Archive: Mindfulness

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 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

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

What Is Mindfulness? by (rev.) andrew

 What is mindfulness? Perhaps another way to think about mindfulness is to ask yourself: WHAT FILLS MY MND UP?  OR WHAT IS MY MIND FULL OF? Maybe its stressful thinking filling your mind, like worrying about what others think of me, or fearful and doubting thoughts, like I’m going to fail my exam tomorrow, or maybe I’m really messing... Read more about What Is Mindfulness? by (rev.) andrew