• The 2015 May (extra) Long Weekend Retreat

    The 2015 May Long Weekend Retreat(2)
    Join us for a long weekend of quietude.

    During our time together, we will focus full attention on the mind. Shirfu will lead us through various aspects of thoughtful practice and ritual.

    Sit, eat, walk, sleep, mindfulness. We will share space together, in silence, for five days and four nights.

    Dates & Times:
    Start: Thursday, May 14 – arrive at 6pm, dinner is served at 6:30pm.
    Finish: Monday, May 18 – 11am

    Location:
    We’re pretty excited to hold our retreat at the beautiful Quantum Leaps Retreat Centre again this year. Check out the location and accommodations here.

    Meals:
    Prices include dinner and lunch for the duration of the retreat (this includes dinner Thursday @ 6:30pm). You will need to provide your own breakfast, so please bring whatever you need (there is access to a fridge and stocked kitchen). All meals provided will be organic and vegetarian with little sugar and salt. The meals will generally be gluten free.

    Availability:
    Limited Spaces.

    Costs (accommodations & food):
    Private Room – Lodge: $680
    Shared Room for 2 – Lodge: $585
    Shared Teepee for 4: $450
    *Prices are per person, include taxes and are subject to change depending on the number of registrants.

    If price feels like a barrier, please be in touch with us. Lowered pricing (or possibly totally free spots) is available as an option based on situational circumstances.

    Interested in joining us or looking for more information?
    Deposits due by Tuesday, April 7 at 9pm.

  • Bodhi Day Celebration – Potluck!

    In addition to our regular Sunday practice on December 7, we will be having a potluck celebration immediately after.  It’s a great opportunity to connect with members of the group.  If you are able to do so, please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

  • May Long Weekend Retreat 2014 – The Mind and Meditation

    Description
    This retreat combines together the Buddhist explanation of different states of mind that predominate in individuals and a course of meditation.  The meditation is suitable for those at the early stages of their spiritual development up to advance mediators. This will be a silent retreat. In addition to talks on the mind, each student will have time with the teacher to clear up questions, to address specific questions, and to enhance their practice.

    Dates & Times:
    Start: Friday, May 16 – 1pm (preferred. 7pm late arrival if you are unable to take the day off work.)
    Finish: Monday, May 19 – 11am

    Location:
    We are very fortunate this year to have our retreat at the beautiful Quantum Leaps Retreat Centre, “a unique, peaceful, and scenic riverside retreat in the Blaeberry Valley just 15 minutes northwest of Golden, BC.  We welcome people who are seeking a place for peace, quiet, and rejuvenation. The land is sacred with our Labyrinth and Medicine Wheel creating a beautiful vibration.  We have a large vegetable garden which in the summer you are welcome to come and gather fresh produce (by donation).  Our “wild mountain” chickens run free during the day.  And wild creatures such as Deer and Bears are not uncommon in our beautiful valley.”
    Exact location & Pictures

    Meals Provided:
    Friday & Monday: bring your own food
    Saturday & Sunday: breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by Quantum Leaps.

    Availability:
    Only 14 spots available (possibly 20 depending on demand).
    1 spot is available through a scholarship opportunity if you are unable to pay the costs of the retreat.

    Application:
    You will receive confirmation on your registration within 7 days.
    Once you are a confirmed retreat registrant, we will send you a link to our PayPal account so you can make a deposit.

    Costs (accommodations & food):
    Private Room – Lodge: $450*
    Shared Room for 2 – Lodge: $380*
    Shared Teepee for 4: $275*

    *Prices are per person, include taxes and are subject to change depending on the number of registrants.
    (Think it’s a bit on the pricey side? I’m with ya. But accommodations and food account for almost all of the price. Calgary Buddhist Meditation charges a tiny amount more to cover some of our costs. This is also the reason why we decided not to provide food on Friday and Monday – to keep the retreat as affordable as possible.)

  • Glenbow Museum

    Sunday, January 26, 2014
    1 pm

    Join our teacher as he guides us through the Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia Exhibit. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the pieces.  You can read more about the exhibit here: http://www.glenbow.org/exhibitions/permanent.cfm

    We will meet in the Lobby of the Glenbow Museum 130 – 9 Avenue S.E.

    One of us will Hold a sign with Calgary Buddhist Meditation written on it so you can spot us. We will begin Promptly at 1 so please be on time.