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Away Retreat

November 25, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Uncovering Our Boundless Potential: Clarity of The Mind

November 25 – 27

Retreat Location

Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
41160 Retreat Road, Cochrane, Alberta

About the Retreat ~ A Silent Retreat

Abide in the open and expansive space of the mind. Join us with our Resident Teacher for this weekend retreat of teachings and guided meditations on the nature and power of the mind. Going on retreat allows our mind to become unusually clear and lucid so we can immerse ourselves in meditation practice in a far more effective way.

In this weekend meditation retreat, we will learn how to take care of our greatest asset – our own mind. We will discover its nature, its essential functions and its power to create a happier and more meaningful life. We can gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind. This in turn helps us to understand through our own experience how to actualize our potential for lasting happiness and freedom. By accessing the pure, clear nature of our mind, we gain the freedom to respond to our thoughts and feelings in the most constructive possible manner.

This weekend is an opportunity for us to gently immerse ourselves into the vast untapped reservoir of mental peace that lies within all our minds.

Everyone is welcome.

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 know 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.


The Retreat will be held at the Mount St. Francis retreat Centre near Cochrane, conveniently located just northwest of Calgary.

Private rooms are provided although there are a few rooms available upon request with double or twin beds.

Bedding and towels are provided. Please bring your personal items. It’s a good idea to have good shoes and layered clothing for exercise and fresh air between meditation sessions. We will bring our meditation cushions from the Centre, but if you prefer your own please bring it.

Vegetarian meals will be prepared by the retreat centre’s kitchen staff. Please tell us about any special dietary needs when you register, and we will let you know the extent to which they can be accommodated.

We can provide car-pooling, so please contact us if you need a ride.


Available soon.

Registration and Cost

Includes guided retreat, two nights accommodation, six vegetarian meals, snacks, and tea/coffee bar.
$375 Early registration, on or before October 31
$395 after November 1

Beginning with dinner on Friday night at 6:00pm. Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please advise us of your needs.

How to Register

Visit or call Akshobya Centre at (403) 454-7595 or register below.


November 25, 2022
November 27, 2022
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