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Consider our January retreat - Mindfulness with a kick.

"The backbone of ... this retreat consists of the Satipatthana Sutta, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutra.
Satipatthana ... is often called "mindfulness," but mindfulness can be passive and unfocused. Our practice pushes the envelope of what "mindfulness" means: it trains us to be ever more mindful of how we're feeling, what we're doing and how we're manifesting, and also to be mindful of being mindful...It is mindfulness with a kick."
http://www.clearskycenter.org/group-retreats/meditation-retreats/221-body-speech-mind-january-2017#/event/327/body-speech-mind-jan-2017

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"Don't be too quick in wanting to abandon ego - you don't even know what it is!... Do what the ego is meant to do - screen or discriminate more fully. Teilhard de Chardin made the statement that complexity is freedom. You will have to come away from being blindly instinctual. Move into seeing the range of choice. And you can't do that unless you develop awareness."
Body Speech & Mind, p36. Bodhi Publishing.
EARLY BIRD for the January Body, Speech & Mind Retreat ends November 30, 2016.
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"Non-verbal awareness of the body is the fastest way to develop clarity, that is, nonverbal awareness of sensing, of posture, and so forth.... If you really want to practise the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, begin by slowing down the body. In the course of a day,, stop and watch what posture the body is assuming. Before you move to make it "correct", see what it is doing. Don't correct too much, just be aware of the posture...."
Namgyal Rinpoche,
From Body Speech & Mind by Bodhi Publishing
Join us for a two-week Body, Speech & Mind Retreat, January 2017.
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Are you spiritually aware at work? From Planet Dharma...
Most of us spend a large percentage of our lives at our workplace. How can my work life really support and contribute to my spiritual growth and vice versa?
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I highly recommend this retreat.
Have you been planning to learn to meditate? Are you eager to unplug and spend quality time in nature? Do you want a quality, fully-guided experience? We invite you to join us to explore, discover and rejuvenate on our 300 acres under Bull Mountain. No previous experience is necessary.
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Guess who's in Vancouver tomorrow night? Join Doug & Catherine Sensei for their enlivening teachings, 6:30pm Wednesday at Banyen Books.
Join Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat for a presentation on Awakening Through Action at Banyen Books and Sound in Vancouver. How do we make spiritual progress in the midst of our daily lives? How do we transform work and relationships into a spiritual practice?
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Body Speech & Mind p103, by Bodhi Publishing:

"If you are going to do the work of the transcendental, you need wrath. You need anger at the situation in which you find yourself if you want to get out of it. You must have determination to get up from where you are wallowing around, so that you can get on with the work of putting down the unwholesome...If there is no wrath there is no bliss. If there is no fire in your being, there is no bliss. You won't have the guts to go through the bliss. So get our of your lethargy. It takes strength to break the chain."

Join our Body, Speech & Mind Retreat this January.
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"You cannot always play the game of life as you always have and expect to become aware of new dimensions. You will have to let go of some of your built-in defences.
To the neurotic being, progress is fearful. There is great reluctance to unclench because beings fear that if they let go of one thing, everything might move. But really, that is what you want to happen anyway, so I suggest you turn in your negative fear for positive fear - awe."
Namgyal Rinpoche,
From Body Speech & Mind by Bodhi Publishing
Join us for a two-week Body, Speech & Mind Retreat, January 2017
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When I first started meditating, it felt great.
I'd had a little instruction and I started sitting at home, alone, every morning.

Leaving for work with a state of calm and bliss, my days simply went much better.

Knowing what's good for you
And, I knew that my initial enthusiasm would eventually subside.

However important meditation was for me by then, I didn't believe I'd keep it up unless I took steps to move it forward.

That I'd start skipping a day, then a few days at a time, and before long stop altogether. And I'd be kicking myself in a year or so - for letting it drop completely.

Because I knew it mattered.

So I did two things:

I booked my first retreat to challenge myself. And I started looking for a local group to sit with.

Your Historical Example
The Buddha didn't do it alone, after all.

When he left the comfort of his wealthy family home on the path to awakening, Siddhārtha Gautama didn't go straight to the Bodhi tree and figure it all out for himself. No, he found teachers who took him as far as they could.

He found community to practice with.

It's not about getting others to do it for you, of course. It's about plugging in to a lineage, collective learning, the forward movement of others on the same path.

And learning to set up a container for your practice.

What's your path?
They say everyone needs to hear about the teachings from someone.

For me, it was a childhood friend who discovered meditation in New Zealand, and travelled to Thailand to become a monk.

I'm grateful for his introduction and instruction that got me going. Now our stories have gone different ways.

What's your path? We'd love to become part of it.

Try our long holiday weekend retreat, Press Reset, November 11-13
http://www.clearskycenter.org/group-retreats/meditation-101/219-press-reset-nov-2016
Or our fully guided retreat on November 18-20
http://www.clearskycenter.org/group-retreats/meditation-101/179-freedom-nov-2016#/event/310/weekend-retreat-freedom-in-every-breath-2
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Are you spiritually aware at work? Post from Planet Dharma...
Most of us spend a large percentage of our lives at our workplace. How can my work life really support and contribute to my spiritual growth and vice versa?
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The Womb experience is formative. This retreat includes interactive activities that help bring these unconscious imprints to consciousness, allowing us to transcend them. Book by Sunday and save $225
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How would you like to spend your long weekends?
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? Our Push Reset weekends offer a light meditation-based experience. They include scheduled time for rest and exercise, and begin with a delicious meal and a ...
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Karen Scott
4 months ago
It's all Thanks to Clear Sky and the incredible Teachers there that I have grown and unfolded in ways I never knew existed. Hands down without a doubt it's always been incredibly healing and well more than worth the investment. Highly recommend spending time there if you're interested!
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Christopher Lawley
3 years ago
I've been out to Clear Sky for their Summer Program for the last number of summers. I continue to schedule it on my calendar each year because I always return back to the city bright and refreshed, lighter than when I left. The people that the center attracts, both staff and visitors, blow me away with their dedication to high quality in everything they do; from the food to the courses to the activities, everyone is fully engaged in what they are doing. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to connect with engaged folks and relieve the stress of modern daily life.
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Maya Lewandowsky
3 years ago
Clear Sky is my favorite place to retreat with loved ones, be in service, study various meditation practices, walk in stunning nature and eat fresh food from the farm. I am so grateful to find such an amazing place to go to just 4 hours away from Calgary. It offers many different courses for professional development that I always enjoy going there for more.
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Antony Chauvet
3 years ago
Clear Sky is an amazing place of awakening for all who visit it. I believe it is the best and most active retreat centre in North America. The teachings and skills that are used to help students are exceptional. Thank you!
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Andy Rogers
a year ago
Truly transformative people, place and programming. They offer solitary retreats, and you can also go for long stays in this conscious, awakening community.
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Maureen Smith
3 years ago
I highly recommend the upcoming Permaculture Design Course. I studied and completed this course in 2009 and was really impressed with the curriculum. The instructor, Jesse, is knowledgeable, authentic and sincere in his dedication to this work. The setting, food and accommodation at Clear Sky are great. The price is right. I am glad I was able to take advantage of the great opportunity to learn new ideas and experience the practical application of them. I have often used the information since.
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Van Babz
2 years ago
I’ve been studying Dharma at Clear Sky for nearly 6 months as a Karma Yogi. I knew I wanted to grow as a person and become more kind and peaceful but I wasn’t sure what that would take, and still now I am a little baffled by the magnificent unfolding that takes place here, and am not entirely sure how it happens. But it does. Karma Yoga is for someone who sees the value in being less-me centered and wants to learn how they can unfold their potential to be of most benefit for whatever environment they enter, whatever people they meet. It is quite a deep learning among newer students, more advanced students, and incomprehensively wise teachers, however the most important thing I would say I’ve consciously been cultivating is the awareness of what is happening in me in any given situation in relation to the people I’m with, the work I’m doing, or my feelings/thoughts themselves. And through precise awareness I am learning to let the events of the world and this self be, with acceptance and understanding of their nature. Still always new ways of growing are becoming more clear to me, however I've never been so engaged in my life. Karma Yoga is a challenging program and is only for, I would say, those who are well primed in advance for serious honesty and willingness to learn. However it is worth every tear drop and I would suggest someone interested but not ready for the committment here attended classes at a Dharma House associated with Clear Sky
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Response from the owner - a year ago
It was great to have you stay Vanessa, and to know that you're continuing to work with us from afar. May your next endeavours be as fruitful and joyful!
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Kylee Gies
a year ago
The teachings are life changing, the ambiance set in nature and beautiful, the community diverse and supportive 😁