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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Winter/Spring 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
Resumes in September
JUST SITTING AND WALKING
Available for meditators of all traditions who would like to practice in silence together, and for those who would like to refresh themselves in the shared quiet. 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: Will resume in September.
Cost: Dana (donation)




Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Simple Joy of Being
In this 16-week session, we will cultivate the qualities of mind and heart that enable us to be
present and at ease with life as it unfolds in each moment of our experience. We will engage in
meditation practices to quiet the mind, and investigate the mind-body process with mindful
awareness, cultivating an inner stillness and an opening to the joy and wonder of simply ‘being.’ The weekly sessions will include meditation practice, teachings, and awareness exercises.
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: May 14, 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
A 8-week mindfulness meditation course, learning how to reduce stress, quiet the mind, develop the ability to be present and at ease with life as it unfolds in each moment of experience - enhancing our sense of inner peace and personal well-being. This course will provide instruction and support with establishing a daily meditation practice, and mindfulness skills training. Includes a one-day retreat.
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.



EMBODIED PRACTICE:
Embodied Freedom
The focus of this 16-week spring/summer session will be on cultivating and deepening our practice, integrating the teachings and embodied awareness and understanding.  The weekly sessions will include a one-hour silent meditation; as well as additional contemplations, practices and discussion that support living awake and in awareness with the natural world, the world around us, with one another.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in meditation, a regular sitting practice, and would like to deepen their practice.    

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date:May 16, 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.
Resume in the Fall


DAYS OF MINDFULNESS
Monthly Days of Mindfulness will return in the Fall.
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