Online Mindfulness Meditation Class
Our everyday lives feel busy and relentless. It can leave us feeling confused about how our minds got so occupied with details, with no time left for ourselves. Join this mediation course and leave feeling relaxed and easy. You'll learn to calm your wandering mind within yourself and leave with curious insights about how you live your life. Along with practical skills for a meditation practice, you'll have a new perspective on the choices you make in life.
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback about your unique practice.
You'll meet other like-minded meditators online and have a chance to connect and talk about your dharma practice. You'll get to share what's up in your life and how mindfulness could influence your reaction to it. This course is for beginners and intermediate meditators who want to integrate mindfulness into everyday life.
In order to emphasize the amount of time spent connecting with others, you'll receive a link to a video before each class. The information for the class will be contained inside the short video (about 20 minutes), and I'll give a brief review of the material before we launch into the discussions.
This course is designed to be informal and conversational.
Next course is to be announced.
Dates and times: Wednesday nights 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Play the Introductory video below for an overview of the course and sample the kind of videos that will be available to you prior to each class.
Because James is a Certified Clinical Counsellor, your tuition may be covered under your extended health benefits plan.
Class 1 Getting grounded
What is the practical and spiritual purpose of mindfulness and how to strengthen your concentration which is a building block of mindfulness.
Class 2 Clarifying your mind
Instead of the inner chaos that comes with meditation, you'll learn to organize your thoughts and feelings by noting them one at a time.
Class 3 Accepting rather than opposing yourself
Instead of impulsive and habitual reactions, you'll learn the fundamental skill called bare awareness. With this practice you can gain greater ease and acceptance in everyday life.
Class 4 Meditation shouldn't be cold and austere
Mindfulness isn't only about suffering. I can also contemplate the kindness, care and joy all around us. You'll learn how to integrate lovingkindness into your mindfulness practice.
Cost: There is a $10 registration fee, and then a donation to the teacher is gratefully received.
Depending on your insurance provider, you may be able to claim the cost of this course on your extended health care plan because James is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (ccc) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
James Lowe is a Community Dharma Leader and a Spirit Rock Teacher in Training. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and over ten years of counselling experience.