Available for meditators of all traditions who would like to practice in silence together. The format for the evening includes periods of sitting and walking meditation. Meditation experience is required, as there is no instruction provided. Please respect the silence and come and go quietly.
Participation is on a drop-in basis. Registration is not required.
Mindfulness practice cultivates the ability to be present, and relate to our present moment experience with awareness, awakening the simple joy of ‘being’. This 16-week session will include mindful awareness practices, with particular focus on awakening joy, gratitude, wonder, connection with nature. Weekly classes will include meditation, teachings and instruction, awareness exercises, support with practice.
The 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.
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.
In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely.
Fees help offset the operating costs of the Centre.
Meditation instructors and Dharma teachers are paid by Dana (voluntary giving/donation).
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.