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Weekly Courses and Meditation Groups
 Fall 2018/Winter 2019

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: Ongoing
Cost: Dana (donation)

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Waking Up to a New Way of Being
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 and support with establishing a stable meditation practice; cultivating mindfulness in everyday life; dealing with difficult emotions and hindrances to present-moment awareness. The focus will be on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Body, Feelings, Mental States, and Mind Objects (Dharma)
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: January, 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.

NOTE: The January class is now full.
Online participation is still available. 

Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
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, held Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meditation Instructor: Laura Gorman
Cost: $225
Dates: January 9, 2018

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.

Learning through the Body, Transforming Reactive Patterns into Awareness, Wisdom and Love

This 16-week session will begin with a specific focus on body and breath awareness practices, cultivating an inner stillness, and a deepening awareness of the mind/body process. We will explore through direct awareness of the body, internal and external world of experience, and consciousness itself, how underlying feeling and reactivity distort our perceptions and actions in the world, causing suffering for ourselves and others. Through the practice of paying attention to our experience with awareness and acceptance, we will learn how to transform the energy of these underlying reactive patterns into wisdom and love, freeing ourselves from the suffering that is inherent in conditioned behavior.
The course is suitable for anyone who has a solid foundation in Dharma teachings, a meditation practice for at least 3 years., and an interest in deepening their practice.         

Meditation Teacher: Susan Child
Cost: $225  *See information below on Dana
Start date: Sept. 6, 2018

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

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Days of Mindfulness will be offered on Sept. 23 and Oct. 21. 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.
Note: The Sept. 23 Day of Mindfulness is now full. Call or email the Dharma Centre to be added to the wait list.

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

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: Details available soon
8-Week Course: January, 2018. Details available soon

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