Living Film Series
Weekly Courses and
Monday, 7-9 p.m
course will provide an introduction to the basics of meditation
according to the Buddhist (Theravadan) tradition. It includes
mindfulness (Vipassana) practice, and instruction in how to integrate
practice in everyday life, i.e. stress management, dealing with
emotions, developing present moment awareness, etc.
course will have the option to register for our Mindful Living Workshop
Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Date: June 2-23, 2014
|Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
||MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Simple Joy
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
We will engage in meditation practices to quiet the mind, and
mind-body process with mindful awareness-cultivating an inner
stillness, and an
opening to the mystery of life and the joy and wonder of
‘being.’ The weekly
sessions will include meditation practice, teachings, and awareness
course is suitable for
anyone who has
completed the 8-week Introduction to Meditation course, or has
mindfulness practice, and would like to deepen their understanding and
$180 *See information
below on Dana
Start Date: May 6, 2014
|| AWAKENING THE
Natural Awareness, Transcendent Wisdom and the Heart of Love and
session we will continue* with natural awareness practice, and specific
practices to awaken to the deep peace and natural joy that exists in
awake in the present moment, when the heart is free of grasping. We
themes of gratitude, of nature, the preciousness of human life, change,
impermanence to support our practice.
is suitable for experienced meditators who have developed the ability
in stable attention with inner experience. (*Note: It is possible for
practitioners who did not attend the winter session to attend this
with the permission of the teacher).
information below on Dana
Start date: May 8, 2014
|SUNDAY MEDITATION and DHARMA DISCUSSION
first hour is silent meditation. The
second hour is peer-facilitated group discussion on Dharma themes. It is
possible to attend the first or second hour, or both. Open to
meditators from all traditions. Some
Start date: ongoing
meditation. Open to meditators of all traditions. Some meditation
experience is necessary.
Dates: July and August.
Note: Our regular
2-hour Sunday meditation sessions will resume in September.
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