2018-2019 Schedule

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus.  Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Please note:

All sessions are appropriate for beginners or students with a regular practice. 

All meditation and yoga sessions are facilitated from a secular perspective unless designated spiritual. In every instance, however, we acknowledge that meditation and yoga emerged from Buddhism, Hinduism and a variety of other spiritual traditions. 


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About mindfulness Mindful meditation is about being aware in the present moment
Exploring Mindfulness Register for half-day meditation retreat on Nov 5 from 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
Mindful Moments 2018-2019 Schedule
Training Mindfulness meditation certificate

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 practise 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 provides an opportunity to learn and practise techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus. 

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Exploring Mindfulness: half-day meditation retreat [New]

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Koeffler House (569 Spadina Ave), Room 208.

Join us for Exploring Mindfulness, a half-day meditation retreat for U of T students. In this retreat you will experience traditional silent practice, try seated and walking meditation, yoga, body-scan and mindful eating.

By the end of this retreat, you will gain mindfulness skills to manage your stress, improve your academic performance and increase your life satisfaction.

Note: A complimentary vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Hosted by Dr. Susitna Banerjee and the Multi-Faith Centre.

What to bring?

  • TCard
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Yoga mat

Register for Exploring Mindfulness on Eventbrite today!

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2018-2019 Schedule


12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Grad Room, Lower Level, 66 Harbord St.

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. |  Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 208, 569 Spadina Cres - Meditation 

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio 3rd Fl, 100 Devonshire Pl - Meditation and Yoga 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | True Peace Sangha, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208* 



8:10 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. |  Hart House, Exercise Room, 7 Hart House Circle

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. |  Faculty of Pharmacy, Rm 210, 144 College St

12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. |  Faculty of Information, Inforum, 5th Fl Rm 520, 140 St. George St. 

1:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. |  Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 207, 569 Spadina Cres

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord St - Meditation & Yoga

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, Reflection Rm, 8th Fl, 130 St. George St

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Abbott Room @ St. Hilda’'s Residence, 44 Devonshire Place



3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. |  Hart House, Activities Room, 7 Hart House Circle

5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. |  Goldring Centre, Fitness Rm, 3rd Fl, 100 Devonshire Place -  Meditation & Yoga



12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. |  OISE, Rm 250, 5th Fl, 252 Bloor St W 

12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. | Rehab Sciences Building, 500 Univ. Ave, Rm 1016  - Occurs Bi-Weekly

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. |  Faculty of Engineering, Gailbraith Building, Rm. 202/173, 35 St.George Street 

12:10 p.m. to  1:00 p.m. | Rehab Sci/Faculty of Dentistry, 500 University, bi-weekly starting Sept 20

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Rm. 208, 569 Spadina Cresent - Tai Chi 

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. |  University College, Leonard Common Rm., 75 St. George Street 

2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. |  New College, Wilson Hall, Rm 2008, 44 Wilcocks - 20 minute session

2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. |  New College, Wilson Hall, Rm 2008, 44 Wilcocks - 20 minute session​

4:10 p.m. to  5:00 p.m. | Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 208, 569 Spadina Cres  - Meditation and Yoga 

5:10 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. | Brown Girls Yoga, Multi-Faith Centre

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Chan Meditation, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 307 Buddhist



1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord St  - Meditation and Yoga 




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**Sessions in Italics are associated with specific spiritual traditions. They are open to everyone.  The Multi-Faith Centre acknowledges the deep, centuries old meditation teachings and practices from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions that inform the practice of mindfulness meditation today.**