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

Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych updated an event

Mindful Self Compassion 5 Day Intensive August 6-10, 2018 at Gaia Wellness Retreat

July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
The full eight-session MSC curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training. As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness Mindful…See More
Dec 4
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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
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Jessie Bosse updated their profile
Nov 28
Jessie Bosse posted an event

FRENCH 8-WEEK MINDFULNESS GROUP at Imavi, 733 boul. St-Joseph, suite 200, Gatineau, Qc

January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm to February 28, 2018 at 6:30pm
Programme d'entraînement aux habiletés de pleine conscience (mindfulness)- Groupe de 8 semaines-Les mercredis 10 janvier au 28 février de 18h30 à 20h30Un intérêt grandissant pour la pleine conscience se fait ressentir dans les dernières années en raison de la multitude d’études récemment publiées démontrant l’efficacité de cette approche dans l’amélioration de la qualité de vie et dans le traitement de diverses problématiques (anxiété, dépression, difficultés d’adaptation, inquiétudes,…See More
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Lynette Monteiro posted events
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Kathy Armstrong posted events
Nov 15
Marie-Eve Martel updated their profile
Nov 15
Profile IconChristine Kumchy and Marie-Eve Martel joined Mindfulness Ottawa
Nov 14
Kathryn Palmer updated an event

Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Group for Social Anxiety at Ottawa Arts Council Boardroom- Arts Court

January 25, 2018 at 4:30pm to March 29, 2018 at 6:30pm
This group will give you a new perspective on shyness and social anxiety by helping you open up to difficult thoughts and feelings while doing what really matters to you.The winter 2018 Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Group for Social Anxiety will be led by Registered Psychotherapist Kathryn Palmer M.Ed, RP, C.C.C.** Early bird rate available until December 15th 2017**This group was developed by Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski, researchers and authors of The Mindfulness & Acceptance…See More
Nov 7
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych updated their profile
Nov 1
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych posted events
Nov 1
Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych updated an event

Mindfulness in Nature Retreat December 15-17, 2017 at Voyageur Quest Algonquin Lodge, Algonquin Park

December 15, 2017 at 4pm to December 17, 2017 at 12pm
This retreat is free  for those committed to care for the Canadian environment. Please share with activist friends who organize, work or volunteer on behalf of the Canadian environment. All others must pay room and board only.  See you there! https://www.facebook.com/kim.sogge/posts/10154716015210989See More
Nov 1
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"Are you volunteering for the environment? We want to thank you with a free retreat 12/15-12/17/2017. info@drsogge.com."
Nov 1

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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