Residential Meditation Retreat Sign-up Form

Fourth Residential Meditation Retreat
August 17 - 25, 2018, Westlock Meditation Centre, Westlock, Alberta

Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre is pleased to organize its annual residential retreat from August 17th to 25th, 2018. This retreat will be held at the Westlock Meditation Centre, Alberta. The theme of this 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.

Considering experiences and schedule availability of participants, we will accommodate three 3 categories/sections in the program. All sections start on August 17th.

  1. Short-term Section

This section will be ideal for beginner meditators. Instruction and guidance will be provided assuming minimum to no prior experience in meditation. This section will be held from Aug 17 to 20 and a retreat fee of $200 will be charged to cover accommodation and expenses.

   2.    Intermediate Section

This section is better suited for practitioners with some experience in Samatha-Vipassana meditation techniques. The section will be held from Aug 17 to 22 and a retreat fee of $225 will be charged to cover accommodation and expenses.

   3.    Full Program

This is the most beneficial option for experienced or regular practitioners. This full program is offered from Aug 17th to 25th. A retreat fee of $300 will be charged to cover accommodation and expenses.

Special Note: while early completion of short-term and intermediate sections have been designed for the convenience of less experienced practitioners, all participants are encouraged to enroll in the full program to maximize their benefit from this retreat. At the same time, experienced practitioners with scheduling difficulties may consider attending a shorter section. You have option to receive guidance based on your experience level irrespective of the section you are registered for.


To sign up for this great opportunity, please fill out the form in this web page or contact the Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre (SVMC) at 780-641-9795. Space is limited to 40 individuals and sign-up is on first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on July 15th, 2018.

We sincerely hope you can join this excellent opportunity to improve your practice!

Please note that this is a totally silent retreat. We expect you to practice noble silence and respect to your fellows during the course of this entire retreat. Those who do not cooperate will be requested to leave the meditation area.

Sign-up summary to date:

Please sign up online by completing the following form. Participants are expected to attend the entire retreat.