“Opening To Your Divine Life” A Retreat to Welcome 2012!

Bringing in 2012 at Shanti Retreat Centre

What do you desire for yourself as you enter 2012?  Bring in the New Year with openness, clarity and infinite possibilities!
This comprehensive retreat has been designed to support you in letting go of limiting beliefs and patterns, and will naturally create more space and awareness for you to embrace the inner peace, love and contentment that exists within you.

 Nurture Yourself. 
*Enjoy the beauty of a serene waterfront setting.
* Feel the support of like-hearted people.
* Are you ready to live your Divine Life with ease, grace, joy and abundance?

Your Facilitators:
Diane Yeo from Happy Monks – is a meditation teacher who comes from the heart and is passionate about exploring the Infinite Peace, Love and Silence within.

Brenda Mc Morrow is a Kirtan Chant artist and Enlightenment Intensive Facilitaor who is dedicated to sharing the transformational power of Sound and Self-Inquiry.

Your Investment: $685.00
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!   Register with a $200 deposit on or before October 1st and save $60
 All programming, 4 nights shared accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals
To register and for more information contact:dyeo@thehappymonks.com 519-495-2634

For more info, visit: http://www.thehappymonks.com/happy-monks-upcoming-events/

Brenda’s Nov/December Events

Saturday, November 14 8.00 pm

Moksha Yoga Danforth Kirtan – 372A Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

(w/ percussionist Morgan Doctor!)

www.mokshayogadanforth.com – 416-778-7744

Saturday, November 28 Noon-10 pm

108 Hanuman Chalisa Yagna


Come at whatever time works for you or for the entire 108 recitations of this sacred 40 verse hymn to Hanuman!

Hanuman is the Hindu Deity who symbolically represents selfless
service, as well as the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us, we need only remember him. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the Chalisa by heart and to spend a special day with others in pure devotion!

Shangrila Yoga, 111 Mount Pleasant Ave. London, ON

By donation (proceeds to be given to charity)

Bring a Snack to share.

For more info e-mail: ameyamusic@gmail.com

Saturday, December 5 10am – 5pm

London, ON

“EnChanting: Transformation through Poetry, Sound & Song”

Brenda McMorrow and Penn Kemp

A workshop for those who think they can’t sing or write but always wanted to; for those who can sing/write and wanted more; for those wanting to sound out, sing out, write out loud.
Sounding and chanting are freely joyous ways to release creativity and open the heart’s song. Drop the blocks! Write and raise your voice with us!

Invoking Sarasvati, the goddess of creativity, music and poetry, we will create and share chants, poems and songs to, from and for our Mother World.

with Western’s Writer-in-Residence, Penn Kemp
& Devotional Chant Artist, Brenda McMorrow

$60 ($50 if you bring a friend).

Bring a lunch to share potluck. Herbal tea on the house.

Contact to confirm your spot: ameyamusic@gmail.com or penn@pennkemp.ca

For more info: www.brendamcmorrow.com www.mytown.ca/pennletters 519 434 8555

Brenda’s upcoming events in Toronto, Guelph, Sharon, Waterloo and London

Fall Newsletter '09


Upcoming Kirtans, Workshops & Performances with

Brenda McMorrow  

Toronto:  Wednesday, September 9, Kirtan at 6:45 p.m.

Lecture by Meditation Master Claudiu Trandafir 7.30pm

243 Queen St.W, 2nd Floor 416-271-0746 – www.hridaya-yoga.com


Guelph:  Friday, September 18, 7.30pm

Living Yoga & Health- 105 Wyndham St, 519-767-1041             

www.livingyoga.ca $15 Advance/$18 Door


Toronto:  Saturday, September 19, 8pm

Rainbow Body Yoga

473A Church St.- 647-427-3669

www.rainbowbodyyoga.ca $15


Sharon:  Sunday, September 20, 3.00 pm

Words Alive Literary Festival

Sharon Temple

w/ Penn Kemp



London:  Saturday, Oct. 3

7.30 pm

The Lotus Centre

140 Ann St,

519-642-2378 – www.lotuscentre.ca

$15 /$18 Door


Waterloo:  Saturday, Oct. 17

7.30 pm

Community of Hearts Yoga

826 King St. N, Suite 21



$15 Advance/$18 Door


London:  Friday, Oct. 23, 7.00 – 10.00 pm

Bhakti Bliss Workshop –

Exploring the Joyous Practice of Sacred Chant

w/ Melina Bondy www.belovedyoga.ca

The Lotus Centre – 140 Ann St,

519-642-2378- www.lotuscentre.ca

$40 (register w/ a friend at $35 each)

Joy over Obama’s election and “A New Spirit of Service”!

As I write this, my first post, I am tingling with excitement, hope, joyful anticipation and absolute elation over Barack Obama’s election as President of the United States!!! This is truly an historic event – one that signifies a massive shift in how a very many Americans want to exist in this world. 

Imagine this: Fear taking a back seat to Love and Hope! POSSIBILITY is vibrating through the air today – absolutely everywhere it seems!

Obama is a symbol of what we are becoming. Although Obama is still a human being who is capable of making mistakes (as all of us are), he is an inspiring example of the consciously evolving beings that we are more and more choosing to be.  He represents a new humanity that knows it can make choices that benefit ALL of life.  Indeed, this is just the beginning, and as Obama said last night: 

“It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service….where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.”

Imagine if each of us chose to be mindful of these words and began to affect change in our own ways, however big or seemingly small they may be? What would be possible?!

May we all be blessed as we face the realities of  living in very interesting and challenging times. And may Barack Obama be blessed with safety, support,  wise guidance and love as he begins his journey of leadership and inspiring change.

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