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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Winter 2018

Monday, 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. The course includes instruction and support with establishing a stable meditation practice, and cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; 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. Includes a one-day retreat.

Meditation Instructor:  Laura Gorman
Cost: $195.00
Start Date: January 8, 2018.

To register online, simply 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


You can also register by mailing us your registraiton form with cheque.

Note: This class usually fills to capacity, so please register early.



Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Learning Through the Body
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that provides us with the tools to deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life, opening us to new possibilities, emotional healing, and freedom from suffering. This 16-week course will provide teaching, guided meditation instruction, support with establishing a stable meditation practice and mindfulness skills training. The focus will be on body and breath awareness practices, and the relationship between body, breath and mind- cultivating an inner stillness and relaxed awareness of the mind/body process- providing conditions that support the realization through direct experience of the wisdom and the freedom of letting go of grasping at our experience, and the ability to be present and at ease with life as it is in the moment.
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: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start Date: January 9, 2018

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.

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Wednesday: 7-8:30 p.m.




 
FINDING STILLNESS in MOTION: Cultivating Body/Mind Harmony
Qigong (Chi Kung) is Chinese yoga and includes a large number of practices (including Tai Chi), with proven potential in healing many 'dis'-eases of body and mind.  This class is structured around one particular style called Shibashi; an18 posture mindfulness movement form.
• Easy to learn
• Immediate benefits
• Simultaneously relax and energize body and mind 
• Adaptable to any level of fitness
• An excellent partner to formal mindfulness practice for both beginning and seasoned meditators. The first hour of each class will be devoted to exploring and developing the fundamental principles practice.
• Followed by an optional period of seated mindfulness meditation.


Instructor: Robin Grant, RMT  www.centreforbalance.com 
Cost: $120. A $3 service charge will be added to PayPal payments.
Starting Date: January 17, continuing to April 4, 2018.

Download registration form. Either mail this form with your cheque. Or pay online with Paypal and email us your completed registration form.







Thursday, 7-9 p.m.



AWAKENING THE HEART of COMPASSION: The Seven Points of Mind Training
In this 16-week session we will continue with the training of the heart and mind in Compassion, utilizing the teachings and practices called The Seven Points of Mind Training (Lojong). The Mind Training method is organized around 7 points, containing 59 slogans, and the practice of Tonglen. Mind training nurtures the seeds of compassion and wisdom through awareness of the root causes of our own suffering and the suffering of others. The method incorporates foundational practices of stability of attention (concentration) and mindfulness, the ability to rest in awareness with challenging emotions and inner experience, and experience cultivating the Four Immeasurables/Brahmaviharas.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a stable meditation practice for at least 3 years, and a solid foundation in Dharma teachings. (*Note: It is possible for experienced practitioners who did not attend the previous ‘Awakening the Heart’ sessions to attend this session, with the permission of the teacher).

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $195  *See information below on Dana
Start date:January 11, 2018

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


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.
Dates:  January 21 and February 18, 2018.



Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.



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:   $110.00 (child/parent pair); $30.00 (each additional child)

Course Dates:
Session for parents: Jan. 7, 2018
8-Week course: Jan. 14-March 4., 2018

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

Note: The Dharma Centre office will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 22-Jan. 3, and will reopen on Thursday January 4.  Please register early if you plan to attend

To pay online for Mindfulness Meditation for Children and Youth, simply download this registration form, fill it out and email it back to us. Then pay using the PayPal button below.


Mindfulness Meditation for Children & Youth - PayPal payment option



Registration for
Tuesday classes

and

Registration for Thursday classes.

To register for either the Tuesday night continuing class or the Thursday night continuing class via regular post, download this registration form and mail it to the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre with your cheque.

To register online, simply 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.


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.

Dana Information

For further information, please call (519) 880-1299
or e-mail: info@wrdharmacentre.com