Non-residential meditation retreat

An opportunity to deepen your practice without having to leave the city. 

 

Where: Grant's house (near Brock Ave and Dundas St., Toronto)

When: Friday evening 7-9pm, Saturday 9-12pm (lunch) 1:30pm- 4:15pm, Sunday 9-12pm (lunch) 1:30pm - 2:30pm
What: The retreat will consist of 40 minute sits separated by 20 minute periods walking meditation either inside or outside, with a talk by Grant on Saturday afternoon.

Bring lunch; alternatively, there are plenty of places on Dundas or Queen to buy lunch.
Zafus (meditation cushions), benches, and zabutons will be provided or bring your own.

Cost

$108 + HST Early Bird rate until June 1st

$130 + HST after June 1st 

Contact: Grant Hutchinson <grantgrant.hutchinson@gmail.com>

BRANCHING STREAMS FLOW IN THE DARKNESS

During June and July, GravityTO will be reading and discussing Shunryu Suzuki’s book BRANCHING STREAMS FLOW IN THE DARKNESS -ZEN TALKS ON THE SANDOKAI . It is not necessary to read the book to participate in these evenings. The schedule is:

June 11    Sit, Talk by Katherine 

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - Things-As-It-Is

June 25   Sit, talk by Jill 

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - Warm Hand to Warm Hand

July 09   Sit, Talk by Elaine 

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - Buddha is Always Here 

July 23    Sit, Talk by Rose 

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - The Blue Jay Will Come Right Into Your Heart

July 30  Sit, Talk by Grant 

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - Today We May Be Very Happy 


A Commemorative Animation For Michael Stone

A Commemorative Animation For Michael Stone

Like many of us.  Michael Stone was my Zen and yoga teacher and dharma friend.  

When I first heard the news of his coma my heart and stomach sank with everyone in disbelief.  I prayed at my altar to his photograph as his life hung in the balance.  When he was taken off of life support I placed his image on the ground and began to trace it.

Gravity TO Fall Nature Hike in High Park

Event: Gravity TO Fall Nature Hike in High Park

Date: Sunday Sept. 30, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You're Invited: No need to confirm your attendance just come, family and friends are welcome, children most welcome, unfortunately no pets.

What to bring with you: dress for the weather, bring hat, sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes or boots, bring binoculars if you have them

Description: Hike will enjoy the fall flora and fauna. We will experience the fall bird migration.  


Location: High Park, Toronto, we will meet at the Grenadier Restaurant located in the heart of the park.  I will be near the entrance to the Grenadier Restaurant located beside the parking lot.  Website www.highparktoronto.com

How to get there: Park is located south of Bloor Street between Keele/Parkside Drive in the east and Ellis Park Road on the west and runs south to The Queensway.  There is parking available at the park, there is a large parking area located in the middle near the Grenadier Restaurant.  

TTC: go to High Park Station and walk south to Bloor Street and walk along Colborne Lodge Drive to the Grenadier Restaurant.  

2018 AUTUMN NON-RESIDENTIAL MEDITATION RETREAT

Hi friends,

The dates for the 2018 Gravity non-residential weekend meditation retreat are set: October 19-21. This is a great opportunity to slow down and take time to tune in as the seasonal rhythm also slows down and turns inwards.

I will be hosting the retreat in the new house, which has fewer spaces available than the last one (fourteen) so spots will be reserved initially for those who can attend the full weekend.

No one will be turned away from the retreat. Gravity can offer financial assistance if it will enable you to attend.

Warmly,

Grant

 

2018 NON-RESIDENTIAL MEDITATION RETREAT. 

An opportunity to deepen your practice without having to leave the city. 

Where: Grant's house (near Brock Ave and Dundas St., Toronto)

When: October 19, 20, 21.
friday evening 7-9pm
saturday 9-12pm lunch 1:30pm- 4:15pm
sunday 9-12pm lunch 1:30pm - 2:30pm
bring lunch; alternatively, there are plenty of places on dundas or queen to buy a lunch.
zafus (meditation cushions), benches, and zabutons provided.

What: schedule will consist of 40 minute sits separated by 20 minute periods walking meditation either inside or outside, with a talk by Grant on Saturday afternoon.

Cost

$108 Early Bird rate until September 1st

$130 after September 1st 

Mindfulness Challenge - The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

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We’re delighted to invite you to Mindfulness Challenge 2018, the Centre for Mindfulness Studies’ “meditate-athon” to raise funds for mindfulness for the disadvantaged.

It’s an incredibly diverse program designed to awaken the senses and cultivate resilience. With guidance by Lama Rod Owen, Dr. Zindel Segal and others, it's a great way for beginners to dive in, and for experienced meditators to ride the wave of so many people practising together.

When:         Sunday, November 25
                   10:30 am - 3:15 pm

Where:       Toronto  | Oakville  | London | Oshawa  | Kitchener | Virtual

 

What people say:

An incredible and uplifting experience
— Paul Sobocinski
A deeply rewarding act of compassion
— Felix Almeida
What this program is doing for the world is so needed. It is truly moving mental wellness in an amazing direction.
— Angela Kontgen

What this program is doing for the world is so needed. It is truly moving mental wellness in an amazing direction.

 

 

Gravity TO Nature Hike

NOTICE: Due to rain and thunderstorm weather conditions, this event has been moved to Saturday May 26.

Event: Gravity TO Nature Hike

Date: Sat. May 26, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You're Invite: No need to confirm your attendance just come, family and friends are welcome, children most welcome, unfortunately no pets (pets not allowed in the park)

What to bring with you: weather is often cooler and windy by the lake, dress for the weather, bring hat, sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes or boots, bring binoculars if you have them

 

Description: Hike will detail how the spit was formed and we will explore its flora and fauna, we will experience the latter part of the spring migration of birds

 

Location: Meet at covered sign at entrance to park, near fenced parking lot just inside the park Tommy Thompson Park (also known as Leslie Street Spit)

located at 1 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON, (corner of Unwin Ave. and Leslie Street)  www.tommythompsonpark.ca

 

How to get there: Park is located at the base of Leslie Street, south of Leslieville, along Lake Ontario, located east of Cherry Beach, parking is available at the park

TTC: go to Donlands Subway Station and take Jones 83 Bus (ride takes 20 to 25 minutes) to its last stop on route, at the corner of Leslie and Commissioners Street and walk south 5 minutes to park entrance

thanks

Paul

PS any questions please let me know Tel: 416-703-7316 or Cell: 647-382-4952