Residential Meditation Retreats

Residential meditation retreat is a rare opportunity for those who are willing to spend an adequate time with their own self. We facilitate this opportunity semiannually, typically up to 7 days or so in each iteration. These retreats are based on the Four Foundation of mindfulness (Sathipatthäna). Walking meditation, sitting meditation, sermons and discussions are applied to guide the participant on how to be mindful during their daily activities. This will help the individual to cultivate wholesome thoughts and purify the mind. The retreat is offered in both English and Sinhala mediums. Beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome.

The Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre organizes two residential retreats annually, one in Spring and one in Fall. Details of these retreats will be published in this page and will also be communicated by emails periodically. If you would like to receive our communications, please subscribe to our mailing list here: http://www.abva.org/follow.  

Upcoming Retreats

Fall Residential Retreat (August 28 to September 03, 2017)

Westlock Meditation Centre, Westlock, Alberta

Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre is pleased to organize its third residential retreat from August 28 - September 03, 2017 at Westlock Meditation Centre, Westlock, Alberta. The retreat will be based on “Establishing Mindfulness & Developing Vipassana” followed by the Satipatthana Sutta (four foundations of mindfulness). Bhante Suseela & Bhante Nanda will lead the group. T

For more information and signing up online, please visit the Retreat Signup page: http://www.abva.org/signup/residential-retreat.

Past Retreats

Tranquility Residential Retreat (April 13-17, 2017)

Rundle’s Mission in Pigeon Lake, Alberta

This is the second annual residential retreat, which was held from April 13th - 17th, 2017 at The Rundle’s Mission in Pigeon Lake, Alberta. The retreat was based on “Establishing Mindfulness & Developing Vipassana” followed by the Satipatthana Sutta (four foundations of mindfulness). Bhante Suseela & Bhante Nanda led the group.

First Residential Retreat (September 02-05, 2016)

Westlock Meditation Centre, Westlock, Alberta

Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre held its first residential retreat from Sept. 02 to 05 with Venerable Makola Nanda and Ven-erable Kotawaye Suseela providing guidance and support during the retreat. This retreat was held at the beautiful and serene meditation center, which is situated on 160 acres of land, 50 kilometers northwest of the Edmonton city limits.