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 [...]

Mindfulness training retreat with Mark Coleman & Mary Elliott at UoToronto

Mastering Mindfulness – Personally and Professionally with Mark Coleman Fall Training October 20-24th 2014 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Hart House, University of Toronto This multi tiered mindfulness training program explores mindfulness theory, practice and teacher development. It is intended for those working in healthcare and while it is suitable for those working in any [...]

Credible Teachers of Mindfulness: How can you know?

Mindfulness-Based programs have become the go-to treatment around the world and their popularity has made treatment more accessible in many ways. Despite the popularity or maybe because of it, several articles have argued against mindfulness because it  (1) seems to be the fix-it for many ills, (2) doesn't stay true to its Buddhist roots and (3) understates its [...]

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 [...]

An Ethical Path to Compassionate Community: The fire in the heart of mindfulness

(This is a transcript of talk given at the inaugural meeting of Mindfulness Ottawa, Ottawa ON 2012 November 21.  The preliminary section on "laying down the path by walking" has been excluded.) Let me share here what we have distilled out of 10 years of our path - what Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi calls “one [...]