Retreats and Events in Edmonton Area

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Happy Hearts Mindfulness group in Edmonton


Sitting meditation

We continue to meet two times per month.  A reminder that our practice group meets at 5pm at Yoga Within. Our schedule for 2019 has also been confirmed and is updated on our website, so please join us!  Our bell masters lead a guided sit with time for dharma discussion as well as walking meditation or deep rest. New people are always welcome, our way of practicing is gentle and friendly.

Remaining for 2019:
June 9th
 Fall schedule will appear in August.
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!