Welcome to Community Meditation

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, all groups except Owen Sound are meeting online using Zoom (details below).

Community Meditation is non-profit network of meditation groups. We bring mindfulness and wellness into people’s lives through courses, meditation sittings and group discussions, both in-person and online. By sharing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, we support the evolution of a wise, caring, and healthy world.

Our network has existed for over a decade and we have groups in several cities including Mississauga, Oshawa, and Owen Sound.

Our roots are Buddhist, but we draw on many wisdom traditions as well as contemporary wellness, psychology, and neuroscience. Community Meditation is  completely volunteer-based and guided by a council of experienced teachers.

Community Meditation is a Canada Revenue Agency Registered Charity No. 73107 5719 RR0001.


The Three Marks: A VOICE Workshop - Monday, November 30th (3 Evenings)

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This three-evening online workshop uses VOICE (Voice Of Innate Clarity Exercise) to explore Buddhism’s three point take on reality.

Sylvia Boorstein observed that "we suffer not because there’s anything inherently wrong with us but simply because we misunderstand the nature of reality".

In Buddhism there are three short statements, known as the Three Marks of Existence. They are:

What does this mean and how should we respond? Through this unique practice, we'll go straight to the heart of the matter by letting Impermanence, Suffering, and Non-Self speak. Looking forward to it!

Starts November 30th at 7:00 PM.

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Location Pages

Some of our locations have a dedicated page on the site, so please visit those for local news & updates:

Statement Regarding COVID-19

Our hearts go out to everyone — all of us are experiencing disruption of our normal lives and various levels of increased anxiety and sadness. It is an important time to pause, be present, and open our hearts.

We at Community Meditation will have completely transitioned to online sitting, discussion, and programs. These new online sessions are available to everyone, not just the local group, creating more opportunities for you to participate. Discussions are led by local teachers, including Debbie McCubbin, Ken Dow, Bob Hollett, Tammy Russell, Stephanie Stewart, Erin Vanderstelt and Adam Wilkinson.

For those of us working from home or self-isolating, these sessions provide a much-needed chance to connect with others in a heartfelt way. We have four sittings a week at this point and will keep you informed as new sessions and programs are launched. All are welcome!

Our future discussion topics will include ways to work with with anxiety and the current situation, along with our usual offerings about meditation, Buddhism, awareness and emotions.

We invite everyone to come together as a community to support each other in working towards a wise, caring, and healthy world.

Sincerely,
The leaders and teachers of Community Meditation Buffalo, Mississauga, Oshawa, and Owen Sound

Using Zoom

if you're new to Zoom, check out The Art of Zoom page we put together.

Good to go with Zoom already? You can join a Community Meditation session using the button below.

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Weekly Online Sittings

Meeting Online with Zoom

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sittings, discussions, and programmes will be online using Zoom as of March 21. To participate, use the button below.

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Tuesday

  • Zoom session begins at 7:00 PM. Meditation starts at 7:15, with informal talk and discussion from 7:35 to 8:30.

Wednesday

  • Zoom session begins at 7:00 PM. Meditation starts at 7:15 PM, with informal talk and discussion from 7:35 to 8:30.

Friday

  • Zoom session begins at 7:00 PM. Meditation starts at 7:15 PM, with informal talk and discussion from 7:35 to 8:30.

Sunday

  • Zoom session begins at 10:15 AM. Meditation starts at 10:30, with informal talk and discussion from 10:50 to 11:45.

Our Aspiration

We started this meditation network to help you bring more clarity, balance, caring and joy to your life and your community.

What We Offer

  • Free meditation instruction and one-on-one follow-up sessions
  • Regular online sittings
  • Online wellness courses on Joyfulness, Mindful Leadership, Buddhism, Mindfuless & Anxiety, Compassion, and more

Quotable

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
― Desmond Tutu