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 fall session.
Please note that we have moved to a new location.
A COVID-19 protocol will be in place, including mask wearing, physical distancing, sanitizing, etc.
If you register for online classes, you will receive a follow-up e-mail with the instructions for connecting with Zoom.
Registration for the fall session is now closed.
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that teaches us how to find peace of mind and ease of being amidst the stresses and challenges of everyday life. Mindfulness practice, when grounded in the Buddha’s core teachings, provides a path to inner freedom and happiness, independent of life’s conditions.
This 16-week session will provide guided meditation instruction and support with practice, with teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
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. It is possible for those with no meditation experience to attend this class with permission of the teacher.
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.
The fall session will continue with the focus on natural awareness and heart practices, cultivating a deepening awareness and understanding of the mind/body process, and consciousness/awareness itself; transforming the energy of underlying feelings and reactivity, freeing ourselves from the suffering of conditioned patterns....... awakening wisdom and love.
This course is suitable for anyone with a solid foundation in meditation practice and Dharma teachings and with permission of the teacher.
This course is offered as a child-parent course. In this 8-week course children/youth and their parents/caregivers together will learn specific ways of paying attention to their breath, their body, their thoughts, their feelings and the world around them. Research shows that this way of paying attention (mindfulness) increases attention and focus, reduces stress, anxiety and depression and increases well-being. Individual exercises are geared to each participant's age.
Teens do not need to attend with their parents, but may if they choose.
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.