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Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

            6-Day Residential Retreat
May 6-12, 2018


Retreat is an integral part of Buddhist meditation practice, providing the conditions for deepening one’s practice and understanding. In this 6-day retreat, we will cultivate an inner stillness and relaxed awareness of the mind/body process,  and the qualities of mind and heart that enable us to be present, and at ease, with life as it unfolds in each moment of our experience.

The retreats will be held in noble silence. The daily format will include sitting and walking
meditation, gentle movement and awareness exercises, nature meditation, and evening Dharma talks. Instruction and guidance with your personal practice will be available. This retreat is  suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

The retreat will be held 
from the evening of Sunday, May 6 until midday on Sunday, May 12 at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster, ON (one hour from Waterloo).  All meals will be vegetarian. All rooms are single occupancy, and have sinks.

Registration is limited to 25 people. The cost is $$745 for early registration (by Feb. 5) and $770 after Feb. 5. A deposit of $375 is required at the time of registration, and is non refundable after March 19, 2018. The balance  of the retreat fee is due March 19, 2018, and is non refundable.

Teacher: Susan Child began practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual inquiry in the 1970s. Since 1991, she has been involvedsue 2 extensively in Buddhist study and practice in Asia, Europe and North America, with respected Dharma teachers, primarily in the Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism. She has completed a 3-year Buddhist teacher training program with Ken McLeod. She has professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat Zinn, and has studied Buddhist psychology and Buddhist ministry. Susan is the founder of The Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre― a non-sectarian centre for meditative practice in the Buddhist tradition ― where she is the spiritual coordinator, and teaches meditation.

To download a retreat flyer, click here.

To download a registration form (Word), click here.

To download a registration form (PDF), click here.

To register online, pay using the Paypal button below, and email us your completed registration form. A $5 service charge will be added to online registration.


To register by mail, download and complete a registration form, and mail it to us with your deposit cheque and post-dated balance cheque.

   3-Day Residential Retreat
Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster
Nov. 15-18, 2018

Registration information available soon.