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 will comprise 6-16 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  2018   October 11 - December 6 (8 of these)

November 17 or 24

6:30 pm - 9:00 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.