Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:45

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself;
To know yourself is to forget yourself;
To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things.


Lao Tzu

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:45

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened

Lao Tzu
(mystic philosopher of ancient China)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:44

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Viktor Frankl

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:43

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.

Viktor Frankl,
Man’s Search for Meaning

Tara Brach

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:42

When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it as.

Tara Brach,
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:42

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future…. Our appointment with life is in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh


Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:40

It is amazing to observe how much power we give unknowingly to uninvited thoughts; “Do this, say that, remember, plan, obsess, judge.” They have the potential to drive us crazy, and they often do!

J. Goldstein,
Insight Meditation; the Practice of Freedom


Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:39

There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads . . . to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension. . to a happier life here and now . . And, what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body.

The Buddha,
from the Satipatthana Sutta

Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:32

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself

Leonardo da Vinci

About The Instructor

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:09

IMG 2693Jon Kabat-Zinn and Peter at Mass Meditation, Parliament Hill, September 21 2017

Peter Black, MA, completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in 1999. Since then, he has followed a daily meditation practice, annually attended a week-long silent meditation retreat, and completed a professional training program on mindfulness with Jon Kabatt-Zinn (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine).

A retired public servant, Peter has lived in Ottawa since 1983.

Contact Information
Telephone: 613-322-7196
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