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, Feb. 20, 2016.
to 20 people.
Date: January 4, 2016
MEDITATION: Waking Up to a New Way of Being
meditation is a practice that provides us with the tools to deal with
stresses and challenges of everyday life, opening us to new
emotional healing, and freedom from suffering. This 16-week course will
teaching, guided meditation instruction and support with establishing a
meditation practice; cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; dealing
difficult emotions and hindrances to present moment awareness The focus
on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Body, Feelings, Mental States,
and Mind Objects (Dharma)
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: January 5, 2016
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.
is a moving meditation practice like Tai Chi, though easier to learn,
fewer movements, and adaptable to any
state of fitness.
power of Qigong rests in connecting soft movement with breathing. This
mind and body into harmonious relationship, gently unwinding
stress. This tends to relax and energize at the same time.
first hour will be devoted to exploring the principles of Qigong.
will then ease into a period of seated mindfulness meditation.
may wish to
participate in the Qigong portion only. See
($110 first hour
only) . A $3
service charge will be added to PayPal
2016 for 16 weeks
Moving Into Stillness - PayPal payment option
AND IN CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD : Transforming Reactive Emotions into
Awareness, Wisdom and Love
winter session, we will continue to explore Element Awareness practice,
direct awareness of the body, internal and external world of
consciousness- cultivating conditions where insight can arise
illusion of separation allowing us to realize through direct experience
truth of our interconnection with the world around us; and, to see how
underlying reactive emotions distort our perceptions and actions in the
causing suffering for ourselves and others. Through the practice of
will learn how to transform the energy of these underlying reactive
into wisdom and love, freeing ourselves from the suffering that is
suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in Dharma teachings and
meditation practice for at least 3 years.
information below on Dana
Start date: January 7, 2016
MEDITATION / DHARMA
CONTEMPLATION / DISCUSSION
hour is silent meditation. The second hour is contemplation/discussion
on Dharma themes. It is possible to attend the first or second hour, or
to meditators from all traditions. Some meditation experience is
Start date: ongoing
|Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
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.
(A course for teens is coming this spring. Check back for details.)
instructor: Anna Marie Cipriani
pair); $30.00 (each additional child)
January 3, 2016: Information session for parents/caregivers.
January 10, 2016: 8-Week session for children/parents/caregivers begins.
No class will be held February 14.
Dec. 31, 2015
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
it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below.
To register for
Tuesday classes or
Thursday 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.
Tuesday or Thursday Course - PayPal payment option
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