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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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.
Date: Monday March 26th, 2018
Location: The Royal Ottawa Hospital, RM 1420
Topic: Embodying Change: Mindfulness and Social Justice
Drawing on the Buddhist roots of mindfulness, this talk will look at how mindfulness might help address two areas of concern for those interested in social justice - race and gender (with a focus on women).
Erin McCarthy, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department
Asian Studies Program
St. Lawrence University
Erin McCarthy, PhD, is Chair and Professor of Philosophy and also teaches in the Asian Studies Program at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY). She is author of the book “Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese and Feminist Philosophies” (Lexington, 2010). In addition to her scholarly work in comparative feminist philosophy and contemplative education, she is also a trained teacher of Mindfulness for Symptom Management and Mindful Self-Compassion, modalities which she brings to her teaching, the campus community as a whole and her home city of Ottawa, including the federal government. Erin is a member of the Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies at the University of Ottawa and is Co-Chair of the 2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.
Thank you very much to Dr. Kimberly Sogge who gave a great overview of the current analysis of research in the mindfulness outcomes.
Here is the slide show she has provided:
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 March 27th.