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Meeting This Moment Fully:  
An Insight Meditation Retreat

Winnie Nazarko & Roxanne Dault

Date: August 26 - 30, 2024

Location: Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 About the Retreat

     Moving through life, we meet many experiences, some easeful and beautiful, and some difficult and painful. This is the variegated texture of our lives, that we must learn to navigate in order to be free, grounded, and happy. At this retreat, we will practice learning how to “meet the moment” fully.

     This retreat will be held in Noble Silence, except for teacher talks, practice meetings with attendees, and Question and Response periods. Instruction will be offered in Vipassana (Insight Meditation), and Loving-Kindness (Metta) meditation. All teachings are rooted in early Buddhism, with skillful adaptations making them accessible to modern minds.

Mount Carmel Spiritual Retreat Centre is situated on the escarpment just above Niagara Falls. The centre, which was build at the turn of the 20th century, offers comfortable and fully accessible accommodations with private (single) rooms, each with its own en suite bathroom.

What is Insight Meditation

     Insight (or vipassana) meditation is the simple, direct observation of the mind/body process with relaxed, open and careful attention. As we connect with our experience from a place of spacious stillness and steadiness, we learn to meet the changing conditions we encounter with greater ease and balance of mind. As our understanding deepens, equanimity in the face of change grows, and we discover a refuge that is to a great extent independent of life’s changing conditions.

Please review our COVID protocol before registering for the retreat. 


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