Teachers & Meditation Instructors
Susan Child began
practicing meditation, and engaging in spiritual inquiry in the 1970s.
Since 1991, she has been involved extensively in Buddhist
and practice in Asia, Europe and North America, with
respected Dharma teachers,
primarily in the Theravadan and Tibetan traditions of
Buddhism. She has
completed a three-year Buddhist teacher training program with Ken
professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon
has studied Buddhist psychology and Buddhist ministry. Susan
is the founder of The Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre― a non-sectarian
centre for meditative practice in the Buddhist tradition ― where she is
the spiritual coordinator and guiding teacher.
Sears began practicing in 1999
at the Phommaviharam Temple in Kitchener. She joined
the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre in 2000
and has been
practicing as a student of Susan Child since that time. Gwen
retreats offered by Ajahn Viradammo, Ajahn Kusalo, Tsokyni
and Susan Child.
Gwen has been offering meditation
instruction at our
centre since 2010.
Marie Cipriani came to the centre to begin a meditation
practice in 2002 and has been a student of Susan Child’s since
that time. Anna
Marie has been on retreat and studied with teachers including Ajahn
Ajahn Viradammo, Ken McLeod, Molly Swan, Norman Feldman and Shinzen
Young. She has professional training with Amy Saltzman in offering
mindfulness instruction to children and adolescents.
Grant, Certified Shiatsu Therapist and Qigong
Robin is a certified natural health practitioner with an extensive
in both Eastern and Western approaches to optimum wellness. He began
meditating in 1974 and has attended retreats in Canada with amongst
others, Stephen and Michelle Smith and James Baraz.
Robin's passion for Tai Chi and movement
practices began in 1979 when he attended a workshop with Al Chungliang
Huang in London, England. He has studied with masters in the UK,
Taiwan, the USA and here in Canada.
Qigong: (pronounce it Chee-gong) is
an excellent adjunct to sitting practice.