Our classes are offered with the option of attending either in person or online via Zoom. Your choice will apply for the duration of the spring/summer session.
Please note that we have moved to a new location.
If you register for online classes, you will receive a follow-up e-mail with the instructions for connecting with Zoom.
Our office will be closed the week of April 24th. We will respond to any inquiries the following week.
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that provides us with the tools to deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life, helping to quiet the mind, and develop the ability to be present and at ease with life as it is -- enhancing our sense of inner peace and personal well-being.
This morning workshop will provide an introduction to methods and benefits of mindfulness practice. There will be guided meditation and awareness practice, as well as instruction on cultivating mindfulness in everyday life. You will learn basic mindfulness skills with which to begin to develop a practice on your own.
Following completion of this morning workshop, there is the possibility of attending the Tuesday mindfulness Spring/Summer session, beginning May 9, should you be interested in doing so.
Mindfulness practice cultivates the ability to relate to our present moment experience with awareness, instead of being caught up in conditioned patterns of doing and being. As we learn to be present in the moment, mindfully paying attention, we awaken to know the simple joy of 'being.'
This 16 week session will include meditation, teachings and instruction, awareness exercises with a focus on awakening joy, gratitude, connection with nature.
This course is suitable for anyone who has completed the 8-week Introduction to Meditation course, or has experience with mindfulness practice, and would like to deepen their understanding and practice.
This 8-week course, based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, provides a solid grounding in the basic skills of mindfulness meditation, helping to reduce stress, quiet the mind and develop the ability to be present and at ease with life as it unfolds in each moment of experience. The course includes instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice, and cultivating mindfulness in everyday life.
A one-day retreat, to help integrate the teachings and the practice, will be held near the end of the course on a Sunday (date to be determined).
Regular weekly attendance during the course is important. Weekly instruction, and practicing within a group of meditators provides support for learning meditation and developing a practice. Please consider your schedule and ability to commit to the 8 weeks before registering for the course.
The course instructor will contact you prior to the course start date to welcome you and discuss any questions.
This 16-week session will continue with the focus on natural awareness and heart practice, cultivating and deepening our practice, integrating the teachings, awakening wisdom and love. The weekly sessions will include meditation, teachings, and selected contemplations to support our practice.
The course is suitable for anyone with a solid foundation in meditation practice and Dharma teachings, and with permission of the teacher.
Program fees help to support the operating costs of the Centre.
In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely. Meditation instructors and Dharma teachers are paid by Dana (voluntary giving/donation).
Teacher dana may be offered by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those facing financial challenges, arrangements can be made to reduce or waive course fees.
Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of ability to pay.