• Winter 2018 Class Schedule

     TUESDAYS @ 7:30pm

    Meditation Tuesdays – starting January 9

    If you’re new to meditation, don’t have much experience, or want to get back to basics, Tuesday’s class is perfect for you.  Learn different meditation techniques in a relaxed, comfortable and easy-going setting. If you miss a class or join mid-session please arrive 10-15 minutes early and the teacher can catch you up on what you need to know.

    FIRST TIME? If you’ would like to try out the various sitting/kneeling options before the class please arrive 10-15 minutes early and we’d be happy to help you.

    For details and to register visit us on Meetup

     

    SUNDAYS @ 11:00am*

    Sangha Sunday – starting January 14

    Looking to take your meditation practice a little deeper?  Want to learn more about Buddhism? Join us on Sundays for a Dharma talk, discussion, some chanting and group mediations. Sundays will alternate between more formal Dharma talks and opportunities to practice your meditation.

    Sundays will be a mix of Dharma talks, longer sits, and 1/2 or 1 day in-town retreats.

    *Start time may vary – To find out exactly what is happening on a given Sunday please visit our Meetup site

    FIRST TIME?: If this is your first time meditating please arrive 10-15 min early & let our teacher know so they can go over the basics with you. You can also try out the various sitting methods to see what is most comfortable (kneeling vs sitting).

     

     

    A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

    • We have meditation cushions and benches for you to use while with us However, if you have your own and would like to bring it, please do.
    • Wear comfortable, loose/ stretchy clothing (meditating in skinny jeans is not fun, trust me).
    • You may want to bring a sweater or shawl with you as the body tends to cool during meditation.
    • All classes and services are run by cash donation in what ever amount you feel comfortable with.

     

    LOCATION

    Details about our Location

     

  • 2 Extra Fall Classes

    Several people requested that we continue our Tuesday sits a few more weeks so we are adding 2 extra sessions!
    Dec. 5     7:30-8:30pm
    Dec. 12   7:30-8:30pm
    Hope you can join us!

  • Fall 2017 Meditation Schedule

    SUNDAYS @ 11:00am*

    Sangha Sunday – starting September 10

    Looking to take your meditation practice a little deeper?  Want to learn more about Buddhism? Join us on Sundays for a Dharma talk, discussion, some chanting and group mediations. Sundays will alternate between more formal Dharma talks and opportunities to practice your meditation.

    Sundays will be a mix of Dharma talks, longer sits, and 1/2 or 1 day in-town retreats.

    *Start time may vary – To find out exactly what is happening on a given Sunday please visit our Meetup site

    FIRST TIME?: If this is your first time meditating please arrive 10-15 min early & let our teacher know so they can go over the basics with you. You can also try out the various sitting methods to see what is most comfortable (kneeling vs sitting).

    TUESDAYS @ 7:30pm

    Meditation Tuesdays – starting September 12

    If you’re new to meditation, don’t have much experience, or want to get back to basics, Tuesday’s class is perfect for you.  Learn different meditation techniques in a relaxed, comfortable and easy-going setting. If you miss a class or join mid-session please arrive 10-15 minutes early and the teacher can catch you up on what you need to know.

    Zazen                       Sept 12 – Oct. 3
    Advanced Zazen     Oct. 10 – Oct. 31
    Visualization            Nov. 7 – Nov. 28

    FIRST TIME? If you’ would like to try out the various sitting/kneeling options before the class please arrive 10-15 minutes early and we’d be happy to help you.

    To receive reminders you can register for the classes on Meetup

     

    A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

    • We have meditation cushions and benches for you to use while with us However, if you have your own and would like to bring it, please do.
    • Wear comfortable, loose/ stretchy clothing (meditating in skinny jeans is not fun, trust me).
    • You may want to bring a sweater or shawl with you as the body tends to cool during meditation.
    • All classes and services are run by cash donation in what ever amount you feel comfortable with.

     

    LOCATION

    Details about our Location

     

  • Spring Meditation and Summer Break

    We will be continuing the Sunday Sangha Meditations for the month of May, with the exception of the long weekend. After that we will be taking a summer break!

    With the nice weather arriving attendance has been dwindling on Tuesday evening so we decided to stop Tuesday Meditations for the summer and resume in the fall.

    Here is our Schedule for May

    Sunday May 7, 11am
    Sunday May 14, 11am
    Sunday May 28, 11am

    All classes are held at the Legacy building at 110-138 18Avenue SE. You must ring the doorbell on the billboard with a frog so we can come let you in.

    You can show up without registering or you can sign up on our Meetup site.

    We are also planning a retreat in August so watch for some updates!

  • Winter 2017 Class Schedule

    TUESDAYS @ 7:30pm

    Meditation Tuesdays – starting January 10

    If you’re  new to meditation, don’t have much experience, or want to get back to basics, Tuesday’s class is perfect for you.  Learn different meditation techniques in a relaxed, comfortable and easy-going setting.

    Zazen meditation             Jan 10 – Jan. 31
    Compassion mediation   Feb. 7 – Feb. 28
    Buddha meditation          Mar. 7 – Mar. 28

    A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

    • We have meditation cushions and benches for you to use while with us However, if you have your own and would like to bring it, please do.
    • Wear comfortable, loose/ stretchy clothing (meditating in skinny jeans is not fun, trust me).
    • You may want to bring a sweater or shawl with you as the body tends to cool during meditation.
    • All classes and services are run by cash donation in what ever amount you feel comfortable with.

    To receive reminders you can register for the classes on Meetup

    We look forward to sitting with you!

    SUNDAYS @ 11:00am

    Sangha Sunday – starting January 15

    Looking to take your meditation practice a little deeper?  Want to learn more about Buddhism? Join us on Sundays for a Dharma talk, discussion, some chanting and group mediations. Sundays will alternate between more formal Dharma talks and opportunities to practice your meditation.

    • 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month are open to anyone that wants to meditate.  This is an opportunity to anchor your practice and sit in a group setting.  Individual instruction will be offered if requested.
    • 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month offer a more formal Dharma talk, discussion, chanting, and a short group meditation. Dharma talks are explanations and discussions of important Buddhist texts.

    If you want to attend Sunday Sanghas but have little meditation experience, please arrive 10-15 min early & let our teacher know so you can receive instructions before official start time.

    To receive reminders you can register for the classes on Meetup

  • Fall 2016 Class Schedule

    SUNDAYS @ 11:00am

    Sangha Sunday – starting September 11 @ 11:00 am (please be punctual)

    Looking to take your meditation practice a little deeper?  Want to learn more about Buddhism? Join us on Sundays for a Dharma talk, discussion, some chanting and group mediations. Sundays will alternate between more formal Dharma talks and opportunities to practice your meditation.

    • 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month are open to anyone that wants to meditate.  This is an opportunity to anchor your practice and sit in a group setting.  Individual instruction will be offered if requested.
    • 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month offer a more formal Dharma talk, discussion, chanting, and a short group meditation. Dharma talks are explanations and discussions of important Buddhist texts.

    If you want to attend Sunday Sanghas but have little meditation experience, please arrive 10-15 min early & let our teacher know so you can receive instructions before official start time.

    *No class Sunday October 9

    To receive reminders you can register for the classes on Meetup

    TUESDAYS @ 7:30pm

    Meditation Tuesdays – starting September 13, 2016.

    If you’re  new to meditation, don’t have much experience, or want to get back to basics, Tuesday’s class is perfect for you.  Learn different meditation techniques in a relaxed, comfortable and easy-going setting.

    Zen meditation               Sept.13 – Oct.4
    Equanimity mediation   Oct.11 – Nov.1
    Buddha meditation        Nov.8 – Nov.29

    A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

    • We have meditation cushions and benches for you to use while with us However, if you have your own and would like to bring it, please do.
    • Wear comfortable, loose/ stretchy clothing (meditating in skinny jeans is not fun, trust me).
    • You may want to bring a sweater or shawl with you as the body tends to cool during meditation.
    • All classes and services are run by cash donation in what ever amount you feel comfortable with.

    To receive reminders you can register for the classes on Meetup

    We look forward to sitting with you!

  • Summer Break – See you in September!

    After extending our regular sits by 2 months into the summer (with a great turn out and lots of new faces) we decided to take August off and let everyone enjoy the rest of our summer. We will be starting again in early-mid September. Please look for updates here or on our Meetup site

  • July Tuesday Meditations

    GOOD NEWS! Due to popular demand we are continuing Tuesday meditation for July. Looking forward to seeing you at our Tuesday meditation sessions! As usual they start at 7:30 and last roughly one hour.

    If you are new to meditation we will provide a brief intro at the beginning of class to get you started. Meditation cushions are provided. Classes are free but we graciously accept donations 🙂

    Dates: Tuesdays July 12, 19, 26

  • June Meditation Classes

    GOOD NEWS!  Due to popular demand and a threatened riot (OK, we joke) we are continuing Tuesday meditation for June and potentially July and August.  Looking forward to seeing you at our Tuesday meditation sessions!  As usual they start at 7:30 and last roughly one hour.

    If you are new to meditation we will provide a brief intro at the beginning of class to get you started. Meditation cushions are provided. Classes are free but we graciously accept donations 🙂

    Dates: Tuesdays June 7, 14, 21, 28

  • May 8 – Meditation in Practice & May Long Weekend Retreat Q&A

    Sunday May 8 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Legacy Building

    110-138 18Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

    Meditation in Practice (12:00-12:45)

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a personal meditation and discipline based on learning methods for making tea and hospitality in order to appreciate the harmony of nature and the beauty of art, which was developed around the 15 century in Japan.

    Join, Michiko Ono, tea expert and guide. She is certified by the Japanese Green Tea Association as a Japanese Green Tea (Nihon-cha) Instructor. She’s also certified as a Tea Sommelier by the Tea Association of Canada.

    The first of her presentation will cover  basic information and ideas on the tea ceremony. Michiko will then share her personal experience learning and practicing the tea ceremony. Lastly, she will talk about the function of matcha tea used in the ceremony for health.

    May Long Weekend Retreat Q&A (12:45-1:00)

    If you were thinking about joining us for the Meditation Retreattaking place on the May Long Weekend but had some questions, stick around after Meditation in Practice. We will be hosting an informal discussion on any questions or concerns you might have about going on your first ever (or just first one with us) meditation retreat.