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April 2017

2017 Spring Meditation Retreat

April 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

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June 2017

Blue Cliff Monastery – Wake Up, Young Adult Retreat

June 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

You are invited to join other young adults (ages 18-35 or so) for a time of practice, inclusiveness, and fun. The Wake Up movement was founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as a way for young adults around the world to come together and practice mindfulness in order to take care of themselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and more compassionate society. During this time together we will explore the practices of sitting, walking, and eating…

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July 2017

Teen Mindfulness Rretreat July 18 – 23

July 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - July 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) offers multi-day summer retreats for teens. Participants will: • Develop valuable skills that can support emotional resilience, inner strength, and compassion towards self and others. • Practice the skills to become a better leader, team member, and learner. • Study with experienced teachers and mentors in a supportive environment. • Meet other teens in the area with similar interests, and have fun doing workshops and activities. More info available at: https://ibme.info/register/youth/toronto-teen-retreat/

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August 2017

Consciousness Explorers Club Aug 24 – 28

August 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Join the Consciousness Explorers Club for our 4th annual 4-day Meditate, Celebrate, Activate Retreat. It takes place August 24-28 at lovely Camp Neekaunis on Georgian Bay (Waubaushene, Ontario). It’s a fun and affordable way to connect with mindfulness practitioners of all ages and demographics. What to expect? Days are silent, sitting / lying down meditations interspersed with light guidance and one-on-one sessions with instructors Jeff Warren, Avi Craimer and Caitlin Colson. In the late afternoons and evenings, we build on…

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November 2017

Creativity, Intuition, Spontaneity: A Master Class with Shinzen Young, Nov. 4

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Consciousness Explorers Club on November 4 for a full day with Shinzen Young at the Institute for Traditional Medicine (553 Queen St W) for a full day of practice, fun, and insight with one of the most well-respected Buddhist teachers in North America, and the CEC’s prime mentor and much-loved uber-nerd. Learn More Here

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Brad Warner Zen Sessions November 10 – 12, 2017

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Good Conversation Toronto Retreat November 17-18

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Toronto invites you to a profound weekend program that will give you insights to the importance of conversation, tools to improve your conversation ability, and practice in the art of good conversation. Join us for the Friday night meditation and discussion with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and guests to hear a variety of perspectives on the vision and practicalities of using conversation to benefit our own lives and the world. When we are armed with a…

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May 2018

Deep Roots Silent Meditation Retreat

May 25, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Join us for a 3 or 6-day meditation retreat at the beautiful Ecology Retreat Centre in Hockley Valley, about an hour north of Toronto. Our theme is Fundamentals of Buddhist Teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The retreat will be led by our principal teacher, Paul Baranowski. Applications are now open! Step 1) Please fill out the application form here Step 2) Once you receive an approval email from one of the…

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November 2018

2018 Luminous Ground Fall Weekend Retreat

November 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Teachings on Five Elements – Part One: Fire Element “Happiness does not come from intensity – but from balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” – Thomas Merton The only way to wake up is…together. Come for a weekend to dive deep into what true connection means and discover what blocks us from it. As someone who struggled mightily with relationships for a large part of my life, I had to learn exactly how they are nurtured and how I was cutting…

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February 2019

One-Day Meditation Retreat

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

“It is the nature of mind that the more we cultivate and familiarize ourselves with positive emotions, the more powerful they become.” — H.H. The Dalai Lama Join us for a One-Day Retreat to cultivate the Four Immeasurable Minds: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Spaciousness Give yourself the opportunity to unplug, rest, and recharge. The practice will focus on ways to adapt and integrate the Immeasurables into our daily lives. These practices can expand our capacity to love and connect with…

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