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UPCOMING WORKSHOP

HOW MINDFULNESS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE


Cost: $165.00
REGISTRATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

Six Wednesday evenings
7:30 – 9:00 pm; Sept 20th – 0ct 25th, 2017
Church of St-John the Baptist
233, avenue Sainte-Claire
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4E3
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The practice of mindfulness is good for your heart and blood pressure; it relieves stress and boosts your immune system—and that’s just the beginning.

Students of Mindful Reflection™ learn to let go of reactivity, build better relationships and develop a grounded sense of purpose that’s not swayed by the ups and downs of life. It’s not magic. Through your own quiet effort you learn to quieten your thoughts and bring mental flexibility to every experience.

No other method matches mindfulness for its ability to penetrate, accept and let go of reactivity. By changing the way you react, it enables you to focus on the present moment; by being discerning it gets to the root of those issues that keep you stuck. Gradually you strengthen your ability to let go of habitual responses so you can approach life with greater emotional balance. The result is a sense of self-reliance and joy.

In this workshop you’ll learn to:

—let go of stress, anger and the urge to control;
—listen mindfully;
—not be a victim of toxic relationships;
—foster love and intimacy;
—say no without guilt;
—feel purposeful and empowered.

Join us for six evenings and meet people like you who believe in personal change. In each 90-minute session you’ll learn mindful practices and become familiar with perspectives that support this new approach to life.

Register over on the right, or call Caroline at 450-853-0616 for more information.


Attendance

Sorry, no drop-ins; your commitment is part of the process, although most people miss a session or two.


How Workshops Work

We explore each topic in a series of ninety-minute sessions. Each one includes:
—three or four five-minute periods of guided meditation;
—about forty minutes of discourse about techniques and attitude;
—a half-hour of question & answer.

You sit on mats with cushions or on upright chairs, as you prefer; we want you to be comfortable. Chairs are provided; bring your own mat, blanket or cushion to sit on the floor. We work with experience, not theory; concentration and reflection are natural features of your mind, to be strengthened by practice and commitment. We do not practice chanting or bowing and you aren’t asked to believe or disbelieve anything. Exercises include basic breath awareness, concentration exercises, body scans and the occasional visualization.

Payment

Fill out the form on the right and we’ll confirm your place by email.

Please mail your cheque well in advance to:

NOTE: Please make
cheques payable to
Stephen Schettini.
Thank you.
Stephen SCHETTINI
416 Olympic
Hudson (Québec)
CANADA J0P 1H0

We issue receipts on demand.


A NOTE ABOUT PAYMENT
Our fees are reasonable, and we are open to appeals from anyone in difficult circumstances. As long as we have space, no one is turned away.

Thanks for your understanding. We look forward to sitting with you soon. —Stephen & Caroline

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Payment Policy

We keep our fees to a minimum to make workshops accessible to all. Please commit to the process by paying in full, in advance: cheques to be sent promptly; last-minute payments in cash.


Please also reserve for me the following books:

Why I Became a Buddhist Monk, Why I Quit and What I Learned

Disillusioned by Western culture and middle-class values, Stephen Schettini sets out in search of life's purpose, and discovers the world of Tibetan Buddhism. In this lyrical and affecting memoir, Schettini ruthlessly questions his spiritual pretensions and, after eight years as a monk, discovers the extraordinary power of self-reliance.

It Begins With Silence: $25

The Art of Mindful Reflection

As we grow up, we first form ourselves and then engage with the world outside. However, we then tend to stay put, busy and stressed; we lose touch with our roots and our real potential. The path of Mindful Reflection reminds and encourages us to return, to keep exploring and to keep rediscovering ourselves.