Meditate Now

NEW Saturday Sessions

10am -11:30am

CALM the Season

NEXT DATES: Dec 14, 21, & 28

for $50 +gst


JOURNEY INwards —- TO SELF-DISCOVERY

Meditation and mindfulness are tools to self-discovery. In the wisdom traditions, concentration and contemplation release us from the emotional whirls of anxiety, pulls of distraction and the tangles of human pains by helping us establish an enduring self-acceptance. Our practice demonstrates we are worthy of deep listening, care and understanding and that the wise aspect of us is always there at the heart.

Your meditation foundation in 3 sessions:

  • Set your posture + create your motivation and set the best heart connection for your session

  • Learn the energetics of how the 9 round breathing purification can open your accepting mind space

  • Learn what to do about the usual restlessness & distractions as we practice together

  • Engage with the powerful themes of Clarity of Mind, Loving Kindness, & Opening to Stillness, Silence and Spacious as a means to reduce stress and heighten joy

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

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, or walk Stanley Park. Now you can influence the flow to stillness and open another avenue to calm with a supportive guided meditations with an easy-going group.


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 my mind, but so were the greatest heights and depths. 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 spark insights on the road to “enlightenment.”

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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 guide you with generous attention to how we can all 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.

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

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 & Creative Longevity

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