Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion through the Roots of Mindfulness

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Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion through the Roots of Mindfulness
Facilitators: Drs. Frank MustenLynette Monteiro
Directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic


Looking for a quiet, reflective time to reset your life direction?
Curious about the connection between Mindfulness, Compassion, and Self-Compassion?
Need time to deepen your mindfulness practice?
Looking for an opportunity to experience mindfulness as a contemplative process?

Join us for this 5-day silent, residential, teacher-lead retreat and learn ways to practice mindfulness and self-compassion for better mental health.

In this retreat, you will have the opportunity to

  • slow down and connect with yourself
  • practice the four essentials of developing mindfulness: awareness of the body, emotions, sensations, and thoughts (B-E-S-T)
  • cultivate the core practices of self-compassion
  • refresh your meditation practice
  • strengthen practices for living a life that is nourishing and supportive of your mental health

This retreat satisfies the silent retreat prerequisite for teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion at Center for MSC and MBSR & MBCT teacher training at UCSD MBPTI.

A portion of this cost may be covered by extended health insurers under “Psychological Services – Group offered by Registered Psychologists”. Please check with your insurer for qualification.

General details about our retreats.

We will email you an invoice only after receiving your registration form.

This is an experiential retreat that will involve reflective periods of silent contemplation through the day. As with any psychological and educational process, inner experiences may become stirred up that is uncomfortable. We encourage you to consider your readiness for a retreat. If you are experiencing moderate to severe depression or anxiety, trauma, or untreated psychological distress, please note that a retreat environment may not be useful at this time. If you are unsure of your readiness, please contact us by email and we would be happy to explore the possibilities with you.

The retreat leaders will meet with retreatants in small groups during the retreat.


Galilee Retreat Centre, Arnprior ON
Single room accommodation and all meals included.

Maximum participants: 20


FULL PAYMENT: TBA (See refund policy)
Insurance may reimburse approximately TBA of the registration as psychological services. Please check with your insurer.



Please review the payment conditions and cancellation policies below.


Deposit: TBA
Remainder two weeks before retreat date – by TBA.
Total cost: TBA*

*Insurance may reimburse approximately TBA of the registration fee as psychological services.  Please check with your insurer.


If you have paid the deposit only:
Payments are refundable* less TBA if we are notified at least 4 weeks prior – by September 20, 2019.
The full deposit (TBA) will be retained if cancelling more than 2 weeks prior – by October 4, 2019.

If you have paid the full amount:
Payments are refundable* less TBA if we are notified at least 4 weeks prior – by TBA.
The full deposit (TBA) will be retained if cancelling more than 2 weeks prior – by TBA.
The full payment less TBA will be refunded* if cancelling within the last 2 weeks – on or after TBA

*Less finance charges if paid by Paypal or credit card.

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