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. 


Mindfulness Ottawa Network Special Event
Introduction to Brainspotting: "WHERE WE LOOK AFFECTS HOW WE FEEL"

Date: Wednesday  April 03, 2019
Location: The Royal Ottawa Hospital, Auditorium
Time: 7-9pm 
Cost: $30

For registration or more information please contact: zsuzsa@bmindful.ca

Join Drs. Jane Evans and Marjorie Robb for an evening in which we introduce the theory and applications of Brainspotting including a demonstration. Brainspotting is used for the treatment of trauma, stress, anxiety, pain, addictions, and performance enhancement.

Brainspotting Therapy™ (BSP) is a neuroscience informed treatment which targets the brain’s natural healing mechanisms, using specific eye positions, somatic awareness, and focused mindfulness. The therapist stays closely attuned to what is going on in the client’s brain, mind and body. The process allows the client’s brain to release the stored traumas which underlie a wide range of emotional and physical problems. It is a brainbody based treatment which integrates well with other types of therapies.


Dr. Marjorie Robb is happy to be one of Canada’s trainers and to be part of the exciting journey many clinicians are making in their discovery of Brainspotting. Marjorie has dived enthusiastically into providing  Brainspotting therapy to kids, teens and adults as this technique is powerful, often provides relief quickly, and is versatile to fit with many approaches. 

Dr. Jane Evans is an Ottawa based psychiatrist with a specialty in psychotherapy, and over 25 years of experience in her field. Recently, she has found her passion for Brainspotting therapy because of it’s immense healing potential. She has received training from the senior trainer Dr. Pie Frey and the founder Dr. David Grand. Dr. Evans has been at the forefront of bringing this practice to Canada and sharing the modality with colleagues and clients alike

Latest Activity

Dr. Kimberly Sogge CPsych posted events
Feb 6
Centre for Mindfulness Studies posted an event

8-Week MBCT in Ottawa at 91A Fourth Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 2L1

March 20, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm
Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression.https://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/event/19-101-15/Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress.For more details, visit our …See More
Jan 31
Guilhème Pérodeau is now a member of Mindfulness Ottawa
Jan 29
Kimberly Weber is now a member of Mindfulness Ottawa
Jan 21
Sonja Roth posted events
Jan 14
Lynette Monteiro posted an event

Mindfulness Teacher Training at U of T at University of Toronto

January 9, 2019 at 6pm to December 9, 2019 at 7pm
We are pleased to announce the OMC Teacher Training program will be offered through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies in 2019 Fall-Winter. The program is a 6-session training over 6 months for therapists interested in learning how to use mindfulness skills in their professional work.More to follow re dates and cost.Please check our website as well for updates.See More
Jan 9
Jennifer Innes, BA Psych, MSc liked Sonja Roth's event Mindful Teens
Jan 9
Jennifer Innes, BA Psych, MSc updated an event

Eight-Week MBSR Workshop & Day-Long Retreat at Kitchissippi United Church, Westboro

January 9, 2019 at 6:30pm to February 27, 2019 at 9pm
Come learn how mindfulness can help to improve health and well-being in the face of stress, chronic pain, and anxiety and depression, as well as other chronic conditions and difficult life transitions.The workshop is highly experiential and includes:- guided instruction on mindfulness meditation practice;- body awareness exercises, including gentle mindful yoga;- individual exercises on how to apply mindfulness in daily life;- group guidance, group process and peer support;- daily assignments…See More
Jan 8
Jennifer Innes, BA Psych, MSc posted events
Jan 8
Manvir Hans might attend Peter Black's event

Monthly Mindfulness at Westboro - see map on website

September 26, 2018 at 7pm to May 8, 2019 at 8:45pm
Once a month, on Wednesday evening, I host a meditation and mindfulness (M&M) session, including meditation, yoga, and talk/discussion on M&M. See More
Jan 4
Manvir Hans is now a member of Mindfulness Ottawa
Jan 4
Elaine Thibodeau updated their profile
Jan 3
Sonja Roth posted events
Dec 14, 2018
Centre for Mindfulness Studies posted an event

8-Week MBCT in Ottawa at 91A Fourth Avenue

January 8, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depressionhttps://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/event/19-101-01/Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress.For more details, visit our …See More
Dec 11, 2018
Alia Offman is now a member of Mindfulness Ottawa
Nov 25, 2018
Kathryn Palmer updated an event

Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Group for Social Anxiety at Ottawa River Psychology Group

January 24, 2019 from 4:30pm to 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 2019 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 06th 2018**This group was developed by Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski, researchers and authors of The Mindfulness & Acceptance…See More
Nov 5, 2018

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

Wild Blue Mindfulness sangha
Contact: Kimberly Sogge

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