Conscious Living: An Exploration of “work”

A weekend retreat with Linda Hochstetler

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4th 2018 at the Dharma Centre of Canada (Kinmount, ON)
If you’d like to explore conscious living and find more meaning in your life, this is the retreat for you. Throughout the weekend we will investigate 8 different modes of “work” and how we spend our time. This is work in the broadest sense, and includes how we spend time in our precious lives. At the same time, we’ll look at 8 modes of consciousness connected to these modes of work. We’ll discuss these pairs of aspects and see how they apply to our time and money priorities in own lives.

These discussions are designed to go “beyond mindfulness” and are great for persons who have tried a bit of mindfulness meditation but are seeking greater transformation. Group sessions include both teachings as well as meditation practice time on the topics. These meditations will support the exploration of conscious living, and will include a variety of meditation techniques. Suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners, and for anyone looking to find new answers to some of their old questions that will take them in directions previously not explored.

Registration is necessary in advance to ensure a space in one of the private meditation rooms. Cost is $220 for food and accommodation + dana for the teacher. Carpooling can be arranged for 2.5 hour journey from Toronto.

For more information about the retreat or to register, visit the Dharma Centre’s website.


Linda Hochstetler will be your teacher and guide for the weekend. She has studied both mindfulness meditation and Vajrayana Buddhism for more than 20 years. She trained in mindfulness meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 90’s. Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat are her primary gurus, and she follows their tradition of encouraging exploration of everyday life beyond the spiritual realms, particularly while living in the city. She has completed many silent meditation retreats, including a 2- month retreat in 2009. She has a passion for tantra, has had a personal tantra meditation practice for 20 years, and enjoys inspiring beginners to dive into these strange, ancient practices.