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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Fall 2019

Please Note We are experiencing some mail delivery issues. If you mail your registration form to us via Canada Post, please follow up with an email to let us know. Thank you.


Monday, 7-8:30
Note: No session will be held on Oct. 14, Thanksgiving Monday
JUST SITTING AND WALKING
Available for meditators of all traditions who would like to practice in silence together. The format for the evening includes periods of sitting and walking meditation. Meditation experience is required as there is no instruction provided. Please respect the silence, and come and go quietly.
Facilitator: Mike Doyle
Start Date: Continuing
Cost: Dana (donation); drop-in basis - no registration required




Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


MINDFULNESS and LOVING-KINDNESS: Cultivating Wise Attention and a Loving Heart
Mindfulness meditation and Loving- Kindness (Metta) meditation are practices which support each other, like “2 wings of a bird.”  They teach us how to relate to our experience of life with present moment awareness, wise understanding and a loving heart ̶ and to find freedom from the reactivity that causes suffering for ourselves and others. This 16-week course will provide teachings, guided meditation instruction, and discussion.
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: September 3, 2019

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: There are a couple of spaces left in this class.  Online participation is also available.

Tuesday Evening Class and Online Participation
PayPal payment option



Wednesday, 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, 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. The course includes instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice, and cultivating mindfulness in everyday life. A one-day retreat to help integrate the teachings and the practice will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Regular weekly attendance during the course is important. Weekly instruction, and practicing within a group of meditators provides support for learning meditation and developing a practice. Please consider your schedule and ability to commit to the 8 weeks before registering for the course.
The course instructor will contact you prior to the course start date to welcome you and discuss any questions.

Meditation Instructor: Laura Gorman
Cost: $225
Dates: September 18-November 6, 2019. Registration deadline is Sept. 11. No late registrations will be accepted.

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.



NATURAL AWARENESS, TRANSCENDENT WISDOM, LOVE AND COMPASSION

The practice of natural awareness cultivates direct awareness of our experience of the moment, creating the conditions for deep insight and understanding to arise through direct experience. In this 16-week course, we will engage with direct awareness teachings and practices, and specific heart practices, to help dissolve the illusion of conditioning so as to realize the natural great peace, inherent wisdom, and love and compassion of the awakened heart/mind.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a solid meditation practice and foundation in Dharma teachings, and has developed the ability to rest in stable attention with inner experience.    

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date:September 5, 2019

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
Days of Mindfulness will be offered on September 15 and October 20. 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.



Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 2019



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:   $120.00 (child/parent pair); $40.00 (each additional child)

Course Dates:
Information Session for Parents: Sept. 8, 2019
8-Week Course: Sept. 15-Nov. 10, 2019. No class on Oct. 13.
Next Class: Jan. 12-March 8, 2020

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


Children and Youth program - PayPal payment option
Mindfulness Meditation for Children & Youth






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