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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Spring/Summer 2020

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 p.m.

Note: postponed until further notice in response to covid-19 outbreak.
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: September, 2020
Cost: Dana (donation); drop-in basis - no registration required



Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

Classes offered online via Skype
until further notice.
MINDFULNESS: Cultivating Inner Peace & Resilience During Challenging Times
Mindfulness meditation 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  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 spring/summer session will focus on cultivating inner peace and resilience during in these challenging times, and will include guided meditation instruction, teaching, and support with practice.
The 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 12, 2020

Download registration form. Please pay by e-transfer, or pay online with Paypal and email us your completed registration form. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.

Tuesday Evening Class 
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 near the end of the course on a Sunday (date to be determined).
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
Start Date: September, 2020

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. Payment is also available via e-transfer. Contact us for information.

Introduction to Meditation  - PayPal payment option


Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Classes offered online via Skype
until further notice.




AWARENESS, PRESENCE, WISDOM AND LOVE 

 This 16-week spring/summer session will focus on cultivating and deepening our practice, integrating the teachings and embodied awareness and understanding, learning to living awake, in awareness and connection with the world around us. The evening classes will include meditation, teachings and selected contemplations to support our practice. This class is suitable for experienced practitioners with a solid foundation in meditation practice and Dharma teachings.

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date: May 14, 2020

Download registration form. Please pay via e-transfer, 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.

Note: postponed until further notice.

DAYS OF MINDFULNESS
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.
Returns
September 2020



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: September, 2020 (start date to be determined)


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