WELCOME TO THE MINDFULNESS OTTAWA PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

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. 

Our mission: 

  1. Bringing professionals together to practice mindfulness, discuss mindfulness related topics and to socialize with like-minded individuals. We meet 9 times a year at The Royal on the last Monday of the month with the exception of June, July, and August.
  2. Provide opportunities for professional training/development in Ottawa. Programs are organized in collaboration with The Royal and any proceeds generated will be used to finance our social program.
  3. Through a social program provide mindfulness or compassion training and practice to individuals in the community who might otherwise not be able to access such opportunities.  
  4. Provide information about mindfulness and compassion related events happening in Ottawa.

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.

from: your Steering Committee at MO !

Benefits of Membership

  • MindfulnessOttawa.ning.com is a social networking website where members can post events, create a blog, start a special interest group or join discussions.
  • We send out monthly newsletters, which includes information about our meetings, professional development, mindfulness retreats, and other events. (By registering with MO you provide your consent to receive our newsletter).
  • Attend our meetings free of charge. (If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting we charge $10 per meeting at the door)

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. 

UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETING

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.
(by donation)

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Mindfulness Ottawa is a new community dedicated to bringing together professionals who are interested in the practice of mindfulness.

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To add a Sangha please email us.

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Leader: Dr. Angela Sumegi
http://www.palyulottawa.org/Sangha.php

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www.ottawabuddhistsociety.com
Current President:  Colleen Glass

Leader: Drs. Lynette Monteiro & Frank Musten

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www.payattention.ca
Contact: Dr. Steven Hick 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Group
www.orh.ca
Contact: Joel at learning@orh.ca

Ottawa Pagoda Sangha 
http://pagodasangha.org/ 
Contact: André Vellino

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