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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Winter 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

Note: There will be no session on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.
Sessions resume
on Jan. 6

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: January 6, 2020
Cost: Dana (donation); drop-in basis - no registration required




Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Path to Inner Freedom
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, when grounded in the Buddha’s core teachings, provides a complete path to inner freedom and happiness, independent of life’s conditions. This 16-week session will provide guided meditation instruction and support with practice, with teachings and discussion, in depth, on the Four Noble Truths.
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: January 7, 2020

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.

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 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: January 15, 2020
Registration deadline is January 10, 2020. 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

In this 16-week course, we will continue with natural awareness teachings and practices, and specific heart practices, to help us dissolve the illusion of conditioning so as to realize the natural great peace, inherent wisdom, love and compassion of the awakened heart/mind, and live awake in awareness and connection with the world around us.
The 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. (Note: it is possible for experienced practitioners who did not attend the fall session to attend this session, with the permission of the teacher).

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date: January 9, 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.

Thursday Evening Class - PayPal payment option


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



DAYS OF MINDFULNESS
Days of Mindfulness will be offered on January 19, March 29 and April 26. 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