Community Meditation Owen Sound

We meet every Tuesday for meditation and conversation at the Active Lifestyles Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery). Doors open at 7 PM. Tea and snacks are served. Free meditation instruction is available.

See the Contact page for directions or to get in touch. We're on Twitter (mindfully, of course!)

Tuesday, September 17th

Our topic this week, after meditation, is inspired by a Joanna Macy article titled Greening the Self. It is taken from Ordinary Magic, a collection edited by John Wellwood. Macy writes:

Something important is happening in our world that you are not going to read about in the newspapers. I consider it the most fascinating and hopeful development of our time, and it is one of the reasons I am so glad to be alive today. It has to do with what is occurring to the notion of the self.

Doors open at 7 PM, everyone is welcome, and meditation instruction is available. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Featured Teacher for August

We're very pleased to begin a new offering here at Community Meditation: the featured teacher! Each month, we'll select someone whose teachings educate and inspire us. We'll draw from a wide range of insightful teachers and share their work with you, in the form of readings, videos, exercises or other explorations._

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg was born in New York City in 1952. She first encountered Buddhism in 1969, in an Asian philosophy course at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Sharon traveled to India for independent study motivated by “an intuition that the methods of meditation would bring me some clarity and peace.” She returned to America in 1974 and began teaching vipassana (insight) meditation. In 1976, she established, together with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, which now ranks as one of the most prominent and active meditation centers in the Western world. Today she teaches a variety of offerings around the globe. She served as a panelist with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists at the 2005 Mind and Life Investigating the Mind Conference in Washington, DC.

Sharon Salzbert

She also coordinated the meditation faculty for the 2005 Mind and Life Summer Institute, an intensive five-day meeting to advance research on the intersection of meditation and the cognitive and behavioral sciences. At the 2005 Sacred Circles Conference at the Washington National Cathedral, Sharon served as a keynote speaker. She was selected to attend the Gethsemani encounter, a dialogue on spiritual life between Buddhist and Christian leaders that included His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the author of ten books including Lovingkindness, the NY Times best seller Real Happiness, and her 2017 work, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. She is a monthly columnist for On Being, a regular contributor the Huffington Post, and was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine for several years. She has appeared in Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, msnbc.com, Tricycle, Real Simple, Body & Soul, Mirabella, Good Housekeeping, Self, Buddhadharma, More and Shambhala Sun, as well as on a variety of radio programs.

Visit Sharon's Web site to learn more.

Weekly Sittings

Active Lifestyles Centre Grey Bruce (McQuay Tannery)

  • Tuesdays, meditation at 7:15 followed by informal talk and discussion at 8 PM

Online

  • Mondays, short reading and meditation sitting: 7-7:25 AM
  • Thursdays, meditation at 7:30 PM, followed by information talk or discussion at 8 PM

Our Aspiration

We started this 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 weekly group sittings at each location
  • Online and in-person courses on Joyfulness, Mindful Leadership, Buddhism, Mindfuless & Anxiety, Compassion, and more

Quotable

Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
- Hugh Macleod