Mountain Retreat May 26th-28th 2023

Join us in the heart of the Rocky Mountains to be embraced by the freshness of spring unfolding & nourished by the practices of mindful meditation. Our retreat will be spacious, with times of sitting & walking; silence & connection, creative play & the opportunity to slow down to deepen our awareness of the preciousness of each moment. We will explore the seven factors of awakening – mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration & equanimity. We will come fresh to the mindful practice of meeting each moment in an open & curious way to awaken to the wonders & beauty of life & the joy of coming together once again in person.

About Alexa

Alexa has been practicing in the Plum Village tradition of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism for more than thirty years. She received Lamp Transmission to be a Dharma Teacher from Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014. Alexa is a Marriage & Family Therapist, an expressive artist & a lover of poetry. Her teachings support deepening practice by focusing on body awareness, encouraging creativity & watering seeds of joy.

To Register

Registration is $290 for the retreat. This fee covers shared, dorm-style, accomodation at the nordic centre and all vegetarian food. The Retreat will begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday by 12pm.

Please note registration is now full to join the waitlist please fill out this form and we will finalize registration by the end of April:

Schedule (To be Confirmed)


5:00pm Registration

5:30-6:30pm Dinner

7:00pm  Orientation to meditation and practices for the weekend

7:50 – 8:15pm  Guided Meditation

8:15 – 8:25pm   Stretching

8:25 -8:45pm  Deep meditation/Dedication of Merit


6:00am  Wake up

6:30am   Sitting Meditation

8:30am   Breakfast

9:30am   Guided meditation

10:00am  Dharma Talk

11-11:30am  Creative Practice

11: 30am  Outdoor Walking

12:30pm Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Personal Time

3:30 – 4:45pm  Dharma Discussion

5:00-6:00pm  Dinner

7:00 – 8:30pm  Sitting Meditation and MTT Ceremony    


6:00am   Wake Up

6:30 – 8:00am Meditation

8:15am Breakfast

9:00am   Cleanup

10:00am Closing

 10:30am-1:00pm   Optional hike and picnic lunch in Canmore