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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Winter/Spring 2016

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: September, 2016.  

To download a registration form, click here.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to register online via Paypal 




Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Simple Joy of Being
In this 16-week session, we will cultivate the qualities of mind and heart that enable us to be present and at ease with life as it unfolds in each moment of our experience. We will engage in meditation practices to quiet the mind, and investigate the mind-body process with mindful awareness- cultivating an inner stillness and an opening to the joy and wonder of ‘being.’ The weekly sessions will include meditation practice, teachings, and awareness exercises. 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.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start Date: May 10, 2016

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.


 
FINDING STILLNESS IN MOTION
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a moving meditation practice like Tai Chi, though easier to learn, with fewer movements, and adaptable to any state of fitness.
The power of Qigong rests in connecting soft movement with breathing. This draws 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 principles of Qigong.
We will then ease into a period of seated mindfulness meditation.
 
Qi Gong instructor: Robin Grant www.centreforbalance.com 
Cost
:$95.00. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.
Starting Date: May 4, 2016 for 8 weeks

Finding Stillness In Motion - PayPal payment option




Thursday, 7-9 p.m.



NATURAL AWARENESS, TRANSCENDENT WISDOM 
The practice of natural awareness cultivates direct awareness of our experience of the moment, creating the conditions for deep insight and understanding to arise through direct experience. In this 16-week course, we will use 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.
This course is suitable for experienced meditators, who have been practicing for at least 3 years, and have developed the ability to rest in stable attention with inner experience.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start date
: May 12, 2016




Sunday,
10 a.m.-12 noon

SUNDAY MEDITATION / DHARMA CONTEMPLATION / DISCUSSION
The first hour is silent meditation. The second hour is informal peer-facilitated Dharma discussion on topics of interest to participants.. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both. Open to meditators from all traditions. Some meditation experience is required, as there is no instruction provided.
Cost: $10 
Start date:
ongoing


Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Returning
September, 2016

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

Ages: 4-12

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

Course Dates:
Session for parents: Sept. 11
8-Week course: Sept. 18-Nov. 13,  2016. (No class Thanksgiving weekend)

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, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Starting in October



MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR TEENS

This course is offered to teens ages 13-19.  In this five-week course teens 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: Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 2016.

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
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