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Day of Mindfulness “Mini-Retreat” with Thich Nhat Hanh Monastic Sr. The Nghiem & facilitator Valerie Brown

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Speaker Bios:

Sister Thệ Nghiêm

Valerie Brown


Join us for a mini-retreat led by Sister Thệ Nghiêm and Valerie Brown (monastic and lay practitioners in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh). This day is an opportunity to experience a retreat in an urban setting with a focus on deepening personal practice and building community. This retreat will be in the style of Engaged Mindfulness (not fully silent) with a combination of guided meditation and deep relaxation practice, presentation, and discussion.

– Cultivate your personal practice
– Engage with community
– Slow down in the urban setting
– Experience self-reflection & contemplation

Facilitator Brief Bio:
Sr. True Vow (Chân Thệ Nghiêm) is disciple of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Scholar and Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh and was ordained in Plum Village, France in 1999. Her interest is to help make the practices, teachings, and psychology of the Dharma more accessible to others and merging Buddhist psychology and its connection with Western psychology to help people heal and touch their fullest potential.

Valerie Brown is an international retreat leader, writer, speaker, accredited leadership coach, and Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership. She has studied and practiced mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition since 1995 and was ordained in the Order of Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003.
Register for Day of Mindfulness

*Limited scholarship is available upon request. Please email kim@amindfulsociety.org.


May 28
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J1 Canada
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