A retreat is time set apart to be quiet, to reflect and to get in touch with the deeper, often neglected parts of ourselves. It is an opportunity for renewal.
Some retreat days include group discussion, while others do not. Regardless, the purpose of each remains the same: to offer a time to be silent, restore balance, re-connect with your personal centre and re-commit to the care of the world.
Loving Dear Earth, with Prajna Teresa Bryant
Wednesday February 4, 2020 - 10am-4p.m.
"The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of earth." - Thomas Berry
Loving Dear Earth is a four-week retreat series for those concerned about the health of our planet and who want to consider caring for her and each other in a more intentional way.
Based on the teachings of Satya Robyns ~ Environmental activist, Writer, and Buddhist priest, the themes are: Grounding, Truth-seeking, Grieving and Growing, as each applies to our relationship with Loving Dear Earth.
The series will include input, exercises, as well as quiet reflection time.
The Path of Francis of Assisi
with Prajna Teresa Bryant and James Schmeiser
Tuesday March 17, 2020 10a.m.- 4p.m.
Toward little worms even he glowed with a very great love...he picked them up from the road and placed them in a safe place, lest they be crushed by the feet of the passersby! - Thomas of Celano
St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecologists, is widely revered for his deep love of creation. By example he demonstrated that relating to nature as one would a sister or brother was essential to recognizing true goodness, intimacy with others, and is the primary voice of "God" or the source of all being.
This retreat series will introduce and develop the significance of St. Francis as a guide for everyday living. There will be input, conversation and time for silent reflection.
Forest Bathing, with Prajna Teresa Bryant
Tuesday May 19, 2020 10a.m. - 4 p.m.
In Japan, the words Shinrin, “forest” and yoku, “bath” combine to mean bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses.
Shinrin-yoku is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature and connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. By opening our senses, we connect to the natural world in such a way that we are restored and awakened to this sacred relationship.
This retreat series will invite participants to open their senses to the natural world and to reflect on the transformative power of doing so.
Essential Gratitude, with Prajna Teresa Bryant and James Schmeiser
Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020 10a.m. - 4p.m.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart
The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what we have received, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, we acknowledge the goodness in our lives.
There will be input, conversation and time for silent reflection.
Retreat days are $90 (bring your own lunch - coffee, tea and cookies provided)
Proceeds from retreats go to a registered charity supporting environmental stewardship or homelessness..
Location: 16 Ravenglass Crescent, London, ON
You may pay either via online transfer or by cheque.
On-line transfer - (please message retreat name and dates)
Cheques to: Amida Mosaic c/o Teresa Bryant, 16 Ravenglass Crescent, London, ON. N6G 4K1
For more information or to register: email