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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Summer/Fall 2015

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 held Oct. 31.

Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Cost: $195
Start Date: September 14, 2015 (no class on Thanksgiving Monday, last class Nov. 9)



Monday:  12-1 p.m.
Tuesday through
Friday:     7-8 a.m.  &
                  12-1 p.m.
MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Qi Gong (Chee Gong) is a gentle and joyful traditional Chinese practice aligning movement and breath, to boost energy, mental focus, flexibility and physical well-being.
Experience the difference this combination can make to your practice and daily life.

Instructor: Robin Grant www.centreforbalance.com
Cost: By Donation (half of all proceeds support the Dharma Centre)
Drop-in: Ongoing classes


Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Path to Inner Freedom
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that teaches us how to find peace of mind and ease of being amidst the stresses and challenges of everyday life. Mindfulness practice, when grounded in the Buddha’s core teachings, provides a complete path to inner freedom and happiness, independent of life’s conditions. This 16-week session will provide guided meditation instruction and support with practice, with teachings and discussion, in depth, on the Four Noble Truths.
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: Sept. 8, 2015

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
Each class will consist of a movement period in which we will explore a simple Qi Gong (Chee-Gong) form, followed by a period of sitting mindfulness meditation, balancing our need both to move and to be still.
Qi Gong is a gentle and joyful traditional Chinese practice aligning movement and breath, to boost energy, mental focus, flexibility and physical well-being. This 12-week course will provide a solid foundation in the basic principles. Experience the difference this combination can make to your practice and daily life.
As with anything, consistent practice will bring the best results, therefore registering for the full program is encouraged. 

Instructor: Robin Grant www.centreforbalance.com
Start Date: Sept. 23, 2015 (concluding Dec. 9)
Cost: $120 ($3 service charge added for PayPal transactions

Moving Into Stillness - PayPal payment option




Thursday, 7-9 p.m. LIVING AWAKE AND IN CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD
In this 16-week fall session, we will cultivate and deepen our practice and understanding of what it is to live awake, in awareness and connection with the world around us.
The focus will be on Element Awareness practice-a powerful and transformative meditation and contemplation practice based on the six elements: earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness. We will explore the Elements through direct awareness of the body, internal and external world of experience, and consciousness- cultivating conditions where insight can arise dissolving the illusion of separation, allowing us to realize through direct experience the truth of our interconnection with the world and all things.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in Dharma teachings and meditation practice for at least 3 years.

Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start date
: September 10, 2015





Sunday,
10 a.m.-12 noon

SUNDAY MEDITATION and DHARMA CONTEMPLATION*
The first hour is silent meditation. The second hour is contemplation/discussion on Dharma themes. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both. Open to meditators from all traditions. Some meditation experience is required.
Cost: $10 
Start date:
ongoing



Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
Sept. 20-Nov. 22
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
(AND PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS)
This course is offered as a child-parent course.  In this eight-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.

Meditation instructor:  Anna Marie Cipriani
Cost:   $110.00 (child/parent pair); $30.00 (each additional child)
Start Date: Sept. 20, 2015;  Information Session for registered parents/caregivers
Course Start Date: Sept. 27, 2015; 8-week Mindufulness course for children and parents/caregivers. 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



Registration



To register for Monday, Tuesday or Thursday meditation 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.

Monday, Tuesday, 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