Mountain Lamp Positions Available

Hello dear friends,

Spring is upon us here at Mountain Lamp.  This morning, there were so many new birds singing.  At night the owls are thrumming for mates, and in the early morning, the woodpeckers are finding loud surfaces (like the metal roofs here) to make their presence known through the whole valley.  We just ordered our garden seeds.  On March 7th, we will have a work day for pruning the orchard and a bonfire with s’mores.  We hope you can join us.

Warmly, Eileen

Mountain Lamp is looking to fill some positions.  Click here for more information.

Quotes from Thay and News about Thay.

Plum Village has released an update on Thay’s Health which you can read here.

Each New Year Thay offers us a compact “parallel verse,” to guide our practice in the year to come. For this New Year of the Goat the Plum Village elders have chosen an excerpt of a poem written by Thay, which hangs at the altar of the Still Water Meditation Hall in Upper Hamlet:

Look deeply to understand clearly
Listen deeply to truly love

These phrases have been written in calligraphy and prepared in “diamonds” that can be printed and posted around your home or workplace, as gentle reminders to practice. (You may download the print-friendly pdf here >>>)

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Upcoming Retreats March-June 2015

Calgary Soto Zen

Hosting a retreat with Norman Fischer on Friday March 13th to Sunday March 15th 2015, at the FCJ Centre. Registration form.

Mountain Lamp Retreats

March 28-April 4: Branching Moon Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha. Registration Form.
April 11-18:
The Eight Realizations of Great Beings, with Eileen Kiera. More Information.
May 31:
Buddha’s Birthday Family Event
June 1-21:
Three-Week Retreat with Eileen Kiera and Jack Duffy, Red Pine joining us for one weekend TBA

Day of Mindfulness

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Wild Rose Sangha will be holding a day of mindfulness with the practice theme of deep listening and loving speech. Opportunities for silent meditation, dharma talk, mindful eating, mindful discussion, listening to bells and chanting.

Enjoy these deep healing practices with friends.

Where: Rosemount Community Center,  2807 10th Street NW, Calgary

When: 9AM to 9PM Saturday, November 22, 2014


Morning session 9:30 – Noon
Lunch noon-1pm
Afternoon session 1pm- 5:30pm
Dinner 6pm- 7pm
Evening Session 7pm-9pm

All are welcome to attend. Please plan to attend the full day. Partial attendance is ok.
Potluck lunch, please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share. Dinner will be provided.

$20 suggested donation for the day or give what you can afford.

Please contact Alanna during Sangha, or email us at to let us know if you are planning on coming.