a chapter of Mindfulness Ontario
Mindfulness Ottawa is a secular community of like-minded practitioners interested in gathering in fellowship while embodying the principles of mindfulness. Mindfulness Ottawa was officially launched in November 2012. The founding organization of Mindfulness Ottawa is Mindfulness Toronto which started in March, 2009.
In addition, we are organizing a public meditation group at the Royal Spiritual Centre. The goal of this monthly hour long sitting group is provide a venue for anybody who would like to practice or who has recently graduated from a mindfulness program an opportunity to meditate with others. We are looking for experienced volunteers to lead these meditations.
How to join us
Membership is open to all professionals who are either personally or professionally interested in mindfulness practice. We invite you to join our mindfulness community (Please set your spam filter to accept e-mails from this website). To be accepted you will need to answer three short questions about your personal and professional connection to mindfulness practice and be willing to pay $25 for our yearly membership fee. If you are not sure about joining us at this point, but would like to get more information email us or come to our next meeting.
Dear Mindfulness Ottawa Members! You Are Mindfulness Ottawa - We Appreciate You & Value Your Support.
February is Membership Month! Please don’t delay in renewing your membership through PayPal or by sending a check to: Mindfulness Ottawa, 227 Claridge Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2J5V8. For February- we are offering 20% discount - so Annual Membership is now only $20.00. We rely on memberships to be able to bring you excellent teachers, speakers and to cover the overhead for our programming. If you value the training programs and retreats we offer, and discussion opportunities please support Mindfulness Ottawa - supporting Mindful Professionals & Practitioners in Ottawa.
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Benefits of Membership
Cost of Membership
Annual membership cost $25, paid by PayPal Subscription, Interac Email Transfer, or Cheque.
Scent Free Policy
Please be aware that the Royal Ottawa Hospital adapted a Scent Free Policy. Please do not wear perfumed products when coming to our meetings. Thank you.
Please send us an email if you are interested in a certain topic, or if you are willing to lead meditation, facilitate group discussion or a workshop.
Next Meeting: Monday, January 29, 2018.
Mindfulness Ottawa Monthly Meeting- Discussion guided by : Kathy Nathan
Mindful Eating means many things to different people.
It is a manifestation of Daily Mindful Living, in a most intimate form.
Just as we need to breathe to stay alive- we need to eat to stay alive. So eating is a natural extension of our life practice with mindfulness. Hidden behind our eating habits is a world of self knowledge and the wisdom of the ages.
All diets ultimately fail — Only mindful awareness can show us the way to effective behaviour change in what we eat, how we eat and when we eat.
There is a lot of emphasis on the “Why” which is a complex and painful question to most of us. Too often the question of why we are eating in any particular moment brings up self blame, which is the enemy of personal growth. Because a mindfulness approach enhances understanding and compassion: it fosters peace and harmony within us and around us. With a focus on understanding and kindness, the essential components of mindful eating and mindful living can transform our experience of daily life with food , our bodies, our refrigerator and the super market.
So what gets in the way of our eating mindfully? We will examine this question in playful ways on the 29th. of January.
OTHER COMMUNITY PRACTICE times and dates:
Come and participate in this community mindfulness practice, lead by Kathy Nathan!
Location: Fisher Heights Community Place - 31 Sutton Place
Mindfulness meditation: 7:30-9:00pm.
Tuesday Jan. 30th.
Tuesday Feb. 27th
Tuesday March 27th.