Most of 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 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 via Zoom.
Registration for the fall session, with the exception of the children's course, is now closed.
Mindfulness meditation and Loving-Kindness (Metta) meditation are practices which support each other, like "two wings of a bird." They teach us how to relate to our experience of life with present moment awareness, wise understanding and a loving heart, and to find freedom from the reactivity that causes suffering for ourselves and others.
This 16-week course will provide teachings, guided meditation instruction, and discussion.
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 on Saturday, October 28 from 9 am to 3 pm.
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.
The course is suitable for anyone with a solid foundation in meditation practice and Dharma teachings, and with permission of the teacher.
Please email email@example.com to register. Registration is limited to 15 people.
Additional information will be sent out prior to the day.
This course is offered as a child-parent course. Beginners and experienced, all welcome.
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.
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.