Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat


Opening the Heart:

A Full-Day Urban Retreat on Love & Compassion

Saturday May 19, 10am – 4pm


The peaceful, positive minds of love and compassion bring happiness to everyone’s lives and have the power to heal the pain of anger and attachment in our relationships. The four meditations presented in this day retreat are designed to help us love without self-concern, so that our relationships become stable and satisfying. Love is the basis for our compassionate heart to grow and it is our essential nature. When we cultivate this limitless potential through meditation, all our good qualities increase and our loving kindness benefits everyone we meet.

You are welcome to attend for the entire day or drop in to one or two sessions. Each guided meditation is one hour in length and will begin with a clear and practical explanation of the topic.

This retreat is led by Ananda Kelly and Sandra Romaniuk who have both been practicing Buddhism and meditation for over a decade. They bring joy and light-heartedness to their teachings.

Everyone is welcome.

Retreat Schedule 
10:00 – 11:00amTrue Love
1:30am – 12:30pm Heart of Compassion
1:30 – 2:30pmTaking Away Suffering
3:00 – 4:00pmGiving Love

$15 for the day / $5 per session
Free for Members of Joyful Land

To register for the full day on-line, click here

To become a member click here.

Joyful Land Buddhist Centre

is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving the Ottawa/Gatineau communities with spiritual teachings that help all people regardless of religious or non-religious background. Charitable Registration #: 885866293RR0001

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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre
879 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R6

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