Mindfulness Meditation provides 
an alternative way to deal with 
life’s inevitable problems. 
This meditation technique 
develops moment-to-moment
awareness and enhances the 
ability to live in the present.

Every intention sets energy into motion
Whether you are conscious of it or not
Gary Zukov



Bringing Awareness to Life at Mahoney Coleman & Associates
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From Surviving to Thriving: A Personal Growth Program


Anne combines talk therapy with equine-facilitated wellness sessions and meditation to help guide participants in achieving their personal goals


Join us in a compassionate and open environment for this 10-week (12-session) program.

Sessions are facilitated by a registered clinical psychologist who, for more than 35 years, has helped guide people to live more harmoniously and to reach their personal goals.
You will uncover the habits, attitudes, beliefs and emotions blocking your ability to live a life that is engaged, alive and connected.


Topics include:
•  Grounding—what it is, why it’s important, recognizing when you are ungrounded
•  Embodiment—learning to live in your body (felt sense) not trapped in your head
•  Mindfulness—mindful awareness in daily life
•  Emotions and Needs—what is their relationship and how does it affect self-care
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Anne Mahoney, Ph.D., R.Psych., F.CGPA., is a certified clinical psychologist with 35+ years’ experience. She has also invested 31+ years studying and teaching mindfulness meditation and the application of mindfulness to daily life

Dates, Times and Locations

Group Sessions (10): Contact Anne for dates
Location: In Inglewood at Unit 3, 1922 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0V2

Individual Equine-facilitated Wellness (EFW) Field Trips (2): Contact Anne for dates
Location: Cochrane area

More Information & Registration

Call Anne at 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email Anne at bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com


2019 Daylong Silent Meditation Retreat Series


Bringing Awareness to Life is hosting five daylong silent retreats to be held on the second weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) of the month (February through June 2019). See specific dates below.

Meditation instruction will be given at the outset of each daylong retreat and the day will conclude with a Q&A session about meditation techniques and obstacles to practice. For those contemplating their first silent residential retreat, attending a series of daylong silent retreats is an excellent introduction and a means to prepare for longer periods of sitting and walking. For meditators with a regular home practice, stepping aside for a daylong retreat each month helps maintain and deepen practice in between extended residential retreats.


  In Inglewood at Unit 3, 1922 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0V2


  April 13; May 11; June 9, 2019


  10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


  $15.00 registration + Dana** to the Teacher


  Call 403-270-8450 (leave a message on the Bringing Awareness to Life voice mail) or email bringingawarenesstolife@gmail.com


*A minimum registration of 5 people is required for each daylong to proceed. Please register early!
**Translated as “generosity,” dana is the ancient practice of offering a voluntary gift out of heartfelt gratitude for the teaching received.


Archived Events


A Wednesday Evening Meditation with Ayya Santacitta

November 28, 2018 — 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Location: #3, 1922 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary (across from Colonel Walker School in Inglewood)



Santacitta Bhikkhuni

Ayya Santacitta was born in Austria and has a multifaceted background in hotel management, ethnology and avant-garde dance theater. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She has practiced meditation for 30 years and trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since 2002 she has also received teachings in the lineage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, where she has resided since 2009 and took Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011. She is particularly interested in creating sanctuary close to nature, practicing in community, and bringing wisdom traditions to the environmental movement.

Gather with “Bringing Awareness to Life” to hear this compassionate trailblazer in the rebuilding of a lineage of ordained bhikkhunis. Learn about the Aloka Vihara Sisters on their website and watch this inspiring video about their work and life.


Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery
2409 Tolowa Trail,Placerville, CA 95667 | 530-647-8262