Do you keep promising yourself that you’ll slow down and take some true rest – one of these weekends – but you never quite manage it?
Make it easy for yourself with a weekend retreat package at Clear Sky Centre, near Cranbrook/Fernie BC. Whether you have a regular meditation practice and you’re ready for a short retreat or you’re looking for your first experience, Clear Sky’s weekend retreats may be just what you need.
Dr. Cara Conroy-Low will be offering training and guidance during these monthly Press Reset Long weekends throughout June-October, 2017.
If you are already seeing Cara for acupuncture, you may have already heard her talk about Clear Sky, a place she loves dearly. She lived and worked at Clear Sky for several years, and helped develop the farm and food forest at the centre. She also attends retreats there herself every year.
Clear Sky is a beautiful 310-acre property in the East Kootenay of BC, near Fernie and Cranbrook. It is an easy and scenic four hour drive from Calgary.
Meditation is a wonderful way to find deeper levels of calm, concentration, joy and well-being. Developing a solid meditation practice allows one to see, acknowledge and release patterns that no longer serve, thereby providing the foundation for depth healing. Because the body and mind are so interdependent, as we bring the mind into balance, we also bring the body into balance and vice versa.
These Press Reset weekends offer a light, meditation-based experience. They include scheduled time for rest and exercise, and light mindful-based activities where you’ll learn to integrate the experience into your life.
This retreat will teach you to calm and focus your mind. With the breath as your anchor you will begin to see the nature of the mind that wanders from thought to thought, feeling to feeling, and does not want to be trained!
You will learn to calm this mind, the first steps to a unified, undistracted state of being that is essential to transforming your moment to moment experience of life.
Cara Conroy-Low is an Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine based in Calgary. Cara fell in love with meditation and Buddhist based therapy in her early twenties and now has over ten years of personal dharma experience and training. Originally from New Zealand, Cara has travelled widely, studying Dharma in both Japan and Canada with Achariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. She also trained extensively for four years at Clear Sky Centre where she worked to help develop Clear Sky’s farm and food forest.
Cara continues a committed practice of Karma Yoga, meditation & training in the city, and is also a Karma Yoga & Dharma Trainer for students in the community. More about Cara: Bio
I have attended many Dharma talks with several different teachers, each with their unique backgrounds, experiences, and styles. And although I have learned from each of them I find I particularly resonate with Cara’s teaching style. She is calm and creates a sense of calm within the group. So just by being in the room with her some of the world’s business just disappears. She is patient and non-judgemental which makes people feel safe to speak about personal issues. She shares some of her own experiences in a very relateable and often hilarious way.We all have ‘neuroses’ that when brought to light tend to make us feel ashamed. But Cara has the ability to help you navigate through your thoughts and feelings and discover the truth about why you react in certain ways. And suddenly the shame disappears and is replaced by understanding, forgiveness, and a sense that a huge weight has been lifted from your conscience.
-Stephanie Miller, Calgary, 2016.
Visit the Clear Sky Website for more about the Press Reset Retreats: Weekend Retreats 2017
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