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:
Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness – Part 2
January 21st 7:00 – 8:30 – REGISTER
Speaker: Christine Francoeur
You are not lost in thought, distracted, or forgetful. This is the foundation of a mindfulness practice. You will become better at building attention and awareness for the moments of your life. This will have a direct influence on how you wisely move through the world and ultimately who you are becoming. If you missed Part 1, you can watch it here.
Mindfulness: Deepening Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice – Opening, Befriending, Letting Go
February 4th -7:00 – 8:30 – REGISTER
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Ellestad
In this mindfulness meditation session, through a talk and guided meditation, you will be introduced to skills that allow our practice to deepen, leading to more freedom from stress and greater peace and happiness in living.
Meditation: What it is and How to Do it
February 18th – 7:00 – 8:30 – REGISTER
Speaker: Dr. Phil Blustein
Our suffering doesn’t come from the problem but our relationship with it. Meditation provides an effective coping strategy to meet life’s challenges in a more skillful way. Learn how to meditate to start to gain some control over your life.
Attention and Awareness : Inseparable Twins at the Heart of Mindful Practice
March 4th – 7:00 – 8:30 – REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Speaker: Dr. Allan Donsky
Following a guided mindful practice to begin the evening, the talk will explore how the twins can lead you on a path to improving your “being” while you do your “doing”.
HOW TO USE THE BREATH FOR STRESS RELIEF
March 18th – 7:00 – 8:30 – REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Speaker: Dr. Phil Blustein
Our breath is the most accessible, effective and practical tool to deal with the fire of acute stress and turn down the flame of chronic anxiety. Learn how to use your breath to calm and regulate yourself to deal with life’s challenges.