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.
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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.
Mindfulness Ottawa Network Monthly Lecture Series
Special presentation: Meditation, Mindful Movement and the Art of Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
Date: Wednesday September, 26, 2018
Location: The Royal Ottawa Hospital, RM 1425
Because this is a special presentation with tasting, please RSVP for this event by responding to this email, email@example.com
There is a $5 donation request to cover costs for tea ceremony and tasting.
Join Rebecca Cragg, Founder of Camellia Teas of Ottawa for an introduction to some of the arts of traditional Japan. Steeped in the practice of mindful action, Sado, or the Japanese Tea Ceremony, centers upon the experience of shared mindfulness or meditative practice. Rebecca has studied four schools of Tea Ceremony both in Japan and Canada and holds licenses in both Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony with Matcha) and Sencha Do. She will demonstrate a Tea Ceremony, explaining its aspects of meditative practice.
Solitary mindful practice can also include the Way of the Brush, Shodo (Calligraphy) which includes the Zen practice of the 'Enso' or 'Zen Circle'. Rebecca will guide participants through the technical aspect of creating an Enso, along with the meditative aspects or contemplative elements to consider when reflecting on the enso, or engaged in its creation.
Both the Tea and Brush arts combine Meditation in Movement. Participants will gain a chance to understand this through observation as well as involvement. A 5 dollars donation fee for materials is appreciated.
Rebecca Cragghas a passion for the wisdom that the traditional arts can bring to 21st Century contemporary living. Over the past 20 years, she has continued to train and explore nearly a dozen arts of Japan where she resided 1998 - 2005 and returns regularly to visit her many Senseis. Her primary training is in Sado (The Tao or 'Do' of Tea, Chanoyu and Sencha Do
with others), Suibokuga (The Way of Painting), Kado (ikebana/flowers), Kimono (dressing and competition), Kodo (incense) and more. Offering cultural experiences and skills-based art training, she has been teaching and facilitating workshops at all educational levels.