Meditation Retreat Nov 10-13

wildrose-retreat-postcard-DavidPlease join the Wild Rose Sangha for a meditation retreat in beautiful Kananaskis.

When: Thursday, Nov 10 (evening) to Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 (see schedule below).

Where: Camp Chief Hector (About one hours drive West of Calgary). Directions to Camp Chief Hector here.

We are very pleased to have Peggy Rowe joining us to lead the retreat.

peggywood2_lessblue-2Peggy Rowe is a long-term Plum Village tradition practitioner who travelled and taught with Thich Nhat Hahn for many years. She became a member of the Order of Inter-being in 1994 and received lamp transmission in 2001. Peggy holds a doctorate in adult education and a masters degree in counseling psychology. She is currently on the faculty of Atlantic University for the masters in Mindful Leadership. Peggy is the author of Making Friends with Time and she also co-wrote Love’s Garden. She loves beach walks with her husband Larry and dog Charlie.


Thursday November 10
6:30- 7:30pm– Registration
7:30-8:30pm– Welcome and orientation
8:30pm-9pm– Total Relaxation
Friday & Saturday (same schedule both days)
6am– Wake up
6:30am-8:30am Sitting & walking meditation and morning recitations
8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast
9:15-10:30 Work meditation
10:30- 11:30 Dharma talk
11:30- 12:30 Outdoor walking meditation
12:30-1:30pm Formal Lunch
1:30- 3pm Personal time
3pm-4:45pm Dharma Discussion and practice exercises
5pm-5:30pm Total Relaxation
5:30pm-6:30pm Sitting and walking meditation
6:30pm- 7:30pm Dinner
8pm-9pm– Evening session
6am– Wake up
6:30-8:30 Sitting meditation and mindfulness trainings transmission
8:30- 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 Work meeting
9:30 – 10:15 Work meditation
10:15-11:30 Q&A and closing circle
11:30-12:15 Work meditation
12:15-1pm Clean up, lunch preparation and informal lunch


PLEASE NOTE: The retreat is very close to full now. Feel free to register using the link below. However, filling out the registration does not guarantee a spot and you may be put on a wait list. We will let you know ASAP (hopefully within 48 hrs) once you have registered as to your status. Thanks!

Online registration is available here.


Please send a cheque written out to ‘Wild Rose Sangha’ for $280 to:

309 – 823 Royal Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 0L4

Or bring payment to a Monday night Sangha gathering.

The retreat cost includes food and accomodation. Financial assistance may be available for those in need.

What to Bring:

  • meditation cushion, and/or other meditation props you prefer (benches, zafus etc.) We will have extras if you do not or cannot bring one yourself.
  • Blanket for total relaxation practice
  • Notebook or journal
  • Bedding or a warm sleeping bag and a pillow including a sheet (bare mattresses are provided with no bedding). It is dormitory style accommodation in shared rooms.
  • loose, comfortable, warm clothing such as sweat pants, also a small blanket or sweater, and walking/hiking shoes or boots
  • Warm coat plus a hat, scarf and gloves or mitts for walking meditation outdoors
  • slippers or indoor shoes
  • towel and soap, toiletries
  • earplugs (there are bound to be some loud sleepers among us)
  • a flashlight for any nighttime strolls


Feel free to come to our regular Monday night Sangha gatherings if you have questions (come early to connect before the start of the regular service). You can also email