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Join Dr. Kirk Andrew on Sunday, September 18th at 10am in Beautiful Gatineau Park

Mountain Hike and Wilderness Meditation Retreat A Holistic, Energizing and Healing Experience for the Mind, Body and Soul

A Great Opportunity for: • A fun Physical Workout, as we will Hike to the top of King Mountain. • Incredible Vantage Points of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley (Photographers bring your Cameras) • An Introduction to Meditation, and Practice in with Beginners • Strategies to add Peace, Presence and Mindfulness to Everyday Life Informal Topics may Include: • What is Meditation? • What is ʻZenʼ? And how do I experience it? Retreat is Free, but a Welcome Donation of $10 for Chiropractic Research is Appreciated


Join Dr. Kirk Andrew on Sunday, September 18th at 10am in Beautiful Gatineau Park

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Why would we want to Meditate? How do I find the time? What can Mediation bring to my Life? How can I have Peace in a crazy, stressful Everyday Life? Identifying Negative Reinforcing Patterns Identifying Unconscious Decision Making (and Reactions) Learn about the workings of the ʻEgoʼ and ʻPain-Bodyʼ Quantum Physics, Consciousness and Global Connectedness The Power of Thought and Intention (Conscious or Unconscious) Mindfulness, Compassion

An Informal Introduction to Basic Principles of Meditation • Introduction to the concepts and practices of ʻPresenceʼ and ʻAwarenessʼ • Introduction to the concepts and practices of ʻAcceptanceʼ and ʻStillnessʼ • Introduction to the Buddhist concepts of ʻBodhicittaʼ, ʻVipassanāʼ and ʻDharmaʼ Learning to Meditate (by entering a state of Peace, Presence and Awareness) is facilitated in a Beautiful, Serene and Peaceful Natural Environment. This is because a stimulating environment brings us ʻoutsideʼ of our minds, and we focus on our surroundings. Also, connecting and communing with Nature is a longstanding method of Spiritual Awakening and has been used in teachings for centuries. This is an Informal Meditation that does Emphasize Obtaining or Learning a SpecificTechnique (it is based on the confluence of numerous techniques). By making Meditation a “Project”, with a “Goal”, we lose the Entire Purpose Behind Meditation (and also it allows the Ego to use Meditation as another method of maintaining Identification with it) Schedule: • Meet at Alta Vista Chiropractic Clinic (1690 Bank St.) at 10:00am • Arrive at King Mountain Trail at 10:30am • Hike to Summit (approximately 20 minutes). Terrain is of moderate difficulty- Hiking Shoes Recommended. • Enjoy the Scenery and Majestic Views of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Valley from an elevation of 300+meters (15-30minutes) • Meditation for 30min to 1hr (will depend on conditions) • Hike back to camp- 20-30 minutes • OPTIONAL: Spend the rest of the day at ʻLe Spa Nordikʼ in Old Chelsea, QC • Scandinavian Baths in a serene outdoor environment (Great for Relaxation and Detoxification) • Cost is approximately $50 for day use of Spa • Lunch is available (extra cost) Retreat is Free, but a Welcome Donation of $10 for Chiropractic Research is Appreciated


King Mountain Meditation