for World Peace, Sept. 24-25 2016
IN celebration of the United
International Day of Peace, the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre is
hosting Meditations for World
Peace, Sept. 24-25, 2016. Recognizing that meditation cultivates peaceful minds and
hearts, and that inner peace supports peacefulness in the world around
are offering a 24-hour event featuring a variety of
that aim to cultivate peace.
The event will be held at
the Dharma Centre (33 Dupont St. E. Waterloo),
and will include a Mindfulness
Meditation Workshop (for adults and
older teens) in the morning,
and a children’s Mindfulness session in the afternoon, followed
by a 12-hour
overnight Meditation Marathon. All members of
the community are invited to participate in
all of the activities throughout the event.The
daytime activities are offered free
charge, and no registration is required. Just drop in.
activities will be followed by an overnight Meditation Marathon,
which will support the Centre’s ongoing programs and fee
Also, 25 per cent of the funds raised will be donated to the First
Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Registration is
required for this event. See below.
Meditation: 7-8 a.m.
Interactive Mindfulness for Children: 2-3:30 p.m
Saturday morning at 7 a.m., the Dharma Centre will open its doors to
community for an hour-long silent meditation. All are welcome.
Workshop (adults and older teens): 9 a.m.-12 noon
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that teaches us how to find peace
and ease of being amidst the stresses and challenges of everyday life.
three-hour workshop will provide an introduction to basic
methods which cultivate inner peace, understanding and
that benefits ourselves and the world around us.
an engaging session to create the foundation of mindfulness for
kids! Open to children, age 4-12 activities are designed to
balancing, and grounding skills that are essential for kids to rise up
navigating the external world with both confidence and compassion.
12-hour Meditation Marathon will get underway at 7 p.m. It may sound a
daunting, but as well as sitting meditation, the event will include
meditation, Qi-Gong (moving meditation), and mandala art meditation
refreshments will be available throughout the event.
To register for this event, download this registration
form and either snail mail or email it back to us.
The overnight meditation marathon is a fund raiser for the Dharma
is a registered charitable non-profit organization. Proceeds will
Centre’s core offerings and other initiatives that make the
meditation accessible to more people such as a program fee
policy, retreat scholarships and community programs. Participants will
pledges to participate in the 12-hour event.
Download a pledge form here.
Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25:
Meditation Workshop (adults and older teens)
p.m. Open House