16-308-01 Teachings of Silence (July 8-11)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Fri, Jul 8 2016 4:00 PM EDT Mon, Jul 11 2016 2:00 PM EDT

The Teachings of Silence:
A nature retreat to benefit The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

This retreat was created for clinicians to experience the value of extended periods of silence as well as to enhance their mindfulness-teaching skills and deepen their personal practice. Silent retreats allow us to become more acquainted with our internal experience by taking us out of our busy routines. Over three days, retreat-goers will have the opportunity to explore the body/mind without the distractions of everyday life and to see what comes and goes over the duration of the retreat. The insights that arise can assist teachers and practitioners both personally and professionally. 

Come join our community as we work with mindfulness and all its facets.

Who should attend
This silent retreat is primarily intended for professionals in healthcare, education, or social services, clinicians-in-training, teachers of mindfulness-based programs, or those with professional interests in the topic (e.g. researchers and administrators). 

Friday July 8 | 4pm – Monday July 11 | 2pm

Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP, Evan Collins MD FRCPC & David Denis ND

St. John’s Convent and Guest House 
233 Cummer Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2M 2E8

Please register at least one week in advance of the session you wish to attend.  

Costs & Donation:
The fee below covers the cost of room and board only.  

Did you know our facilitators are donating their time and their facilitation skills in service of this fundraiser retreat?  We ask all participants to make a donation on top of standard fees in appreciation of the facilitator’s donated time. All donations will support The Centre for Mindfulness Studies' Social Program in its goal to reduce financial barriers to mindfulness-based therapies. There are opportunities to donate in person at the retreat or online here.
Single room:  $650
Double room: $490
Registration fee includes room and board .

**Note: For double occupancy, the organizers will pair participants unless specified by attendees at time of registration.

Please bring:
•    yoga mat
•    meditation cushion
•    a shawl or blanket if needed
•    comfortable clothing
•    indoor, soft-soled shoes, sandals or slippers

The retreat location is a scent-free environment. Cell phones are prohibited in all but the main floor phone booth in the Guest House. Use of electronic devices and other distractions such as computers and books is strongly discouraged.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from this course, notice of withdrawal must be given by email to: [email protected]  Please review the following refund & exchange policy:

  • Up to and including June 19th, you can request a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee or a full credit to apply to future course(s) at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
  • From June 20th onwards, no refunds or exchanges will be given

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8