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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Contents

About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
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
Instructors Meet the diverse team of meditation and yoga instructors
Training Mindfulness meditation certificate

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

Exploring Mindfulness: half-day meditation retreat [New]

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

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

Location: Koffler House (569 Spadina Avenue), 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

Mondays

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

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

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Meditation & yoga 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith CentreRoom 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - True Peace Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, Reflection Room, 8th Floor, 130 St. George Street

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

 

Wednesdays

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 Room, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Meditation & yoga

 

Thursdays

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. | OISE, Room 250, 5th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West

12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. | Rehab Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue, Room 1016 (Note: This session runs bi-weekly on the following dates: Nov 1, 15 & 29; Dec 13; Jan 10 & 14; Feb 14 & 18; Mar 14 & 18.) 

12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Gailbraith Building, Room 202/173, Faculty of Engineering, 35 St. George Street  

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

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

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

2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | New College, Wilson Hall, Room 2008, 44 Wilcocks Street (20 minute session​)

2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. | New College, Wilson Hall, Room 2008, 44 Wilcocks Street (20 minute session​)

4:10 p.m. to  5:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Meditation & yoga 

5:10 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Crescent - Brown Girls Yoga

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 307, 569 Spadina Crescent - Chan Meditation

 

Fridays

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

 
*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.*

Instructors

The Mindful Moments program has a diverse team of instructors. Each instructor's class is shaped by their unique academic and personal experience with mindfulness. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to read about each of our Mindful Moments instructors and to drop-in to their classes.