Archive: Mindfulness

Sarana Young Adult Program

 This 6-day intensive combines mindfulness, compassion, inner leadership, food and nature awareness skills in meeting the challenges of our world. Be seen and heard to bring out your unique strengths in an unplugged, off-grid learning environment. August 9 – 14th, 2019   |    Chatsworth, Ontario   |   18 – 30 years For Program or Registration Inquiries Contact: Maxine@saranainstitute.org  519.270.7450   In this Program You Will: Enjoy five nights of... Read more about Sarana Young Adult Program

Meditation Study Series: Sitting with Compassionate Clarity

Sitting with Compassionate Clarity: Exploring the Five Buddha Families In this 9-week series, we will strengthen our contemplative skills and deepen the ground for our sitting practice, as we build an inner space for self-acceptance and compassionate actions. Through the exploring the Five Buddha Families, we will touch into the psychologically rich world of Vajrayana... Read more about Meditation Study Series: Sitting with Compassionate Clarity

Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat

Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat Open to the sweetness of a present heart in this early summer retreat. With guided instruction, Buddhist teachings, periods of sitting and walking meditation and nature walking, as well as guided reflections/contemplation and group council, this day of practice gives us time and space to unplug. Saturday, June... Read more about Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat

Mindfulness + Compassion Autumn Retreat

Mindfulness & Compassion Autumn Retreat  Explore your mindfulness practice, touch into the roots of compassion and, be refreshed by the fall colours of the natural world. THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL.  Please email maxine@saranainstitute.org for wait list inquiries.  October 12 – 14, 2018 Chatsworth, Ontario REDUCED $350 NOW $225.00! includes meals With gratitude, we are able offer this retreat at a reduced cost due to the generosity of one of our long-time community members. Thank you.... Read more about Mindfulness + Compassion Autumn Retreat

Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program For Healthcare and End-of-Life Professionals

Mindfulness & Compassion Certificate Program
“I think that it is really sinking in that I really have to show compassion for myself; that I cannot be forgotten in the process of the work we do.” -Participant of the Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program  This 9 month, 5 module program for health and end-of-life care professionals develops the skills of mindfulness and compassion... Read more about Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program For Healthcare and End-of-Life Professionals

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

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 https://www.natyhoward.com/ 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