2017 Summer 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 meditation and yoga sessions are secular unless designated as spiritual.

Beginner sessions are also suited for regular practitioners of meditation. 

 

5 students meditating

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About mindfulness Mindful meditation is about being aware in the present moment
Mondays Weekly schedule Summer 2017
Tuesdays Weekly schedule Summer 2017
Wednesdays Weekly schedule Summer 2017
Thursdays Weekly schedule Summer 2017
Fridays Weekly schedule Summer 2017
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 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

Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with True Peace Sangha, spiritual 

When: 5:30 p.m.  Where:  Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, KP208, 2nd Floor

Tuesdays

Beginners Meditation with Professor John Vervaeke
When: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., May 16 - August 15
Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, KP208, 2nd Floor

Tai Chi with Professor John Vervaeke
When: 12 - 1 p.m., May 16 - August 15
Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, KP208, 2nd Floor

Wednesdays

No classes

Thursdays

Chan Meditation
When: 7:30 - 9 p.m. 
Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room, KP307, 3rd Floor

Fridays

No classes.