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Residential Retreat with Adrianne Ross/Nikki Mirghafori 2020oct19beth

This is a 5 night intensive silent residential meditation retreat – Oct 19-23 2020 with Adrianne Ross and Nikki Mirghafori

Please take the time to read this information carefully. You can contact the organizer if you have questions.

All experience levels are invited to attend this retreat.

Retreat Description: An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

Fees: Fees cover retreat organizing costs, accommodations and meals only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teachings may be given at the retreat.

Cancellations: Fee refunded less $100 cancellation fee up to Oct 9, 2020. After Oct 9, 2020 there are no refunds.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance (50% discount) is available for this retreat.Please apply by email to [email protected] by April 17 2020 as funds are limited.

Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the “Special Requests” section of the registration form.

Dietary: Three Vegetarian meals per day will be provided. Bethlehem Retreat Centre can only accommodate gluten free and dairy free dietary restrictions.

Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants about four weeks prior to the retreat. Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.

Adrianne Ross, a retired family physician, has been involved in meditation and healing since 1976. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1984 and teaching since 1995. She is influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravadan tradition, as well as Tibetan (Mahamudra and Dzogchen) practice.

Adrianne is the guiding teacher for both BC Insight Meditation and Saskatoon Insight Meditation Societies.She teaches classes, weekend and residential retreats in Canada and the US.

She is involved in teaching and mentoring students in the Dedicated Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Programs through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

She is passionate about being awake in all areas of life, facing the challenges of diversity, equality and climate change though dharma eyes, and living the dharma as fully as possible.

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is an Artificial Intelligence scientist and a Buddhist teacher. Nikki is a multiple lineage holder in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, empowered by the Burmese meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, as well as the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is also a Stanford-trained Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor and a UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator.

Nikki has taught meditation retreats nationally on a variety of contemplative topics ranging from mindfulness and lovingkindness to death contemplation. She is on the Teachers Council of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a Teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA, and serves on the Board of Directors of both organizations. Nikki is of Persian heritage, and in a parallel universe, has been a researcher and inventor in Artificial Intelligence.

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