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.
Date: September, 2015
MEDITATION: Waking Up to a New Way of Being
meditation is a practice that teaches us how to find peace of mind and
being amidst the stresses and challenges of everyday life. Mindfulness
cultivates the ability to be present and aware, to know the inner
happiness that exists in being awake in the truth of the present
of our inter-connection with the world around us, living life from a
clear and wise intention and action. This 16 week course will include
meditation practice, teachings, and awareness exercises.
is suitable for anyone who has completed the 8-week Introduction to
or has experience with mindfulness practice, and would like to deepen
$195 *See information
below on Dana
Date: May 12, 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.
will consist of a movement period in which we will explore a simple Qi
(Chee-Gong) form, followed by a period of sitting mindfulness
balancing our need both to move and to be still.
Qi Gong is
gentle and joyful traditional Chinese practice aligning movement and
boost energy, mental focus, flexibility and physical well-being. This
course will provide a solid foundation in the basic principles.
the difference this combination can make to your practice and daily
anything, consistent practice will bring the best results, therefore
registering for the full program is encouraged.
Robin Grant www.centreforbalance.com
if you have already completed a course with Robin).
Start Date: Ongoing
FULLY HUMAN: Living Awake and in Connection With Live
this 16-week spring/summer session will be on cultivating and deepening
practice and understanding of what it is to be fully human-to live
awareness and connection with the world around us, embodying clear and
intention and action in our way of being in the world.
sessions will include a one hour silent meditation (practice of your
as well as additional contemplations, practices and discussion that
awareness of our inter-relationship with the natural world, the world
us, with one another; and the universal responsibility inherent in this
awareness and understanding of living in love, kindness and concern for
is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in meditation, a
sitting practice, and would like to deepen their practice
information below on Dana
Start date: May 14, 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.
Susan Child *(note - Susan is
occasionally away, and the second hour is peer-facilitated, open Dharma
Cost: $10 *See
information below on Dana
Start date: ongoing
|Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
Sept. 20-Nov. 15
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)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015,
continuing for 8 weeks. No class
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 for Monday,
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,
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