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Considering the numerous expectations that are placed upon our shoulders, and unforeseeable life stressors that we may encounter on a daily basis, it is inevitable that some of us may experience unpleasant emotions like fear, fatigue, sadness, anxiety or anger.
Fortunately, this retreat will offer us--young people--the space and time to come together and enjoy a break from the pressures and busyness of our lives. We will learn how to calm our body and minds, how to rest deeply, and how to take care of our strong emotions more skillfully.
Once we are able to gain a deeper understanding of our difficulties, we can be present with them more fully, and begin to learn new ways to cultivate peace, love, and joy in our lives.
Overall, this retreat will nourish us with the tools to live deep and meaningful lives, in line with our truest purpose and passions.
We look forward to your presence & hope to see you there!
-- The Viet Wake Up Team
What: A mindfulness retreat led by monastics from the Plum Village tradition. These monastics grew up, were educated and worked as professionals before deciding to dedicate their lives to the spiritual path.
The theme for the Viet Wake Up Tour 2017 is very unique, "Be Beautiful, Be Yourself". We will explore what it means to be Vietnamese-Canadian, the benefits of having two cultures, and the key issues that arise.
All activities will be conducted in English.
Who: This retreat is open to all Vietnamese young adults and their family and friends, ages 17 to 38.
Where: Countryside Camp (Camp Shalom) located at 1985 Beke Road, Cambridge, ON, N1R 5S5.
When: The evening of Thurs. March 9th to Sun. March 12th of 2017 after lunch.
How: Please register and pay using Eventbrite by Thurs, March 2nd, 2017 at noon (12pm) to secure your spot.
**For SCHOLARSHIP information please email us at email@example.com.
To learn more about past Viet Wake Up retreats please visit http://www.vietwakeup.org.
"True love has the power to heal and transform. Embracing your suffering and listening to it, you will start to understand it. You will find the roots of your anxiety and be able to identify your deepest aspiration. You will see yourself more clearly, understand yourself better, and become your own true love."
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
A Glimpse of Past Retreats
Enjoying some morning yoga
Sharing with our peers
Heading outside on a beautiful day for walking meditation
Enjoying music and singing songs
Eating delicious food
Connecting with others
Playing and spending time in nature
Standing tall with one another
What can I look forward to?
Learn a new face of mindfulness practice that is enjoyable, effective and can be applied to daily life
Reflect and connect with other young Vietnamese attendees on key issues such as career aspirations, cultural identity, meaningful relationships, family duty, management of strong feelings and emotions, etc.
Learn practices to help you:
Stop running and enjoy life even in the midst of it all
Listen to, relax and care for your bodies
Calm your minds and handle difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, and jealousy, etc.
Listen more deeply and speak more lovingly
Reconcile and re-establish communication with your loved ones and co-workers
Be more comfortable with yourself to accept who you are
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking on site and pick-up at the nearest GO transit stop are available. We encourage everyone to share rides and we will try our best to arrange carpooling. Please let us know if you need a ride or can offer a ride in your registration form.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please address your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any concerns related to food sensitivities, carpooling, special accommodations, etc. please indicate these in the "Other Information" section of your registration form.
What is the refund policy?
Should circumstances change and you wish to cancel your registration, a full refund less credit card processing fee will be issued if notice is given 7 days prior to the retreat. A 50% refund less credit card processing fee will be issued after March 2nd, 2017 at noon (12pm).
Do I have other options for payment?
We encourage you to pay online through Eventbrite to secure your spot. For alternative payment options please email us at email@example.com.