Meditate Now

Saturday Sessions

9:30am -11:00am

~ starting May 25 to June 29th ~

1 session$21 with GST or

5 sessions for $63 with GST

Register before May 21st for 5 session & the sixth session’s free!


Befriend your Beautiful Mind

"If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, what would you want?" 

If you answered, "I want the 30-year-old-mind," then mediation will be your best friend! Actually, Psychologist Arthur Aron asked this question in a survey on closeness in order to investigate what is really important to us humans.

Lucid Longevity

If having a calm, creative and compassionate mind is your priority then a regular mediation practice is your ticket to lucid longevity.

No experience necessary!

You don’t need to have meditation experience although you probably have more than you know. You already focus for hours in work, home-care and perhaps practice yoga, martial arts, qi-gong or walk Stanley Park. Now you can influence the flow to stillness and open to another avenue to connection with a supportive group.

Tools to Self-discovery

Meditation and mindfulness are tremendous tools to self-discovery. In the wisdom tradition of yoga & Buddhist philosophy, concentration and contemplation release us from the emotional whirls and pulls and can lead to an enduring self-acceptance.



How I got into meditation:

More than 25 years ago, I read an ad, "Buddhist Nun and Ski Instructor Teaches How to Tame Your Mind." I was intrigued, as my unruly emotions would often be mini-mountains wiping me out, I definitely was in need of some mental taming. Anila Ann McNeil was a Buddhist Nun in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition and she assured me that the greatest moguls to traverse were in just in my mind, but so were the greatest heights. It began a life long adventure in sitting still long enough to acknowledge that the crazy stream of my thoughts can actually come to calm and even spark insights.

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Just a heads up; I am not a meditation expert, nor a guru, but a dedicated investigator into sanity & our hearty humanness. I will facilitate support with generous attention to how we can dissolve the natural knots and regularly set ourselves free.

 
 
Tibetan monks create a mandala in McLeod Ganj. India April 2018

Tibetan monks create a mandala in McLeod Ganj. India April 2018

A mandala is a sacred circle that represents a symbolic universe. It is an inspired visual tool on the spiritual journey to create harmony from the inner level of the meditator to the cosmos and assists in realizing one’s spiritual force. It is meticulously made and then consciously destroyed just like each sitting session of meditation.

OUR MEDITATE NOW MANDALA

Our meditation mandala is a sacred circle of fellow meditators to inspire your practice of these key aspects:

  • Set your space, your posture and ignite clearing breath techniques

  • Create your motivation and set the best tone of your session

  • Meditate on the breath and open to your accepting mind space

  • Learn what to do about the usual restlessness & distractions

  • Consider powerful themes including Clarity of Mind, Loving Kindness, & Opening to Stillness, Silence and Spacious

  • Increase your meditation strength by dedicating your meditation session

  • Gain confidence by listening to, writing &/or sharing your meditation experiences with fellow meditators

I believe that happiness can be achieved through training the mind ... it includes intellect and feeling, heart and mind.
— H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama