Tue., Dec. 10 | Centre Place

Mindfulness Meditation - Weekly Class

Our approach brings together the modern, secular mindfulness techniques and research, as well as the perspectives of the ancient contemplative traditions from East and West, primarily that of Zen Buddhism.
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Mindfulness Meditation - Weekly Class

Time & Location

Dec. 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Centre Place, Centre Place, Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

About the Event

Our meditation group meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in downtown  Toronto. Our approach brings together the modern, secular mindfulness  techniques and research, as well as the perspectives of the ancient  contemplative traditions from East and West, primarily that of Zen  Buddhism.  

These sessions are open to everyone: we welcome all religious and  ethnic backgrounds, and gender identities and expressions. We respect  all spiritual types and sensibilities, from those who simply want to  achieve deep relaxation, manage stress, anxiety, and depression, to  those who walk the path of spiritual growth. You decide what the meaning of your meditation is.

The first section is guided. We will help you find  the right posture and breathing rhythm. We focus our mind and explore  our consciousness envisioning images and considering ideas that draw  together ancient thought and mythology from the Eastern and Western  traditions with up-to-date theories in the fields of neuroscience,  evolutionary psychology, and philosophy of mind.

We'll then do some gentle yoga and stretching exercises to relax the core muscles, followed by 10 minutes of silent unguided meditation. We close chanting mantras or short phrases.

All levels are welcome. This is a judgment-free, non-competitive environment.  You can either sit on a chair or on a meditation cushion. You can bring  a change of clothes to make your practice more comfortable. The guided  part ends at 7:00 but the space will be open until 8:00 for those who  arrive late, wish to continue meditating on their own, or would like to  share complimentary healthy snacks and beverages as we talk about our  experience.

There is no cost for this event but donations (minimum $5 suggested) are greatly appreciated. This allows us to offer this program to everyone regardless of their current financial situation.

The venue is called “Centre Place” and is located at 320 Richmond St.  E - Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5A 1P9. We're on a commercial unit of "The  Modern" condominium, at the NE corner of Sherbourne and Richmond. Our  unit has its own entrance on Richmond, right next to McFarrens Ln. Above  the main entrance there's a blue sign that says "Centre Place" (For  directions lookup "Centre Place Toronto" on your phone). The venue is 100% accessible.

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