Compassionate Presence – October 2019

Compassionate Presence

A weekend retreat with Adrianne Ross
October 25-27, 2019

Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon
Residential and commuter options available

Retreat starts at 7:00 PM October 25 and ends at 4:00 PM October 27.

This silent retreat will provide a safe space for us to take refuge from the demands and business of our lives, of media and the climate in which we find ourselves. Whether we are new or experienced practitioners this will be an opportunity to relax, come into gentle, compassionate presence and release some of the difficulties we carry. By cultivating mindful, caring presence we are able to allow things to be as they are, hold ourselves with compassion and see more clearly how we might act with skill and effectiveness.

There will be some guided instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation and opportunities for practice questions and discussion.

Registration fee for meals and accommodation:

  • Residential option: $275 if registered on or before October 11; $305 after that date.
    Includes single room, breakfast, lunch and dinner October 26 and breakfast and lunch on October 27.
  • Commuter option: $155 if registered on or before October 11; $185 after that date.
    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner October 26 and breakfast and lunch on October 27.
  • Scholarship support is available, if cost is a barrier.

The retreat fee covers only the retreat costs: teacher travel, food, rental, incidental expenses, etc. Towards the end of the retreat, there is an opportunity for participants to practice generosity through offering financial support to Adrianne, in appreciation.

Registration

Online registration will be open soon.

A printable poster and registration form will be available soon.

Friday evening talk open to all

The Friday evening talk  is open to the public on a donation basis. No pre-registration is required.
Friday, October 25, 7-9 PM, Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre

Further details and registration will be coming soon.


Adrianne RossAdrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1976. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S.