Away Mini Retreat

Away Mini Retreat

Finding Stillness Within – Early Bird Rate Extended through Mon, Jan 29th!

In this mini-meditation retreat at the beautiful Folk Tree Lodge, you will find the space to unplug from digital life and settle into a peaceful and refreshed state of mind. Buddhist nun Kelsang Khacho will guide you in a series of breathing meditations to help detoxify your body, speech, and mind, which will fill you with positive energy and strengthen your good heart. Greater peace and happiness awaits you.

We will begin our day cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking (your choice!). NO PROBLEM if you can’t make the morning outside stillness! You can still come to to unplug and refresh in our meditation retreat and bask in the warm and artsy ambience of the Folk Tree Lodge.

We will meet at the West Bragg Creek Parking Lot at 9:30am. Please have what you need for skiing, snowshoeing or hiking so we can start at 9:45 am. A park pass is needed for the parking lot.  If you have one and can take others who do not that would be great.  Please let us know at akbcinfo@gmail.com how many people you can take or if you need a ride. 

If you have extra cross country equipment or snowshoes that others can use please let us know at akbcinfo@gmail.com. Here is some information about equipment rentals if you need it:

Bring water. Wear layers for skiing and snow shoeing, as you will get hot. Bring extra socks and sweater/shirt to change into for meditation – as your clothes may be damp or wet from the exercise.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided at the Folk Tree Lodge. Please let us know at akbcinfo@gmail.com of any food allergies you might have when you register so we can plan the menu accordingly.

Schedule:

9:30am – Meet at West Bragg Creek Parking Lot. Please try to be prompt so we can get as much time as possible in the Bragg Creek Provincial Park wilderness.
9:45am – Our outdoor adventure begins 
12:45pm – Pack up, so we can be at Folk Tree Lodge for 1:30 lunch – ‘Deer House’

1:30pm – 2:15 lunch

2:15 – 3:30pm Meditation Session 1
3:30 – 3:50pm tea break
3:50 – 5:00pm Meditation Session 2

Cost:

$60 if pre-registered by January 29th | $72 thereafter

About the Teacher

Kelsang Khacho is the Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun who has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. She is known for her loving and compassionate nature, as well as her practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings.

She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everybody discover Buddha’s wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.