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Come to your Senses: A Day to Practice Deep Mindfulness

September 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-6

A Clear Sky Course with Maureen Smith & Dean Nicholson
May 14, 2022
1:30pm-4:30pm MDT

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Alive Mindfully

Life is busy.  Every day you face demands from work, family, finances, health.  While navigating through life’s daily challenges it can be difficult to pause and take a breath, to smell the roses, to rest in the moment.  Join us live and in-person at the Clear Sky Meditation Center to reset.

We are delighted to share this course that is being offered in collaboration with our friends at Alive Mindfully. 

Ecologial Grief and meditation in nature

Whether you work in the healthcare field or the business world. 

Whether you are self-employed or work in a large organization. 

Whether you are part of a family or are living alone. 

If you want to learn skills to feel calm and focused at work and at home, this 3 hour in-person retreat is for you.  Taking place at the beautiful Clear Sky Meditation Center, you will learn how to release tension in your system and develop calm through focused concentration on the body’s five senses.

A Day to Practice Deep Mindfulness - Clear Sky Center

Course Details

What you can expect

In this course you will:

  1. Learn ancient and effective meditation practices that use the senses of taste, touch, sight and sound.  These are simple practices you can use anywhere to tune into your senses and develop Deep Mindfulness.

  2. Be with others who share similar concerns and challenges and who want to learn how to stay centered within themselves.

  3. Become more aware of how to maintain health and wellbeing in yourself regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.


Come to your Senses - Clear Sky Center

Meet your Teachers

Alive Mindfully
Maureen Smith- Clear Sky Center

Maureen Smith

A Registered Clinical Social Worker, Maureen has been a Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor for over 9 years and previously worked in Hospice and Palliative Care.   She is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and meditation teacher.

Since 2005, Maureen has been a resident and co-manager of the Clear Sky Retreat Center.  For over 20 years Maureen has been studying meditation and mindfulness with awakening masters Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei.   Maureen gets excited finding ways to blend her spiritual and professional work life in a delicately woven tapestry.  Her life’s purpose is exploring consciousness and gaining wisdom into human nature in order to support people to grow into fully developed human beings. 

During her time-out relaxation moments, Maureen enjoys gazing at the sky through leaves on tree branches, hiking, creating art and reading.

Dean Nicholson

Dean has a Masters in Counselling Psychology.  He is the Executive Director of East Kootenay Addiction Services Society with over 30 years clinical counselling experience in health care.  Dean has facilitated hundreds of therapy groups, is an educator and popular speaker.   He has also conducted cutting edge research on substance use and trauma, and has presented at national and international conferences. 

A meditation practitioner and resident at the Clear Sky Meditation Center, Dean is a student of Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. Dean actively lives the healing practices he teaches his clients.

For fun Dean enjoys music, film and literature, and exploring the natural history of the East Kootenay area.

Course Details

  • Location: Clear Sky Meditation Center
  • Date: May 14, 2022
  • Time: 1:30pm -4:30pm MT
  • Cost: $50 CAD 
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September 18, 2021
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-6
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Clear Sky Meditation Center
3567 Cockell Road, PO BOX 19
Fort Steele, British Columbia V0B 1NO Canada
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Alive Mindfully
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