Amida Mosaic F.A.Q.
Who are you?
Amida Mosaic was founded by Prajna Teresa Bryant, a psychotherapist, retreat leader and ordained priest in the Order of Amida Buddha. She along with her husband, James Schmeiser, a Christian theologian, spiritual director and retreat leader, offer retreats and counselling to all who are interested in integrating a spiritual perspective in their daily lives.
Where are Amida Mosaic retreats held?
Most retreats are held in the home of Prajna Teresa Bryant and James Schmeiser in London, Ontario. *note - the house is shared with Myko, a friendly, fun-loving and furry cat.
How many retreat participants can be expected?
Most retreats and programs have approximately 6 participants.
Are your retreats Buddhist?
Amida Mosaic is inspired by the Pureland Buddhist tradition, however, draws on many spiritual and psychological practices and teachings, including the Christian mystics. Amida Mosaic values and promotes inclusivity, diversity, and respect for all. Everyone of goodwill is welcome!
What should I bring to a retreat?
You may wish to bring your journal, a shawl and slippers, cushion or bench for meditation (we have extras), and suitable clothing for comfort and going outside for a walk. If it is a full day retreat, we ask that you bring a brown bag lunch - a refridgerator is available.
What if I have registered but can no longer attend my retreat?
If you are unable to join us for your retreat day, we request that you let us know as soon as possible. A minimum of 48 hours' notice is appreciated. E: email@example.com or T: 226.234.0211
What if the retreat is cancelled?
If too few participants register, the retreat will be cancelled. In this case, you will be notified by email no less than three days prior to the start date of the retreat.
In the case of unforeseen circumstances such as a family emergency or poor weather, we will do our best to contact you. Please ensure you have provided us with an email address and a phone number.
How do I pay?
Payment is by e-transfer or cheque and is due one week prior to the beginning of a four-part retreat series. E-transfer: and cheques are made out to Amida Mosaic and sent to: Teresa Bryant, 16 Ravenglass Cres. London, ON. N6G 4K1.
What if I live out of town and would like to attend a retreat?
If you live out of town or simply wish to extend your retreat experience, you may wish to stay at a reasonably priced guest-house nearby. One suggestion would be www.guesthouseonthemount.ca, Tel. 519-641-8100.
What can I expect?
You can count on a prompt start and end time and provisions such as coffee, tea, water, and James' homemade muffins or cookies. You can expect warm smiles and a heartfelt welcome.
How do I make an appointment for psychotherapy, counselling, or spiritual direction?
You are welcome to either call or email us to make an appointment using the telephone number and email address listed at the bottom of each page on this site.