19, 2024.
During this weeklong silent meditation retreat, we will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart to support the unfolding of insight and compassion. We will learn to bring mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, facilitating a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies,…

Opening to Inner + Outer Change: A Life Balance Retreat

With Celeste Young and Meera Bawa

August 29 - September 1, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until May 30, 2024.
How well we navigate changes and transitions has a direct impact on the degree of well-being, purpose, and satisfaction we experience in our daily lives. If you’re considering a big change, are in the midst of one now or are still feeling the effects of past changes, this unique retreat…

Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals (2024)

With Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC and Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC

September 27 - October 2, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 28, 2024.
"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel 'burnout' setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself." -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based meditation retreat for health professionals and partners.…