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, Nov.1.
Meditation Teacher: Gwen
Date: September 15, 2014
|Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
||MINDFULNESS and LOVING KINDNESS:
Cultivating Wise Attention and a Loving Heart
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
moment awareness, wise understanding and a loving heart- and to find
from the reactivity that causes suffering for ourselves and others.
course will provide teachings, guided meditation instruction, and
It is suitable for anyone who has completed the 8-week Introduction to
Meditation course, or has experience with mindfulness practice, and
to deepen their understanding and practice.
$180 *See information
below on Dana
September 2, 2014
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. Understanding the truth of impermanence opens
us to a
new relationship with life, allowing us to participate in each moment
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.
information below on DanaStart date: September 4, 2014
|SUNDAY 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.
Susan Child *(note - Susan is
occasionally away, and the second hour is peer-facilitated, open Dharma
information below on Dana
Start date: ongoing
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).
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