Events Calendar


03/09/2014 16:44

   Meditation Class at Evermore Yoga and Wellness  10:30 Friday mornings

    check meditation class schedule page for any cancellations

Wise Friends Bookclub begins our next book in  September.   Check dedicated bookclub page here for details. 








Retreats and Events in Edmonton Area

26/03/2014 17:06

A day retreat in the Tibetan tradition:

Registration is now open for our One-Day Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat taking place on Saturday, July 20th, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at the beautiful Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton. 


Pause and catch your breath by joining us for this one-day experiential meditation retreat with our Spiritual Director, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe. This retreat is fantastic for both new and experienced meditators and is open to people of all faiths. Learn through Kushok's skillful instruction how to meditate, how to work with your emotions in meditation, and how to take your practice deeper. Discover the joys of meditation and how it can enrich your life!


This retreat will also offer optional sessions of gentle yoga with a certified yoga instructor and your choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.


This is a very popular retreat, so please register early to reserve your spot! To register, please click here.


If you have any questions regarding this retreat or any other courses or retreats at Gaden Samten Ling, please feel very welcome to contact our office at 780-479-0014 or We would be happy to help you!



Happy Hearts Mindfulness group in Edmonton


Happy Hearts is  hosting two separate Day of Mindfulness gatherings at the Riverdale Rink House located at 9928 92nd St. NW this summer. 
1.Sunday, July 28th: 9:00am to 1:30pm

Style: Casual Community Day of Practice.
Sitting, Walking, Deep Relaxation, and Eating Practices. 
This will also include a dharma discussion and sharing.
Please bring your own vegetarian bagged lunch
Registration Form

2. Sunday, August 25th: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Style: Formal practice in the Plum Village Tradition.
Sitting, Walking, Sutra Service, Dharma Talk, Discussion and Sharing concluded by a Dedication of Merit. 
*No previous practice in this specific tradition required.
Please bring your own vegetarian bagged lunch.
Registration Form





AIM Centre Residential Meditation Retreat: August 2019

based on

Loving-Kindness Discourses


Alberta Insight Meditation Centre is pleased to organize its annual residential retreat from August 16th to 23rd, 2019. This retreat will be held at the River Lodge Retreat Centre, Spruce Grove, Alberta ( The theme of this retreat will be based on “Establishing Mindfulness & Developing Vipassana,” followed by the Metta Sutta (Loving-Kindness Discourses). Bhante Suseela & Bhante Nanda will lead the group.


Considering the experiences and schedule availability of participants, we will accommodate  2 categories/sections in the program. All sections will commence on August 16th.


  1. Short-term Section

This section will be ideal for beginners and some experienced practitioners in Samatha-Vipassana meditation techniques. Instruction and guidance will be provided assuming minimum to no prior experience in meditation. This section will be held from Aug 16 to 21 (5 nights) and the retreat fee of $300 will be charged to cover accommodation and expenses.


2. Full Program


The Full Program offered from Aug 16th to 23rd will be most beneficial for experienced or regular practitioners. A retreat fee of $375 will be charged to cover accommodation and expenses.


Deposit: All registrants are required to make a $100 deposit (non-refundable) within 7 days of the registration, preferably by e-transfer to  or by cheque payable to Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association, due to non-refundable deposit required by the River Lodge Retreat Centre.


Special Note: While early completion of short-term sections has been designed for the convenience of less experienced practitioners, all participants are encouraged to enroll in the full program to maximize the benefit from this retreat. At the same time, experienced practitioners with scheduling difficulties may consider attending a shorter section. You have the option to receive guidance based on your experience level irrespective of the section you are registered for.


To sign up for this great opportunity, please visit the registration page on the ABVA website ( or contact the AIM Centre at 780-641-9795. Space is limited to 30 individuals, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on July 25, 2019.


We sincerely hope that you will make use of this excellent opportunity to improve your meditation practice!



















Retreats and Workshops in the Calgary Area

27/04/2014 17:59


2019 & 2020 Residential Meditation Retreats

All retreats will be led by Anne Mahoney out at Mt. St. Francis, Cochrane, Alberta


Weekend Metta Retreat 2019 - November 21–24, 2019 (3 nights) (Thursday evening through Sunday after lunch)
Details for the Fall 2019 weekend retreat will be published in late Spring or early Summer. Meanwhile, contact Lyn at 403-286-3403 or


Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 2020 - June 22–28, 2020 (6 nights)(Monday evening through Sunday after lunch)

Weekend Metta Retreat 2020 - November 26–29, 2020 (3 nights) (Thursday evening through Sunday after lunch)          

Retreats in BC

26/03/2014 17:08

For those in and around Vancouver on June 22nd, there is another Day of Mindfulness opportunity wDharma Teacher Trish Thompson (True Concentration on Peace), Founder and Director of The Loving Work Foundation in Vietnam.  Here is a link for more information: June 22nd Day of Mindfulness.




Various retreats at Birken Forest Monastery:

Visit for details, guidelines and registration for all of these retreat options.


Open for booking of personal retreats as well. 







Saskatchewan retreats

03/12/2017 11:17

Anglin Lake Meditation Retreats - Jeanne Corrigal

Metta by the Lake August 8th-11th
Touching the Earth Insight Retreat August 11th-14th
Anglin Lake, Saskatchewan



Ontario Events

15/07/2018 09:32

Several retreat running into the fall listed here for the Toronto area and beyond: