Events Calendar


03/09/2014 16:44

   Wise Friends Meditation Group meets at Evermore Yoga and Wellness  10:30 Friday mornings

    check meditation class schedule page for any cancellations

Wise Friends Bookclub is underway for another year.  Check dedicated bookclub page here for details if you'd like to join us.








Retreats and Events in Edmonton Area

26/03/2014 17:06


Happy Hearts Mindfulness group in Edmonton


Happy Hearts 
We sit together at Yoga Within @ 5:00 pm.

 Fall Schedule

January 12th, 26th
February 9th, 23rd


Ease & Peace  The Heart’s True Home - 5 Day Retreat with Jeanne Corrigal

This retreat will explore ease as a foundation for wisdom and freedom. We will cultivate an embodied understanding of how the easeful mind/heart can move toward liberation, in the larger arc of our practice, and here, now, in this moment.

Jeanne Corrigal is the Guiding Teacher of the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. She is a certified Community Dharma Leader with Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Centre and a participant in the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Teacher Training, with Joseph Goldstein, Guy Armstrong, and other senior teachers. Jeanne is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. To learn more about Jeanne, visit and

Kat Boehm will also be offering mindful movement during the retreat. She is a yoga teacher with a wealth of mindfulness experience.

Registration includes single accommodation, shared bathrooms, and buffet-style meals. Food preferences will be accommodated if required. There will also be an opportunity to provide dana for the teachings.

Please bring with you all that you require to be comfortable for the day's activities.  Blankets, bolsters, pillows, etc. 
Please note there will be some mats/ bolster cushions and chairs available for use. Please let us know if you prefer to sit in a chair. 

April 22nd, 7:00pm to April 27th 11:00am
Location: Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton

Click Here to Register


Annual Summer Retreat with Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association

(this is the temple near Devon which is a recent, wonderful discovery) 

Summer retreat runs June 26-July 30

For more information and to register, click :




















Retreats and Workshops in the Calgary Area

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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 2020 

Silent meditation Retreat with Anne Mahoney

 June 22-28, 2020
Mount ST-Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB
                       Befriending the Hindrances
 led by Anne Mahoney 
Anne has over thirty years of experience with Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation. She has studied under both Asian and North American trained teachers including Shirley Johannesen, Ayya Khema, Matthew Flickstein and Venerable Gunaratana, abbot of The Bhavana Society, a Theravada Buddhist Monastery in West Virginia, USA. Anne has been teaching within the Theravada school of Buddhism for the past sixteen years. Currently she leads a biweekly sitting group in Calgary and conducts both residential and non-residential meditation retreats.
This retreat will focus on deepening your understanding of the five hindrances. Topics covered will include how to recognize and work with each of the five hindrances; the relationship between the five hindrance and the ten fetters; the value of befriending the hindrances through the application of Skillful (Right) Effort. The retreat is open to both beginner and experienced meditators.
DATE: Monday June 22, 5H30 PM (dinner included) to Sunday June 28, 2020 1PM (lunch included) 
COST: $710 (Includes private room and all meals) + Dana (voluntary donation) to the teacher.       PLEASE NOTE MEDITATION TEACHER IN THIS TRADITION DO NOT RECEIVE ANY MONETARY FEE FOR LEADING A RETREAT 
Contact person: Lyne,, Phone; 403 286 -3403
How to register: Request a registration form at above email address
Payment is due by May 15, 2020 to ensure availability, limited registration, e-transfer or   post- dated cheques are ok.
Cancellation after May 20th may be subject to administration fee.
Mailing address: 605 -4555 Varsity lane NW, Calgary, AB, T3A 2V6.
 e-transfer address:


Metta MEDITATION RETREAT with Anne Mahoney

          * NOVEMBER 26th to 29th 2020 *

Mount ST-Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB

  Growing Metta and Karuna in daily life

Open hand with plant


This retreat will focus on expanding lovingkindness and compassion on and off the cushion and into all aspects of our life including family relationships, workplace discord and the natural environment.

Cost: $365 (includes private room and 3 meals/day) + Dana to Teacher (voluntary donation


DATE AND TIME: Thursday Nov 26th 5:30 PM to Sunday Nov 29th 1 PM

Contact person: Lyne 403 286 3403,

How to register? Request a registration form by email, complete form and return to above email 

Payment: e-transfer to

                  or mail cheque to Lyne Rivest, # 605 -4555 Varsity Lane, NW, Calgary, AB, T3A -2V6

Register by OCT. 14 TH 2020 to ensure availability (limited registration)

Cancelation after October 25th may be subject to a fee 




 Canmore Theravada Buddhist Community Retreats:

 We have three non-residential retreats organized for 2020. Please save the dates.  Registration opens 6-8 weeks prior to each retreat.

May 8 - 10, 2020 with Ajahn Hei and Phor Kao.  The topic is Using the Dhamma to Deal with Serious Illness and Chronic Pain.
June 12 -14, 2020 with Ajahn Pavaro
Aug 21 - 23, 2020 with Ajahn Punnadhammo.
Please see the website, Events, Upcoming for a few more details.


Retreats in BC

26/03/2014 17:08


Various retreats at Birken Forest Monastery:

Here you will find information on upcoming retreats for 2020, including a Jhana retreat in March, Art and Icon retreat in March, Nature walking retreat in June (all for experienced meditators) as well as an Absolute Beginner's Retreat in June.


Open for booking of personal retreats as well. 







Saskatchewan retreats

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Responding to Resistance: Sitting with ourselves and others in challenging times
Friday, January 24, 7:00 pm to Sunday, January 26, 4:00 pm
Queen's House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Saskatoon
Residential and Commuter options available
The Friday night talk is open to all.




Ontario Events

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