Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World
The Wild Rose Sangha will be hosting a Day of Mindfulness with the theme Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World. Former nun in the Plum Village Tradition, Melina Body, will be joining us for part of the day.
When: Sunday September 25th 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm MST
Where: FCJ Centre and online.
Who: All are welcome to join
What: A schedule of the day will be posted here later in September.
Registration: Please register here.
Suggested Donation: $50 for in person retreat (A vegetarian lunch will be offered to all in person attendees), $30 for online.
To donate online.
Donations can also be accepted via etransfer, details of how to send donations via are on the registration page. If you would like to attend but do not have the means to donate, please let us know on the registration page as scholarships are available.
Hello! I started meditating in 2003 after I found “Call Me By My True Names,” a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh, on the internet. I soon attended my first retreats in Asia and North America and never looked back. I first studied with Insight teachers Molly Swan and Norman Feldman at home in Canada then in 2012 I ordained with the Vietnamese Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, France. I spent six challenging and insight-filled years inside the monasteries and another 3+ years outside of the monasteries sharing mindfulness practices with communities across Canada and the US, taking time for longterm silent retreats in the Insight tradition, and training in anti-racism. I’ve now left the robes behind but my dedication to meditation and mindfulness for all remains the same. In the spring of 2021 I knew it was time to return to lay life and share what I’ve learned with a broader community.
I am a queer, white settler in Canada, a cancer survivor and a writer. It is my honour and my passion to support people in practical and creative ways to develop mindfulness, compassion, and joy in daily life.
You can find out more about me and my work at: www.melinabondy.com