2015 M4 Teacher Training Graduates

We are proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary of Teacher Training and welcome our 2015 cohort of mindfulness teachers who completed the M4 training requirements in the first full 3-day training retreat. Congratulations to all and we look forward to an on-going sharing in your insights and great work! Many thanks as well to our [...]

2014 Teacher Training Graduates

  Please welcome our new graduates of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic M4 Program Teacher Training (Level I - Foundations of Mindfulness). It was an amazing weekend filled with flooded out rental rooms and air conditioners that struggled with the heat! This weekend retreat capped the participants hard work that, in some cases, took a year [...]

Book giveaway on blog by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold, is offering a copy of our book, Mindfulness Starts Here! Maezen is well-known for her no-nonsense teachings in Zen and more for her direct connection with the everyday-ness of our experiences. For a chance to get a copy of our book, go to her [...]

Seeing muddy water clearly – excerpt from Mindfulness Starts Here

Excerpt from Mindfulness Starts Here: An 8-week guide to skillful living Muddy Waters How mysterious! The lotus remains unstained by its muddy roots, delivering shimmering bright jewels from common dew. Sojo Henjo Who we are and what we want for ourselves and those we love is created through our experience and through our thinking process. [...]

Opening the vast field of mindfulness: Foreword to Mindfulness Starts Here by Joan Halifax, PhD

Foreword to Mindfulness Starts Here: An Eight-Week Guide to Skillful Living by Joan Halifax, PhD In today’s world, we have the rare and precious teachings and practices of mindfulness that invite us to slow down, stop, and “take a backward step.” Mindfulness is not about doing something strange, exotic, or anti-social.  It is about letting [...]

Advanced Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here”: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Mindfulness Starts Here incorporates the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and years of lived experience. The wealth of theory and practice presented in this illuminating text will be of benefit to clinicians and clients alike, and has the potential to transform our individual and collective lives. I highly recommend [...]

Advance Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here” – Steve Flowers

Whether you have been practicing mindfulness for many years or for you  Mindfulness Starts Here is where your introduction to mindfulness begins - you have found a treasure here that you will probably read again and again. This lovely book from Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten is a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and love that can [...]