Holiday Retreat for Balance: Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2021
Over the years, I’ve learned to create ample downtime in the form of a retreat to balance the socializing and indulgence at this time of the year.
Recently a friend asked me if I would be willing to open my personal retreat time to the public. He mentioned that this can be a hard time for people, dealing with loneliness and depression, etc.
Initially, I was quite resistant to his request and wanted to protect my time.
As I sat with his request, I began to warm to the idea. I started to think it might even be ‘fun’ to share my practice with others. And then I had the great idea to turn it into a fundraiser for the flood victims.
So please join me on Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 from 10 am to noon to practice. I will be sharing various elements of my practice: breath awareness, stability and grounding practice, forgiveness practice, walking meditation, contemplating and visioning, qi-gong etc. This will be a hybrid event- – in person (at the Shambhala Centre) or via Zoom.
The schedule is very flexible, so feel free to attend as many sessions as you wish. If you are pressed for time, please come for the first hour. At the hour mark, there will be a walking meditation which is an easy transition to leave.
I will be sitting at the Shambhala Centre — 2033 Belmont Ave.
Proceeds to the Red Cross Flood Victims.
Suggested donation: $25-35 /session (if this is beyond your budget, donate what works for you)
If you are interested in attending, please let me know at least one day in advance which session(s) you would like to attend and whether you will be attending via Zoom or in person. Your payment confirms your registration. Please e-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you via Zoom or in person.
In the spirit of our collective awakening,
Open your mind to possibilities.
Open your heart to receive.
“The greatest gift you can give the world is to live your destiny.”
- Recognizing the narrative(s) that run us
- Developing a stable and expansive mind through the practice of meditation
- Meeting the obstacles on the way
- Softening and opening our hearts, first and foremost to ourselves, so we feel worthy to receive