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Weekend Retreat in Muskoka

May 31 - June 2

Weekend Meditation Retreat

in beautiful Muskoka!

May 31 – June 2, 2019


Teachings on Five Elements – Part Two: Earth Element

The five elements, Fire, Earth, Water, Air, Space, describe a spectrum of energy that operates within all of us. We all carry both wisdom and reactive qualities of the five elements.

The Earth element operates out of fear of uncertainty, unworthiness and poverty in all aspects of our lives including our material, social, emotional, and intellectual world. So we react to a situation with rigidity in attempt to accumulate more to secure our wealth, social positions, relationships, and knowledge.

At this retreat we will learn how to explore both reaction and wisdom operating in our life and how to transform our reactivity into wisdom. Transforming that little voice in our head that keeps holding us back. The little voice tells us that we don’t have enough. Repeated stories that our job could be better, our relationships could be better, our finances could be better. The narrative always has us at the center; stories of how we’re not quite good enough, there is something wrong with us, we’re not worthy enough.

The teachings at this retreat will help us realize that we already have enough, and that we already are enough. Not just an intellectual knowing — but a powerful confidence of knowing deep down in our core, that we are enough. The path on this retreat leads us directly to seeing the abundance in our life. It gives us the power to be who we want to be, and discover opportunities that are and have been right in front of us.

With such beauty all around, it is easy to open our heart and clear our mind. This retreat will be an opportunity to let go of stress and discover the fullness of life. This is a chance to experience spiritual awakening surrounded by nature and a supportive community

This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Experienced meditators will have plenty to work with as the practices go quite deep.



You will be guided by Paul and Roxana Baranowski. Paul is the founder and senior teacher of Luminous Ground. Paul brings with him 15 years of meditation experience and is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. He has also trained with teacher, executive coach, and accomplished translator Ken McLeod. He is the author of Interdependent Liberation, a getting-started guide to meditation practice.

Roxana has been practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings with Paul since 2012. She is dedicated to give back the priceless gifts she has been offered through her practice and training, and dedicates her time to help others in the path to happiness and freedom. Roxana became a LG Junior Teacher in Dec 2018.


What’s Included:

  • 3 days of immersive training and meditation guidance
  • Q&A sessions
  • One-on-one interview with a teacher
  • Yoga / mindful movements, and all yoga props (mats, blocks, straps, bolsters)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 5 meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday all meals, Sunday brunch)
  • Full use of Patterson Kaye’s amenities, including hot tub, hiking, pool, lake
  • Use of canoes and kayaks
  • Fresh daily bath towels and linen

Also Available (at an additional cost)

  • RMT Massage
  • Motor Boat Rental

Pricing and Registration

Click here to view prices and register!  Space is limited, we suggest you sign up early to ensure your spot.

For those who need scholarships, apply here!


May 31
June 2
Event Category:


Luminous Ground


Patterson Kaye Resort
1360 Golden Beach Rd
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W8 Canada
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