The Directors and Certified Teachers at the OMC offer regular retreats and workshops throughout the year at the Galilee Retreat Centre. Please click on the retreat title for registration information.


Heart of Mindfulness Practice

Facilitators: Drs. Frank MustenLynette Monteiro
Directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic

June 14-16, 2019
(18 CE hrs for psychologists)

Always wanted to go to a residential retreat?
Concerned that it may be too demanding?
Join us for our 7th year of introducing participants to mindfulness in a contemplative setting

Join us for a weekend of gentle guidance and practices that introduce you to mindfulness meditation. Learn the fundamentals of mindfulness through continuous practice of sitting, walking, resting, eating, and even sleeping! Talks given by the guiding teachers will explore ways we can bring mindfulness into our lives and connect with ourselves and others through joy and compassion.

If you have a long-standing practice, join us to share in refreshing your commitment to living well. Our annual silent retreat is designed for those who are interested in the retreat experience as a way to start or deepen their meditation practices. This retreat registration opens in January 2019 (and fills quickly).

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Mindful Self-Compassion
5-Day Non-Residential Intensive

(23 CE hrs for psychologists)

Facilitator: Dr. Lynette Monteiro
Director of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
June 3-7, 2019

This program is a 5-day version of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program typically offered at the OMC. Each day we will explore the components of MSC and practice how to bring mindfulness, self-kindness, and realize our common humanity both in the program and out in the world we inhabit. Previous participants have enjoyed the chance to dive into this program without the concerns and restrictions of travelling away from family and obligations.

Cost: $800 (includes materials and snacks; does not include meals or lodging)
Please check if your extended health insurance covers”Psychological Services”.
If you have limited insurance, please let us know as we have reserved spaces for adjusted fees.

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Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion through the Roots of Mindfulness

(25 CE hrs for psychologists)

Facilitators: Drs. Frank MustenLynette Monteiro, Psychologists
Directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic

October 18-23, 2019

Join Drs. Monteiro & Musten in an opportunity to deepen your practice of mindfulness and compassion. Whether you are just beginning your practice or have been practicing for some time, this can be an occasion to ground and refresh the habits you are developing. Each day will be a flow of meditations and talks to encourage us to collect our thoughts, attend to our body, emotions, and sensations, and learn how to be forgiving and compassionate with ourselves.

Cost: $1350 includes single room and all meals (vegetarian; breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Extended healthcare insurance may reimburse a portion of these fees considered “Psychological Services”. Please ask your insurer.

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