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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
Spring/Summer 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.

Meditation Instructor: Gwen Sears
Cost: $195
Start Date: September, 2015



Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Waking Up to a New Way of Being
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 cultivates the ability to be present and aware, to know the inner freedom and happiness that exists in being awake in the truth of the present moment, aware of our inter-connection with the world around us, living life from a place of clear and wise intention and action. This 16 week course will include meditation practice, teachings, and awareness exercises.
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: May 12, 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.
*On summer break;
classes begin again
in September
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
Cost: $150 for 12-week course. 
Drop-in: $15 ($10 if you have already completed a course with Robin).
Start Date: September, 2015




Thursday, 7-9 p.m. BECOMING FULLY HUMAN: Living Awake and in Connection With Live
The focus of this 16-week spring/summer session will be on cultivating and deepening our practice and understanding of what it is to be fully human-to live awake, in awareness and connection with the world around us, embodying clear and wise intention and action in our way of being in the world.
The weekly sessions will include a one hour silent meditation (practice of your choice); as well as additional contemplations, practices and discussion that support awareness of our inter-relationship with the natural world, the world around us, with one another; and the universal responsibility inherent in this awareness and understanding of living in love, kindness and concern for all beings.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in meditation, a regular sitting practice, and would like to deepen their practice

Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start date
: May 14, 2015





Sunday,
10a.m.-12 noon

SUNDAY MEDITATION and DHARMA CONTEMPLATION*
The first hour is silent meditation. The second hour is informal, peer-facilitated Dharma discussion on topics of interest to participants. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or both. Open to meditators from all traditions. Some meditation experience is required, as there is no instruction provided.
Cost: $10 
Start date:
ongoing



Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
Sept. 20-Nov. 15
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: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, continuing for 8 weeks. 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. (Online option is for registration only; classes are held at the Dharma Centre)


Mindfulness Meditation for Children & Youth



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.




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