Autumn 2019 Meditation Study Series

Compassion; Wisdom and LovingKindness in Action Join us for this 10 week study series and strengthen your shamatha (focused attention) practice. Lean into open presence and continue to contemplate the origins of our suffering and the possibility to transform these with (Rev.) Andrew Blake. Buddha’s early teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path explore practices and... Read more about Autumn 2019 Meditation Study Series

10 Week Meditation Study Series

Compassion;Wisdom and LovingKindness in Action Join us for this 10 week study series and strengthen your shamatha (focused attention) practice. Lean into open presence and continue to contemplate the origins of our suffering and the possibility to transform these with (Rev.) Andrew Blake. REGISTER HERE Buddha’s early teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the... Read more about 10 Week Meditation Study Series

Walking Towards Suffering with Integrity: Day Long Program featuring Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Walking Towards Suffering with Integrity: Cultivating Moral Resilience in a Culture of Ethical Practice November 13, 2019, 9:30 am – 4 pm With Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN This program is a collaboration with the Spiritual and Religious Care Department, The Mindfulness Project, and the Bioethics Department at SickKids Hospital The prevalence of moral distress... Read more about Walking Towards Suffering with Integrity: Day Long Program featuring Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mindfulness Meditation – A Path and Practice

By (Rev.) Andrew Blake When we develop a daily time and space for mindfulness practice, it’s an act of kindness.  It interrupts our usual busyness, where we don’t slow down very often. We are conditioned by a natural drive to accomplish things and achieve; practice may feel like we are doing nothing…what ‘good’ are we... Read more about Mindfulness Meditation – A Path and Practice

The Light of Awareness + Altruistic Action

  By Maxine Iharosy A sharp bolt of fearless reckoning, this is what I felt watching Greta Thunberg’s address at the UN Climate Change Conference. Greta embodied presence and compassionate action with her fierce gaze. Listen to the full speech here. This 15 year old spoke on behalf of us all, calling on world leaders to... Read more about The Light of Awareness + Altruistic Action

Mindfulness & Compassion Autumn Equinox Retreat 

Explore your mindfulness practice, touch into the roots of compassion and, be refreshed by the fall colours of the natural world. September 20, 21, 22, 2019 Chatsworth, Ontario Cost: $250 includes all meals.  Thanks to a generous community donor for supporting our annual autumn retreat.  Tend to Mindfulness daily with both seated and trail walking practices Contemplate Compassion for self and others Practice Deep Listening with this partially silent retreat Explore and Encounter nature on its own terms Revitalize with locally catered, mostly organic meals Customize Your Stay with camping, retreat cabins or B&B options Leave Renewed and Refreshed Mindfulness + Compassion Skills with Nature build a foundation for loving kindness and a deepening... Read more about Mindfulness & Compassion Autumn Equinox Retreat 

Mindfulness in Nature: 6 day intensive for 18 – 30 yrs

Mindfulness in Nature | a 6-day Retreat August 9th – 14th, 2019 at Sarana Springs near Chatsworth, Ontario In the busyness of every day life, it’s SO easy to get distracted, anxious, and completely overwhelmed about how to lead your life. It feels like there’s an infinite amount of choices to make; what career path should you... Read more about Mindfulness in Nature: 6 day intensive for 18 – 30 yrs

Meditation Study Series: Embodied Awareness and the Eightfold Path

Embodied Awareness and the Eightfold Path: A 6 Week Meditation Study Series What did the Buddha do after he awakened under the Bodhi Tree? Images abound today of the Buddha sitting serenely and crossed legged. This image conjures this notion of peaceful serenity or nirvana. After his “enlightenment,” the Buddha gave his first teachings on... Read more about Meditation Study Series: Embodied Awareness and the Eightfold Path

3 Questions to Ask at Any Age

By, Angie Di Iorio Blake and Maxine Iharosy 3 Questions for All Ages: Reflections from the Cushion Where do I come from? Where am I going? What is my source? These were the three questions Andrew guided us to contemplate during our first day long meditation retreat at Sarana Springs this past weekend. I  was... Read more about 3 Questions to Ask at Any Age

Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat

Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat Open to the sweetness of a present heart in this early summer retreat. With guided instruction, Buddhist teachings, periods of sitting and walking meditation and nature walking, as well as guided reflections/contemplation and group council, this day of practice gives us time and space to unplug. Saturday, June... Read more about Present in the Heart: Day Long Retreat
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