The Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living

Open Heart, Forgiving Heart

A Residential Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Registration is now open

Thursday, May 30, 2019 through Sunday, June 2, 2019

I have arrived

This retreat is intimate and gentle, limited to twenty participants.

Lay Teacher: Rowan Conrad

Rowan received teacher transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004. He has worked as a counselor, psychology professor, and a Peace Corps chemistry teacher. He practices with one of the longest existing Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in North America (in Missoula, Montana) and works to bring mindfulness practice to prisoners.

Residential Retreat at Ancient Spirals Retreat Centre

Ancient Spirals is located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, a 15 minute drive south of Saskatoon. Suitable for beginning and experienced students of meditation, our practice will include sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, Dharma talks, Dharma discussion, and noble silence. Check in Thursday at 6pm, Departure, Sunday 4pm.

Registration and Cost

A $50 deposit received by May 16th will secure your place at the retreat. The total cost is $215; full payment is due on May 23rd. The retreat cost includes vegetarian meals and simple, shared lodging and covers only our expenses in holding the retreat; our retreat leader does not charge for his teachings. Following tradition, there will be an opportunity to support the teacher by way of a donation (dana).

The registration form has more information about the retreat. For additional questions, contact Janet at or 306-222-9347.

This retreat is organized by the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living