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. 


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, September 25 , 2017.

Information will be posted at the end of August, 2017


Latest Activity

Centre for Mindfulness Studies and Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych are now friends
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych posted an event

Mindful Self Compassion 5 Day Intensive January 22-26, 2018 at Centre for Mindfulness Studies

January 22, 2018 at 8:30am to January 26, 2018 at 12pm
This 5-day full time MSC program, taught by Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. registered clinical health psychologist and MSC Certified Teacher,  is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.This course is co-sponsored by Toronto’s Centre for Mindfulness Studies and will take place in downtown Toronto.The MSC 5 Day Intensive is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will…See More
Oct 13
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych posted a status
"MSC Intensive 01/22-01/26/2018 Centre for Mindfulness Studies Register https://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/calendar/?coursecategory=pro-dev"
Oct 13
Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW updated an event

Enhancing Positive Qualities: Transformative Mindfulness: Humility Patience Contentment Delight at Essential Change Studio

November 20, 2017 at 6pm to December 11, 2017 at 8pm
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD available to Mindfulness Ottawa Network Members: register by Oct 27th receive 100$ off! This 4 session course will teach the integral skill of enhancing positive qualities. Starting with the first 4 of the 16 Guidelines, each practice helps to meet the challenges of specific suffering: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight.Whether it’s mindful parenting or infusing your relationships with intention and calm this 4 week special mindfulness course can change the way you…See More
Oct 13
Peter Black posted an event

Monthly Mindfulness at Westboro - see map on website

October 18, 2017 from 7pm to 8:45pm
I'm hosting a monthly event for graduates of the MBSR course, involving guided meditation, yoga and a short talk on the components of mindfulness. The series of 9 talks are entitled Mindfulness 2.0. Please join us for a complimentary evening to see if you'd care to register for the monthly series.  For more details, here's the link: mindfulmeditationottawa.ca.See More
Sep 28
Peter Black posted a status
"Monthly event for MBSR graduates - guided meditation, yoga and short talk on mindfulness. Here's the link: mindfulmeditationottawa.ca."
Sep 28
Centre for Mindfulness Studies posted events
Sep 20

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

Sanghas in Ottawa

To add a Sangha please email us.

Palyul Ottawa Dharma Center 
Leader: Dr. Angela Sumegi

Ottawa Buddhist Society (Theravadan Buddhism)
Current President:  Colleen Glass

Leader: Drs. Lynette Monteiro & Frank Musten

Ottawa Insight Meditation Community
Contact: Dr. Steven Hick 

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

Ottawa Pagoda Sangha 
Contact: André Vellino

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