Nov. 15-22, 2020
Due to Covid-19 conditions, our annual fall retreat has been
modified from residential to on-line, to allow for
from your home. There will be a daily retreat schedule to follow,
on-line meditation and Dharma talk every evening, which will be offered
Skype. The retreat will allow for full or part-time participation,
you will be able to weave it into home life, accommodating various
activities including work, childcare, family life, etc. The retreat
format will provide a good opportunity for retreat, as well as
practice of mindfulness into everyday life.
Participants will need to work out beforehand with their home/daily
life situations how they are able to participate, i.e. following the
schedule fully for the duration of the retreat, or for a few days, or
days such as for morning meditations and evening meditations and Dharma
or whatever works best.
The retreat will be held from Sunday,
November 15 (7
p.m.) to Sunday, November 22 (noon). We will be entering into the
of retreat and practice for the week together, with clear
commitment to practice, to follow the schedule as we are able to, while
accommodating the needs of home life and daily activities, using those
activities as an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, presence
week in whatever we are doing.
Registration cost is $125 (payable by
e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org), plus teacher dana. Email the
Dharma Centre to register or for further information.
Susan Child began practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual
inquiry in the 1970s. Since 1991, she
has been involved
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. Susan 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