Dharma Retreats was founded in 1998. Our purpose is to provide retreats for people who wish to learn and deepen their practice of Vipassana/Insight Meditation and Metta/Lovingkindness Meditation.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2015
6-Day Residential Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Thursday May 7 – Wednesday May 13, 2015
Your retreat fee includes full room and board (vegetarian option available), from supper on Thursday, May 7 to lunch on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
EARLY BIRD Rate:
Prior to Friday February 27, 2015 $810.00
February 28 to Friday, April 10, 2015 $850.00
Late Rate: after April 11, 2015 $890.00
(Note: You must register by April 24, 2015, or we may not be able to guarantee a place for you.)
If registering online an opportunity for payment by credit card or debit will be available through PayPal after submitting your registration.
The Guest House, Convent of the Sisters of St. John the Divine 233 Cummer Avenue (in Willowdale, near Yonge St. north of the 401) Toronto Ontario Canada
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel. Cancellations after 12 noon on Thursday June 19 may prevent those on the wait list from attending.
- Cancellations up to March 31, 2015: $100 non-refundable, 100% of balance returned
- Cancellations from April 1 to April 24, 2015: $100.00 non-refundable, 50% of balance returned.
- Cancellations from April 25, 2015: no refund.
Important note about Donations (Dana) to the teachers:
Following a 2500-year-old Buddhist tradition, the teachers offer the retreat free of charge. Instead, they are supported by voluntary donations from their students. You will have the opportunity to make a completely voluntary donation at the end of the retreat for the support and well-being of the teachers. (All funds paid at registration go to the expense of holding the retreat.)
Balanced Sensitivity, Embodied Wisdom Retreat
May 7 to May 13, 2015
A 6-Day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat in Toronto
with Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle
233 Cummer Avenue, Willowdale, Toronto
Co-sponsored with True North Insight Retreats
A Note to MBSR/MBCT Professionals click here
Could it be that living with a sense of fullness and freedom is possible only through a quality connection with the life around and inside of us? During this retreat we will explore how to give careful attention to our senses and our heart while cultivating balance of mind, friendliness and clarity. All this will set the right conditions for wisdom to arise naturally. While sitting and walking with meditative presence, and through silence and guidance from the teachers, we will discover for ourselves what is possible in this very life.
This retreat is suitable for new and renewing meditators, and includes meditation instruction, dharma talks, daily Lovingkindness (metta) meditation, individual and group meetings with the teachers, and the direct experience of Insight Meditation practice. This is a silent retreat that will foster a sense of solitude and help to provide a safe space and atmosphere that supports the deepening of meditation and the unfolding of insight.
The retreat location is a very beautiful, quiet and peaceful guest house attached to an Anglican convent. The Guest House is suitable for both men and women. With a maximum of only 34 retreatants, our retreats are intimate and provide optimal contact with the teachers.