Meditation & Mindfulness
    • Understanding reality, peace of mind

Orientation Sessions (free)

To learn more about mindfulness and this course, please join us for a complimentary, one hour orientation session at 7:30 p.m on one of the following dates:

August 30

September 7, 12, 21, 26, 28

October 2, 5

The orientation sessions are NOT held at 357 Wilmont Avenue where the course is taught. Send an email to me from the Contact page, and I'll give you the address for the orientation sessions.

Meditation and Mindfulness Course

If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind – and you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being – I invite you to participate in this seven-week interactive course on meditation and mindfulness. The course will give you the tools and training to enhance your health and happiness through a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, using scientifically-tested practices to mobilize your inner resources, reduce your reactivity to stressful situations, and respond to circumstances with greater awareness and presence.

This course is based on both the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program designed by Jon Kabatt-Zinn and the teachings of Culadassa (John Yates, Ph.D.) set out in The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science  (go to


Course description:

 In this course, you will:

    Become more aware of your inner life from moment to moment – your body sensations, feelings, and thoughts

    Develop a different way of relating to your sensations, thoughts and feelings through mindful acceptance rather than habitual, automatic routines

    Learn to choose the most skillful response to thoughts, feelings and situations.


    - 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions, plus one Saturday 6 hour session. Each session incorporates theory, guided meditation practice, and discussion.

    - daily home meditation of 30 minutes

    - the course can accomodate 20 students.


Materials Provided:

   - guided meditations - audio recordings (breath and walking meditations, yoga, body scan)

   - binder of instructions (50 pages)

   - copy of Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  Thursday EveningsOne Saturday

Fall 2017 - October 12 to December 7

November 25

7 pm - 9:30 pm

9 am - 4 pm
LOCATION Subud Ottawa                                                               
357 Wilmont Avenue (near Churchill and Richmond Rd)                                                                                                                           
FEES $495 (Non-refundable deposit of $100 upon registration) Two instalment payments accepted.
DETAILS Participants are required to attend an orientation session and a pre-course interview.They are encouraged to meditate 30 minutes a day during the course and thereafter.

Please contact Peter Black

613.322.7196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.