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 9:30 am until 5 pm at 518 - 2 St, as long as a host is available. 

Next moon day of silence we are hosting is Saturday Oct 31, 2020.

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 zoom meditations and ask for sitting and walking instructions during the Q+A period or 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 2020 (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.  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.  During covid, please don't use the kitchen.  Eat in the downstairs library/sitting room or the sunroom.  Meals are to be eaten mindfully and in silence.  

 

*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
   T1W 2K5

     403 678-2034

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