Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

Home
About Us
Teachers
Schedule
Retreats
Film Festival
Special Events
Talks
Photo Gallery
Links


Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Winter/Spring 2018

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION:
Living in Awareness & Connection with the World Around Us

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, and to live one’s life from a place of clear and wise intention. As we learn to relate to our present moment experience through awareness and clear intention, the world begins to open up for us in a new way. This 16-week course will include guided meditation instruction, teaching, and support with practice.

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: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start Date: May 15, 2018

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.

Download registration form. Either mail this form with your cheque. Or pay online with Paypal and email us your completed registration form. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.

Note: This class is now full. Next class will be offered in September.

Note: Online participation is still available.




Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
A 8-week mindfulness meditation course, learning how to reduce stress, quiet the mind, develop the ability to be present and at ease with life as it unfolds in each moment of experience - enhancing our sense of inner peace and personal well-being. This course will provide instruction and support with establishing a daily meditation practice, and mindfulness skills training. Includes a one-day retreat.

Meditation Instructor: Laura Gorman
Cost: $225
Dates: Returns in September

Download registration form. Either mail this form with your cheque. Or pay online with Paypal and email us your completed registration form. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.

Introduction to Meditation  - PayPal payment option




Thursday, 7-9 p.m.



EMBODIED PRACTICE: Living from the Heart
The format of this 16-week spring/summer session will be on cultivating and deepening our practice, integrating the teachings, and embodying wise intention in our way of being in the world. The weekly sessions will include group meditation (unguided), teachings on the Paramitas (generosity, ethics, patience, determination, meditation, wisdom), and selected contemplations from the book Embers by Richard Wagemese. This course is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in meditation, a regular sitting practice, and would like to deepen their practice.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date:May 17, 2018

Download registration form. Either mail this form with your cheque. Or pay online with Paypal and email us your completed registration form. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.

Thursday Evening Class - PayPal payment option



Sunday,
9 a.m.-3 p.m.


DAYS OF MINDFULNESS
We will be holding a Day of Mindfulness (dates announced soon). Registration is limited to 15 people. Please call or email to register. Additional information will be sent out prior to the day.
Cost: Dana (donations) will be gratefully accepted.
Dates:  Will resume in the Fall.



Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.



MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
(AND PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS)
This course is offered as a child-parent cours.  In this 8-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. Individual exercises are geared to each participant's age.
Teens do not need to attend with their parents, but  may if they choose.

Ages: 4-18

Meditation instructor:  Anna Marie Cipriani
Cost:   $110.00 (child/parent pair); $30.00 (each additional child)

Course Dates:
Returns in September

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


Note: Next class offered 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).

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