Reflections from a YAP Participant

  I attended the Sarana Young Adult program in 2017. I wasn’t quite sure what I should expect, as I had never attended a program like this before. I was amazed at the end of the first day! Meditation practice was not something I had incorporated into my life, despite wanting to. I hadn’t been... Read more about Reflections from a YAP Participant

Cooking the Young Adult Program

Reflections on ‘Cooking’ the Sarana Young Adult Program by Angie + Andrew Blake As our world’s next leaders, I feel young adults really need our support in facing the complex challenges of our world today– stress, anxiety, violence, and environmental crisis. So much to cope with. In Roshi Bernie Glassman’s book, Instructions to the Cook, he explore... Read more about Cooking the Young Adult Program

The Miracle of Compassion

The Miracle of Compassion written by Renee Fedun   In mid-October, I participated in the Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat held at Sarana Springs in Chatsworth.  My intention was to coax my mind out of its endless muddlings and find some peace.  To my dismay, I came home after the weekend supremely agitated.   I gamely... Read more about The Miracle of Compassion

Sacred Action through the Sarana Young Adult Program

written by Natalie Howard Sacred Action through the Sarana Young Adult Program words from a mother, teacher, & advocate of authentic living. “Sacred Action borne out of Compassionate Spiritual  Wisdom, Unites”— Don Oscar Miro-Quesada. As a mother of 3 vibrant boys I do all that I do not only for my own well being... Read more about Sacred Action through the Sarana Young Adult Program

On Being Compassionate

WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE COMPASSIONATE? From within all faith traditions, compassionate living and actions are seen as gateways to our highest values and principles in being humans. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “My religion is kindness.” How does kindness form the basis for compassionate actions? While all of us may say,... Read more about On Being Compassionate

Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat

Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat: Opening Our Tender Heart to Compassion This Retreat is Now Full. Please Email Us If Wishing to be on the Wait List Dates: OCTOBER 13 – 15th Location: Sarana Springs, Chatsworth ON Fee: $195 includes meals With gratitude, we are able offer this retreat at a reduced cost due to the... Read more about Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat

Opening the gifts of love & death

  “Love and death are the great gifts given to us, mostly they are passed on unopened.”     Rainer Maria Rilke Last weekend, December 3-4, sixteen from our Mindfulness + Compassion program completed Module Two–a two-day silent retreat. In the retreat, we rested deeply into our bodies as we sustained our mindfulness practice, alternating... Read more about Opening the gifts of love & death

Seeds of the Youth Program by Angie

“Gardening is about awareness and relationship—consequential relationship. It’s also about taking a stand and standing by your principles. At the same time, it’s about giving up control and learning from your mistakes…Meditation and gardening settle [us] down into the deep core of the present moment, they also shift shape and take on the world in... Read more about Seeds of the Youth Program by Angie

A Voice for the Youth by Maxine

It’s no doubt we live in times of dire consequences amounting to turbulent climate change, anxious populations, and the loss of lineage through species declineto name a few. There is a feeling I get though, when in the company of trees and sky, and other humans who have been softened by the teachings of nature,... Read more about A Voice for the Youth by Maxine

Lama Karma 3-Day Retreat

DATE:  SEPT 16-18, 2016 Hearts Opening:  The Practices of  The Buddha of Compassion             The (Ven.) Lama Karma offers us a unique opportunity to experience the traditional Vajrayana approached to meditation practice.  Born in Bhutan, Lama Karma teaches from two lineages–Nyingma from his father’s side and Drukpa Kagyu from his... Read more about Lama Karma 3-Day Retreat
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