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The Dharma with a Twist Online: 5-day online silent retreat

January 22, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm UTC+0

This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based interventions.

Secular and Therapeutic Mindfulness have been referred to as a Trojan Horse, or stealth Buddhism, a characterization that brings a variety of reactions. This retreat will work with the Dharma, and Inquiry, a central component of mindfulness programs believed to assist in self exploration, emotion and attention regulation and an increased ability to manage difficulty.

MBCT also makes explicit the intent of various practices within this context. This will also be explored as it relates to the Dharma. Thus the retreat will combine long periods of silence and a variety of practices with periods of inquiry into the meditative experience of retreat participants. As much as possible, silence should be maintained outside of scheduled sessions.

Event Details

January 22, 2024
10:00 am - 6:30 pm UTC+0
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Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Partner Profile

Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. We’re expanding our offerings online and in new locations. We provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals. As a mental health charity, we help those who face economic and social barriers by providing affordable and effective mindfulness-based mental health services through our Community Program. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone. This is at the heart of the work we do.




Toronto, Canada