Regina Insight Meditation Retreat…
Here are details about Howie Cohn’s Non-Residential Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat that Howie will be teaching here in Regina on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The theme, A Loving Heart, seems to me to be a natural follow-on from his last retreat (A Healing Time) that he led on November 30 and December 1 and 2, 2012, so most of us who were able to attend then will likely want to participate again this time – along with others who couldn’t make it to A Healing Time. Those of us who have not yet attended a retreat, I encourage to consider making A Loving Heart an opening to retreat experience as metta is such a beautiful, gentle, heartmind-opening practice, so is a wonderful introduction to this way of connecting with and nurturing our innate kindness, unconditional love, compassion and wisdom.
To register, if you have already attended a retreat, simply fill out the Registration and Liability-Waiver Form and drop it off at, or mail it to, 2672 Robinson Street, Regina, SK S4T 2R4. There will be forms at 2672 Robinson, so you can, if you like, fill one out at a Wednesday Night Sitting Group or any other time you happen to be there (noontime sittings, discussion or study group etc.).
If this is your first retreat, before you return the form, I would like to talk to you a bit about what’s involved, so please call me at 522-0616.
I will be deeply, deeply grateful for early returns as, if they are left to the last few days, I find myself creating all kinds of stories in my mind about why so few of us are interested in attending!
A Non-Residential Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation Retreat
A LOVING HEART
at Institut français, Regina
Room 216, Language Institute Building (east of the Library Building)
University of Regina Main Campus
Friday, March 1st (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
(session for registrants and anyone else interested in meditation)
Saturday, March 2nd (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) (for registrants only)
Sunday, March 3rd (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) (for registrants only)
The Buddha described the expressions of an awakened heart – love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These qualities spring naturally from a clear mind and open heart. During this silent weekend retreat, spent developing the practice of “lovingkindness” or “metta,” we will melt away confusion, relax our constrictions and reclaim our heart’s natural openness.
Suitable for all levels of practice experience.
Howard Cohn has practised meditation since 1972 and has led retreats since 1985. He leads on-going classes in San Francisco, California near his home. He has studied and practised with many Asian and western teachers of several Buddhist traditions including Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, and Advaita Vedanta, and incorporates a non-dual perspective in his teaching.
This retreat is freely offered
In keeping with our tradition, there will be two dana (donation) bowls put out at the retreat, one for Howard, the other to cover retreat expenses, if people would like to offer donations.
Please pre-register by February 27 by contacting Chris Gilboy (Tel: 306-522-0616)
This retreat is offered to you by the Regina Insight Meditation Community (www.reginainsight.ca).
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