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. 
  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.

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. While the membership is now free of charge we hope you will make a donation at each of the event you are attending. 

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 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).

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 Monthly Lecture Series: Speed Up or Slow Down ? That is the Question.. So Much to Do - So Little Time….  or ….Step out of the box and take charge of your time..

Join us next Tuesday Evening - for Meditation & a Reflection on how we can live more fully without more stress….

Location:  Fisher Heights Area Community Centre    31 Sutton Place

Date & Time:  January 28th,  7:30 pm

Cost: Free Mindfulness Session - Dana is welcome for our Youth Engagement Program at: CHEO

Please bring your cushion if you sit on, chairs are provided.

We Sit, Walk (inside or outside) Stretch and after a short second Sit - Discuss our Path and our topic: Reining in the discursive mind

Led by: Kathy & Howard Nathan and Jane Brown 

Registration: Please send email to kathynathan@rogers.com

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MBCT in Ottawa at Ottawa

January 23, 2020 from 4:30pm to 7pm
Learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depressionMindfulness-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 MBCT page.TimingThursdaysInterviews to take place January 16 or by appointmentSessions 1-8: January 23 – March 12,…See More
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Introductory Mindfulness Workshop at Upward Dog Yoga Centre, 251 Dalhousie Street. Ottawa, ON

February 9, 2020 from 3pm to 6pm
Are you curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible and focussed. This workshop is a great way to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a practice of your own.  We hope you will join us!Cost:…See More
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Teaching Mindfulness to Teens at UofT Continuing Studies at School of Continuing Studies Social Work,

October 26, 2019 at 9am to October 27, 2019 at 4pm
Register HERE: Mindfulness for Teens at UofTDownload Flyer HERE: TeachingMindfulnesstoTeensFall2019.pdfABOUT THIS COURSETeens today need help to manage anxiety, cultivate empathy and compassion and develop coping skills. Mindfulness can help…See More
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Monthly Mindfulness "Booster" Classes at Metta Movement and Meditation Studio

November 17, 2019 from 8:15am to 9:15am
Re-vitalize or deepen your mindfulness practice with this monthly Mindfulness/MBSR Booster class. The format of this class will either be two 30-minute or three 20-minute mindfulness meditation and movement practices. This class is ideally suited for those with some formal mindfulness experience, or for those who have taken MBSR, MBCT, MSC or another mindfulness-based intervention.A free coffee will also be offered after class by Jamari Espresso House (beside the studio).Classes will be held at…See More
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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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