Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? 

Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practice secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. 

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About mindfulness Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment
Mondays Weekly schedule Winter 2017
Tuesdays Weekly schedule fall term
Wednesdays Weekly schedule fall term
Thursdays Weekly schedule fall term
Fridays Weekly schedule fall term

About mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment. We spend a lot of time focusing on what happened in the past and worrying about the future, and this distracts us from what we want to do in the moment. It also creates a lot of stress! But with mindfulness we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present.

In practice, mindfulness is about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

Participating in a mindfulness meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session can help provides an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus. 

Mondays

Beginners* Meditation with Jon Berrie

Where: Grad House, 60 Harbord St

When: 12:10 p.m.

Tuesdays

Beginners* Meditation with Prof. John Vervaeke 

Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall 

When: 11:10 a.m. 

This class closes October 11, 2016 and we reopen for the new participants for the first 3 weeks in January 2017.

 

Beginners* Meditation with Laurie Coleman

Biweekly, starting September 20

Where: 500 University, Room 1016

When: 12:00 noon

 

Beginners* Meditation with Holly Luffman

Where: Centre for International Experience, Global Lounge

When: 12:10 p.m.

 

Beginners* Meditation

Where: Engineering, Galbraith Building, Rm 173, 35 St.George St

When: 12:10 p.m. 

 

Beginners* Meditation with Movement with Rose Munjee 

Where: Athletic Centre, Dance Studio

When: 1:10 p.m.

 

Beginners* Meditation

Where: St. Hildas Residence, 44 Devonshire Place, Trinity College

When: 4:10 p.m. 

 

Beginners* Meditation with Prof. Brenda Toner

Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

When: 4:10 p.m.

 

Yoga sponsored by the Buddhist Psychology Student Union

Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

When: 5:10 p.m.

Wednesdays

Beginners* Meditation with Melissa Nigrini

Where: Hart House, Activities Room

When: 12:30 p.m.

 

Yoga & Meditation with Stephanie McCall

Where: Goldring Fitness Studio

When: 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays

Beginners* Meditation with Kayla Grant

Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

When: 4:10 p.m.

Fridays

Yoga & Meditation with Melissa Campagnolo

Where: Athletic Centre Dance Studio

When: 1:10 p.m. 

 

*Please note Beginner Meditation sessions are suitable not only for students exploring meditation for the first time, but also intermediate and advanced practioners.