Mindfulness Meditation
    • Living more fully, effectively and joyfully

Self-Awareness and Happiness

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 13:44

My website sets out the name of the course I teach - Mindfulness Meditation. Underneath this name, the tagline which I recently changed reads Self-awareness and happiness. This is the major purpose of practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Letting Go of Frustration

Sunday, 06 May 2018 16:58

When the nurse told me I couldn’t donate blood, after all I’d gone through, I felt the frustration expanding in my chest.

Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, 28 September 2017 17:14

Mindful Meditation

If you would like to practice, learn about and discuss meditation and mindfulness, please consider joining other kindred spirits once a month.

The regular meeting provides 30 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes of breath meditation, and 10 minutes of walking meditation, followed by a short talk on mindfulness and a discussion period. The subject of each talk is listed below.


We meet from 7:00 - 9:00 in Westboro (see location on Contact page) on:

  • Sep 26
  • Oct 17
  • 2nd Wednesday of Nov to May

In order to join us, you could either:

-     "drop-in" ($20 - cash fee or pay by e-interac in advance); or

-     register for remaining sessions in the year ($15 per session)

 Please join us if meditating and discussing mindfulness might support your practice.

 If you plan to attend, please send me an email from the Contact page so I can provide you with information on parking and a few other details.


Schedule of talks:

Sep 26    Purpose of MM                     Living in harmony with reality

Oct 17    Meditation                              Establishing a daily practice

Nov 14    Benefits of meditation           Five qualities we nurture through meditation   

Dec 12    Mindfulness                           What, why and how    

Jan 9       Intimacy with Fear                 Reading from "When Things Fall Apart", by Pema Chodron

Feb 13     When Things Fall Apart         Reading from "When Things Fall Apart", by Pema Chodron

Mar 13     Investigating our response    Wanting & not wanting - 8 worldly concerns  

Apr 10     Wholesome practices            Attitudes, gratitude, loving-kindness

May 8      Realistic perspectives            Impermanence, dis-satisfaction, no permanent self




Learning to Live in Harmony

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:52

When I opened the front door this morning, and took in the beauty of the clouds, feel of the breeze, and smell of fresh moist air, I felt really alive. I also felt an urge to write about learning to live well through meditation and mindfulness (M&M).

Private Instruction

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:14

Private Instruction

Private instruction is available for 1 to 3 participants, which covers almost all of the material provided in the 7-week course (see above).



Following an initial 90 minute meeting, for an orientation and interview based on a short questionnaire, the course comprises:

  • one session per week, 90 minutes long, for 8 sessions comprising:
    • - guided meditation practice
    • - instruction in meditation, how the mind works and daily mindfulness
    • - discussion of the theory and the student’s practice
  • daily half-hour meditation at home
  • reflective exercises during each week

Materials Provided:

  • guided meditation recordings for use at home (breath and walking meditations, yoga, body scan)
  • binder of instructions (50 pages)


The course of private instruction is offered at my home in Crystal Beach, a few kilometres west of Bayshore Shopping Centre (this is NOT the location shown the Contact page map, which is where the Monthly Meditation takes place) . Office hours are 4 to 7 pm, Monday to Thursday. The sessions are usually weekly, but could take place less frequently if appropriate.


$25 for the initial orientation and interview, and $100 per session ($80 if 2 students, $70 if 3 students). Payment by email (preferable) or cheque is made prior to each session.

"Our deepest happiness . . . is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home."
Sharon Solzberg - author of Loving Kindness: The Revolutionaty Art of Happiness
and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Avoiding Cell Phone Disharmony

Sunday, 07 May 2017 01:00

The new tagline on my website – Living in harmony with everything – helped me handle my irritation recently with someone on their cell phone in the restaurant.

Taking in the Good

Sunday, 29 January 2017 15:33

As human beings, we have three core needs - we want to feel safe, satisfied and connected. Hardwiring Happiness explains how we can better meet these needs through a practice called Taking in the Good (by Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist).

The Power of Meditation

Monday, 19 December 2016 06:43

During the last session of the course I recently taught on meditation and mindfulness, I was once again impressed by the power of this practice.

Meditation Mach 2

Saturday, 05 November 2016 10:09

I recently purchased the best book on meditation I’ve ever seen. It feels like a new ball game, and my “meditation batting average” is increasing.

The Challenge of Mindfulness

Thursday, 06 October 2016 01:23

My family has been very helpful to me in managing this small teaching business, especially with tips on how to do a better job of it.

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