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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Winter 2017

Monday, 7-9 p.m






INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
This 8-week course, based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, provides a solid grounding in the basic skills of mindfulness meditation. The course includes instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice, and cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; 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. Includes a one-day retreat.
Registration limited to 20 people.


Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Cost: $195
Start Date: Jan. 9, 2017.  



Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. MINDFULNESS and LOVING-KINDNESS: Cultivating Wise Attention and a Loving Heart
Mindfulness meditation and Loving- Kindness (Metta) meditation are practices which support each other, like “2 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. It 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.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start Date: Sept. 6, 2016

Scroll to the bottom of the page for registration information.

Note: The Tuesday Mindfulness course is now available for distance on-line participation. Those who register will be sent weekly written practice instructions as well as audio links to weekly guided meditations and teachings. Please indicate on your Registration Form that you are registering for on-line participation.




Wednesday: 7-8:30 p.m.


 
MOVING INTO STILLNESS: Cultivating Body/Mind Harmony
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a moving meditation practice like Tai Chi, with fewer movements, and adaptable to any state of fitness.
The power of Qigong rests in connecting gentle fluid movements with breathing, drawing mind and body into harmonious relationship, gently unwinding accumulated life stress. This tends to relax and energize at the same time. 
The first hour will be devoted to exploring the foundation and principles of Qigong.  We will then ease into a period of seated mindfulness meditation.
Note: You have the option to participate in the Qigong portion only.
 
Qi Gong instructor: Robin Grant, RMT  www.centreforbalance.com 
Cost
:$160.00 for full 90-minute class. $110 for 60-minute Qigong portion only. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.
Starting Date: Jan. 11, 2017, continuing for 16 weeks.

Moving Into Stillness - PayPal payment option

Class options


Thursday, 7-9 p.m.


AWAKENING THE HEART
The fall session will begin a series of teachings and practices focused on the training of the heart and mind to awaken our inherent wisdom and natural capacity for love, and to recognize how habituated patterns get in the way of its expression.  We will begin with the Heart Sutra, and then explore the Brahma Viharas: Equanimity, Loving Kindness, Sympathetic Joy and Compassion.
The course is suitable for anyone who has a stable meditation practice for at least 3 years, and a solid foundation in Dharma teachings.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start date
: Sept. 8, 2016

Scroll to the bottom of the page for registration information.




Sunday,
10 a.m.-12 noon
Note:



SUNDAY MEDITATION: Sacred Stillness
The first hour is silent meditation. The second hour is contemplation of selected Dharma teachings. The practice of Dharma contemplation invites us into direct experience of the teachings and the wisdom they carry. The teachings will be drawn from the different Buddhist traditions. Some meditation experience is required. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both.
Dharma contemplation will be guided by Susan Child.
Cost: $10 
Start date:
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Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.



MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
(AND PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS)
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.

Ages: 4-12

Meditation instructor:  Anna Marie Cipriani
Cost:   $110.00 (child/parent pair); $30.00 (each additional child)

Course Dates:
Session for parents: Jan. 8, 2017
8-Week course: Jan. 15-March 12,  2017. (No class Family Day Weekend, Feb. 19)

To register via regular post for Mindfulness Meditation for Children and Youth, fill out the registration form below and mail it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.
Download Mindfulness Meditation for Children and Youth registration form word document
Download Mindfulness Meditation for Children and Youth registration form pdf

To pay online for Mindfulness Meditation for Children and Youth, simply download this registration form, fill it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below.


Mindfulness Meditation for Children & Youth - PayPal payment option


Sunday, 2-3 p.m.




MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR TEENS

This course is offered to teens ages 13-19.  In this 5-week course, 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.
 
Ages: 13-19

Meditation instructor:  Anna Marie Cipriani
Cost:   $75.00 per participant; $30.00 (each additional sibling)

Course Dates: Jan. 15-Feb. 12, 2017.

To register via regular post for Mindfulness Meditation for Teens, fill out the registration form below and mail it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.
Download Mindfulness Meditation for Teens registration form word document
Download Mindfulness Meditation for Teens registration form pdf

To pay online for Mindfulness Meditation Teen, simply download this registration form, fill it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below.

Mindfulness Meditation for Teens


Registration for Introduction to Meditation,
Tuesday classes and Thursday classes.

To register for the Introduction to Meditation class, Tuesday classes or Thursday classes via regular post, download this registration form and mail it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.

To register online, simply download this registration form, fill it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below. A $3 service charge will  be added for PayPal transactions.

Introduction to Meditation, Tuesday or Thursday Course - PayPal payment option




In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely. The fees are used to 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.

Dana Information

For further information, please call (519) 880-1299
or e-mail: info@wrdharmacentre.com