Moon Days of Silence

Moon Days of Silence

The moon days are the full, new and half moon days of each month. These days are an opportunity to deepen one’s practice. They take place from 9 am until either 5 pm or 9 pm at 518 - 2 St, as long as a host is available. 

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You are welcome to come for the entire time or any part of the day. There is no set schedule. You are free to sit as long as you wish and then alternate with walking meditation.

When you arrive, please just walk in. Don’t ring the bell, unless the door is locked!

There will be no instructions given on these days. So please attend the Tuesday evening or Friday morning meditations to receive sitting and walking instructions. If you have any further questions, please contact Sanghamitta at 403 678-2034.

These Moon Days are calculated according to the ancient Buddhist method. Therefore the dates will sometimes differ from the modern moon days. If you would like to see what all the dates are for the year, download the Buddhist Calendar for 2019 (pdf file).

You can use these Moon Days to deepen your meditation practice. Some people may wish to sit for 2-3 hours to develop the conditions to enter a jhana state. For sitting meditations, the regular meditation room upstairs can be used. Also, the down-stairs sunroom is a very nice place to sit. The lazy-boys in the library room are good for those with sore bodies!

Sitting meditation is usually alternated with walking meditation. Not only does this give the body some exercise. Mindfulness developed while moving is much stronger than that developed while sitting. You can walk inside or outside. Millennium Park is a block away. If walking inside, do so quietly so as not to disturb those sitting. Use the hallways downstairs.

If you stay over a meal time, bring a packed lunch. You are welcome to use the kitchen to boil water for tea or heat items on the stove. Plan not to use the microwave as it is rather loud. Meals are to be eaten mindfully and in silence. Since there is no schedule, you may or may not be eating with others.

 

 

*Photo by Kym 

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We are located in south Canmore. You are welcome to drop in for our group meditation practice on Tuesday and Friday. For other times please contact us for an appointment or view our event calendar for public talks, teachings, and retreats. 

    518 2nd St, Canmore, Alberta

    403 678-2034

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