September 29 - October 1, 2017

Theme: TBA

This is a silent retreat with the exception of morning instructions and Dharma talks. In this retreat, we will explore the Four Immeasurables (Brahma Viharas) — the qualities of lovingkindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (muddita) , and equanimity (upekkha). These beautiful qualities of mind and heart are innate to our nature. We will take time with each one and practice orienting our minds toward their unique flavours. We will utilize mindfulness, wise contemplation, and the use of traditional phrases to help us access what are often known as the Heavenly Abodes.

St. Benedict's Retreat and Conference Centre
225 Masters Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Registration is a 3 Step Process

Step 1
Fill and submit registration form.
Step 2
Send or drop off payment.
Step 3
Receive confirmation.

Cost: $185, payable in full with the completed application form. Each participant will have a private room with shared washroom facilities. Vegetarian meals will be provided. The cost is payable by cash, cheque or money order. Cheques should be made payable to W.I.M.G. and dated the day of application. Cash and cheques must be dropped off or mailed to the registrar within two days of registering.

Scholarships: If payment of the full fee causes financial hardship, a limited amount of funds has been set aside for scholarships. These will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. A scholarship is a partial payment by WIMG to support the path of those who may not be able to pay the full cost. Scholarships are one way dana is put to good use for the benefit of all. Please indicate on your application if you would like a scholarship. All inquiries are confidential.

Dana (Generosity): The cost payable for this retreat will go directly to St. Benedict’s to cover facility rental, rooms and meals. ‘Dana’ is the Pali word for ‘generosity’ or ‘giving freely.’ In keeping with tradition, we will be accepting dana for WIMG and this will be used to cover ongoing operations and help make participation in future WIMG retreats possible for everyone. Dana will be accepted by cash, cheque and money order prior to or at the end of the retreat.

Spaces are Limited: This retreat is limited to 24 participants. Please register with payment as soon as possible.

Schedule: Retreat check-in will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30 and the retreat will end at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. A detailed schedule will be posted throughout St. Benedict’s during the retreat.

Practice Discussions: There will be opportunity to schedule 15 minute private practice discussions about your meditation experience on the retreat.

Carpooling: Carpools will be arranged for anyone who desires a ride to the retreat. Please be sure to indicate whether you are willing to provide a ride or would like one on your application.

How to Apply: Complete the registration form below and submit your registration fees. You should receive a confirmation of receipt by email shortly after your registration form and payment are received. You may mail or drop off your payment within 2 days of completing the online registration form to the registrar:

c/o Amy Teakle
151 Machray Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 0Z5

Contact WIMG if you do not receive an email shortly after you have mailed in/dropped off your payment.

Wait List: You will be informed by the registrar as soon as your application form and payment have been received. When the maximum number of participants has been confirmed, a wait list will be started. You will be advised should you be placed on the wait list.

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, please note that only cancellations received before September 15, 2016 will be considered for a refund. WIMG must pay the cost of the retreat in full to St. Benedict’s. A refund cannot be provided unless your place can be filled by someone on the wait list.

With Metta and Peace from the Residential Retreat Organizing Team,
Kurt, Nelle, Jillian and Amy

Application Form

Name *
Address *
Phone *
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Emergency Contact Name *
Emergency Contact Name
For example: Do you have a regular meditation practice? If you have gone on Silent Retreats before, how many and for how long?
To help us support your comfort, please describe any relevant health issues you want us to know about (examples: allergies, mobility restrictions, hearing, mental health concerns). Please describe any psychological conditions that might make meditation practice difficult at this time (such as grief, recent loss, depression, addiction, psychological illness, drug addiction or alcoholism, etc.).
Do you have any comments or questions?
Additional Information
All information on this form will be kept confidential. By submitting this form: I confirm that all of the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge. I voluntarily agree to participate in the Winnipeg Insight Meditation Group's sponsored retreat at St. Benedict's retreat and Conference Center. I am submitting this registration for this retreat of my own free will, knowingly accepting my assumption of risk and the release of any liability.