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December 2020

Winter Meditation Retreat: The Kasinas

December 4 - December 19
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre, 3567 Cockell Rd
Bull River, British Columbia V0B1N0 Canada
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kasina elements meditation retreat

Registration ends November 20, 2020 Kasiṇa meditation is a concentration meditation (samatha, jhāna) intended to settle the mind and create a foundation for liberation. Important Announcement and Change This is a two week retreat and the Teachers have added a one week option. The Teachers recognize that circumstances may make it difficult for some people to attend both weeks. Attending the full two weeks is ideal. If you choose to take the one week option it is the first week,…

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April 2021

Bardos Meditation Retreat in Ontario

April 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Dharma Centre of Canada, 1886 Galway Road
Kinmount, , ON K0M 2A0 Canada
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Bardos relate to both living and dying, creating and dissolving.  In 2020, we collectively had the rug pulled out from underneath us by the COID-19 virus. During this retreat, we will investigate the bardos and what they can teach us about life and impermanence.Exploring the Bardo of Now During this retreat, we will investigate the bardos and what they can teach us about ordinary life. We’ll draw on Vajrayana Buddhism, contemporary psychology and modern exploration practices to learn how to make…

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August 2021

Tantric Deep Dive: A Week of Empowerments and 16th Anniversary

August 6, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre, 3567 Cockell Rd
Bull River, British Columbia V0B1N0 Canada
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dharma teachings

In Vajrayana Buddhism, initiations, empowerments or wongkur (Tib. དབང་, wang) are considered the spring from which all blessings flow. Join us for a tantric deep dive week, with twelve empowerments, followed by a weekend of joy to celebrate our retreat centre's 16th anniversary.Tantric Deep Dive A week of Vajrayana Empowerments Celebration time! Covid-19 travel restrictions threw a wrench in our plans for Clear Sky's 15th Anniversary and Tantric Deep Dive in 2020.  Let's celebrate in 2021 instead!  Join us to…

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Womb, Karma and Transcendence Retreat in the UK

August 20, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Maitreya House, Lower Maes-coed
Hereford, Wales HR2 0HP United Kingdom
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karma womb transcendence

"What's your earliest memory of "you?" There's a recall of "you" - let's say at two. Then there's a gap, then another "you" picture emerges later in time, then more gaps, and so on. "You see the task as getting liberated from the events that are "you," what you think of as a continuum "you." But then you find this does not bring complete liberation. This is because you must also become liberated from the blanks. "Maybe you can liberate…

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September 2021

Baltic Sea Region Dharma Trip 2021

September 8, 2021 - September 20, 2021
baltic seas dharma trip

Bring your dharma to the road, or in this case, the water!  Join Doug and Catherine Sensei for a cruise of the Baltic Sea Region, from Stockholm to Amsterdam in September 2021.Baltic Sea Region Dharma Trip A Dharma Voyage, from Stockholm to Amsterdam   Bring your dharma to the road, or in this case, the water!  Join Doug and Catherine Sensei for a twelve day cruise of the Baltic Sea Region, in September 2021.  Dharma trips provide an opportunity to spend…

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December 2021

Zen Meditation Retreat

December 10, 2021 - December 24, 2021
sixteen buddha body practice

Registration ends November 26, 2021. *Dates to be confirmed. Zen is a rigorous practice of meditative training. By cultivating awareness and equanimity one gains insight into the nature of mind for the benefit of all beings.  Winter Meditation Retreat: Zen Meditation Zen is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyana, which is often translated as 'absorption'.  Rigorous self-restraint, sitting meditation practice and insight into the nature of mind are central to Zen practice. For some historical context, Zen is a school of…

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