Living Film Series
Weekly Courses and
Monday, 7-9 p.m.
This course will
a solid grounding in the basics of meditation practice,
according to the Buddhist (Theravadan) tradition. It includes
mindfulness (Vipassana) practice, and instruction in how to integrate
practice in everyday life, i.e. stress management, dealing with
emotions, developing present moment awareness, etc.
note the dates for
this course. Start date
is Jan. 6. There will be no class on Family Day,
February 17. Classes finish on March 10. A day retreat is offered as
the course on March 1.
Date: January 6, 2014
|Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
||MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Waking Up to a
New Way of Being
meditation is a practice that
provides us with the tools to deal with the stresses and challenges of
life, opening us to new possibilities, emotional healing, and freedom
suffering. This 16-week course will provide teaching, guided meditation
instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice.
focus will be on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
will include teaching, guided meditation
instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice;
cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; dealing with difficult
hindrances to present moment awareness. This course is
for anyone who has
the 8-week Introduction to Meditation course, or has experience with
mindfulness practice, and would like to deepen their understanding and
$180 *See information
below on Dana
Start Date: January 7, 2014
Natural Awareness, Transcendent Wisdom and the Heart of Compassion
this 16-week session we will continue* with natural awareness practice,
direct awareness teachings and practices to help us dissolve the
conditioning, so as to realize the natural great peace, and inherent
compassion of the awakened heart/mind. We
will also engage with specific compassion practices (Tonglen).
is suitable for experienced meditators who have developed the ability
in stable attention with inner experience. (*Note:
is possible for experienced practitioners who did not attend the fall
to attend this session, with the permission of the teacher).
information below on Dana
Start date: January 9, 2014
|SUNDAY MEDITATION and DHARMA
first hour is silent meditation. The
second hour is facilitated* Dharma contemplation of selected
teachings. The practice of Dharma contemplation invites us into direct
experience of the teachings and the wisdom they carry. The teachings
drawn from the different Buddhist traditions. Some meditation
required. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both.
Teacher: Susan Child
*(note- Susan is occasionally away, and the
second hour is peer-facilitated, open Dharma discussion.)
Start date: ongoing
For visiting Dharma teachers see the special events schedule.
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).
Bursaries are available for those experiencing financial hardship, and
no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
For further information, please call (519) 880-1299