Weekly Courses and
Monday, 7-9 p.m
course, based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program,
provides a solid
grounding in the basic skills of mindfulness meditation. The course
and support with establishing a stable meditation practice, and
mindfulness in everyday life; helping to reduce stress, quiet the mind
develop the ability to be present and at ease with life as it unfolds
moment of experience. Includes a one-day retreat, Saturday, Feb. 28.
Date: January 5, 2015
Through the Body
meditation is a practice that provides us with
the tools to deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life,
to new possibilities, emotional healing, and freedom from suffering.
16-week course will provide teaching, guided meditation instruction and
with establishing a stable meditation practice; cultivating mindfulness
everyday life; dealing with difficult emotions and hindrances to
awareness. This course will specifically focus on body and breath
practices, and the relationship between body, breath and mind - cultivating
stillness and relaxed awareness of the mind/body
process, providing conditions that support the realization through
experience of the wisdom and the freedom of letting go of grasping at
This course is suitable for anyone who has completed the
8-week Introduction to Meditation course, or has experience with
practice, and would like to deepen their understanding and practice.
$180 *See information
below on Dana
January 6, 2015
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.
Join Robin Grant
in the gentle and joyful practice
Qigong: (pronounce it Chee-gong) a traditional Chinese practice gently
movement and breath, to boost energy, mental focus and physical
Suitable for every body.
period of of sitting meditation, balancing
our need both to move and to be still.
Experience the difference this combination can make to your
practice and daily life.
class (drop in basis;
registration required ̶
arrive for 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
FULLY HUMAN: Embracing the Truth of Impermanence, Life and Death
cycle of life includes impermanence, change, growth and decay. As human
we are participant in this natural cycle, yet we live in varying
awareness to this truth. According to the Buddhist teachings,
truth of impermanence opens us to a new relationship with life and to
is to be fully alive. In this 16-week session, we will explore themes
impermanence and death utilizing the Buddha’s teachings,
awareness exercises. **Please note: This course is a continuation from
session. During the winter session we will focus specifically on themes
death and dying.
information below on Dana
Start date: January 8, 2015
MEDITATION and DHARMA
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
drawn from the different Buddhist traditions. Some meditation
required. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both.
*(note - Susan is
occasionally away, and the second hour is peer-facilitated, open Dharma
information below on Dana
Start date: ongoing
There will be NO
Sunday morning sessions
on Dec. 21, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. Sunday morning meditation sessions will
resume Jan. 11 2015.
|Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
This course is offered as a child-parent course. In
this eight-week course children/youth and their parents/caregivers
will learn specific ways of paying attention to their breath, their
thoughts, their feelings and the world around them.
shows that this way of paying
attention (mindfulness) increases attention and focus, reduces stress,
and depression and increases well-being.
instructor: Anna Marie Cipriani
pair); $25.00 (each additional child)
Jan. 11, 2015 information session for
parents; 8-week mindfulness course for children begins Jan. 18
To register via regular post for Mindfulness
Children and Youth,
fill out the registration form
mail it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.
Children and Youth registration form
Children and Youth registration form pdf
pay online for Mindfulness Meditation
Children and Youth,
simply download this registration form,
it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below.
(Online option is for
classes are held at the Dharma Centre)
To register via regular
post, download this registration
form and mail
it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.
To register online,
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.
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.
For further information, please call (519) 880-1299