Given the gathering restrictions, WTM has brought our offerings online in order to keep building our community of practitioners through practice and connection. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice.
Currently, we meet twice a month and both events are online with the Calgary Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Teachers will explore a variety of topics in support of the practice of mindfulness – events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:
1) These are free events; however, you will need a library membership. If you don’t have one, join here. https://reg.calgarylibrary.ca/
2) If you would rather not register to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.
3) After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email from the Library with registration details on how to connect and watch the event online with Zoom.us.
4) Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm.
Schedule of Events:
WAIT AS THE PATH OF MINDFULNESS
May 6, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTRATION HERE
Speaker: Dr. Phil Blustein
Author of: MINDFULNESS MEDICATION: A PHYSICIAN’S PRESCRIPTION FOR STRESS RELIEF available at www.thebreathproject.org
When you are faced with a challenging moment remind yourself to WAIT.
WHAT AM I THINKING?
WHAT AM I TOUCHING?
WHY AM I THINKING THIS?
WHAT AM I TRYING TO DO?
Mindfulness for Parenting
May 20, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Nicole Libin
Author of 4 books: STICKY BRAINS; MINDFUL PARENTING IN A CHAOTIC WORLD; 5 MINUTE MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS FOR TEENS; POSITIVE PARENTING available at Indigo and Amazon and www.followyourbreath.com
It can often feel impossible to be a parent and a calm, rational human being at the same time! This talk will focus on mindful self-care for parents
and guardians with real-world tools. We will explore self-regulation strategies and some basic neuroscience that can help us find more balance amid the chaos we call parenting.
The Joy of Effort
June 3, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Ellestad
In mindfulness meditation we develop our ability to initiate and sustain effort. When we apply ourselves to something we are interested in, we become
energized and more content. In this session we will explore the joy that arises from the application of effort in meditation and learn how to carry that
joy into our lives.
Loving Kindness Meditation – FULL DAY RETREAT
May 16, 2021 – 9:30am – 4:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Ellestad
The benefits of loving kindness meditation include support for our well being and the wellbeing of our relationships. These practices are tools for a lifetime. Starting with ourselves and moving out to friends, strangers and those with whom we have challenges, cultivating our capacity to meet our experience with kindness and care leads to happiness.
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