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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Fall 2014

Monday, 7-9 p.m

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, Saturday, Nov.1.

Meditation Teacher: Gwen Sears/Susan Child
Cost: $180
Start Date: September 15, 2014
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.                   

Teacher: Susan Child.
Cost: $180  *See information below on Dana
Start Date: September 2, 2014

Thursday, 7-9 p.m. BECOMING FULLY HUMAN: Embracing the Truth of Impermanence, Life and Death
The natural cycle of life includes impermanence, change, growth and decay. As human beings, we are participant in this natural cycle, yet we live in varying degrees of awareness to this truth. Understanding the truth of impermanence opens us to a new relationship with life, allowing us to participate in each moment of our lives more fully, free from the patterns of reactivity that cause suffering - awake to the mystery and the wonder of being...here. In this 16-week session, we will engage with guided meditation practices, contemplations and awareness exercises to explore the preciousness of human life and the teaching on impermanence and death.

Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $180.00  *See information below on DanaStart date: September 4, 2014

10a.m.-12 noon

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  *See information below on Dana
Start date:

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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