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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Spring 2014

Monday, 7-9 p.m





Tuesday, 1-3 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
This 4-week course will provide a solid grounding in the basics of meditation practice, according to the Buddhist (Theravadan) tradition. It includes concentration and mindfulness (Vipassana) practice, and instruction in how to integrate the practice in everyday life, i.e. stress management, dealing with difficult emotions, developing present moment awareness, etc. Registrants of this course will have the option to register for our Mindful Living Workshop at a reduced fee.

Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Start Date: June 2-23, 2014
Cost: $90  (4-week course only); $190 (4-week course and Mindful Living Workshop)         


INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
This 4-week course will provide a solid grounding in the basics of meditation practice, according to the Buddhist (Theravadan) tradition. It includes concentration and mindfulness (Vipassana) practice, and instruction in how to integrate the practice in everyday life, i.e. stress management, dealing with difficult emotions, developing present moment awareness, etc. Registrants of this course will have the option to register for our Mindful Living Workshop at a reduced fee.

Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Start Date: April 15, 2014
Cost: $90  (4-week course only); $190 (4-week course and Mindful Living Workshop)         

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Waking Up to a New Way of Being
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that provides us with the tools to deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life, opening us to new possibilities, emotional healing, and freedom from suffering. This 16-week course will include teaching, guided meditation instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice; cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; dealing with difficult emotions and hindrances to present moment awareness. The focus will be 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.                           

Teacher: Susan Child.
Cost: $180  *See information below on Dana         Start Date: May 6, 2014

Thursday, 7-9 p.m. AWAKENING THE HEART:
Natural Awareness, Transcendent Wisdom and the Heart of Compassion 

In this 16-week session we will continue* with natural awareness practice, using direct awareness teachings and practices to help us dissolve the illusion of conditioning, so as to realize the natural great peace, and inherent wisdom and compassion of the awakened heart/mind. We will also engage with specific compassion practices (Tonglen).
This course is suitable for experienced meditators who have developed the ability to rest in stable attention with inner experience. (*Note: It is possible for experienced practitioners who did not attend the fall session to attend this session, with the permission of the teacher).

Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $180.00  *See information below on Dana    Start date: May 8, 2014


Sunday,
10a.m.-12 noon

SUNDAY MEDITATION and DHARMA CONTEMPLATION
The first hour is silent meditation. The second hour is facilitated* Dharma contemplation of selected Buddhist 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.
Teacher: Susan Child   *(note- Susan is occasionally away, and the second hour is peer-facilitated, open Dharma discussion.)


Cost: $10                 Start date: ongoing


For visiting Dharma teachers see the special events schedule.

COST: 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).

Dana Information

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
or e-mail: info@wrdharmacentre.com

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