New Self Compassion courses are finally here!  Sign-up information for Spring Retreats - and more!

Mindfulness Starts Here!

Dear <<First Name>>:


Thank you for your commitment and dedication to your practice!  The January programs have completed and we wish all the graduates the very best in their ongoing practices!

Transformative Mindfulness is being offered by Craig Mackie. It is a 6 week core course is designed for those who wish to take their mindfulness practice to a deeper level. The course runs April 3- May 22. Information sessions are scheduled for March 20, 2017 from 6-8PM.

The M4PCI (pain & chronic illness) program begins the last week of March and will be facilitated by Certified Teacher Sarah Good OT. 

Information sessions are now being scheduled for the May-June M4CORE programs! Please contact us if you wish to attend.

Our M4 program details are posted here and MSC here.

Mindful Self-Compassion News

The 5-day intensive Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive at Galilee Retreat Centre is almost full and we are holding a wait list. For informaiton on the Intensive please click here.


Mindfulness in Our Community

Frank Musten & Lynette Monteiro, Co-Directors of the OMC will be presenting a workshop at A Mindful Society Conference in Toronto, April 21 - 23, 2017. Please attend the conference for exciting presentations on bringing mindfulness to your life.

If you are a health care professional and interested in deepening your understanding of mindfulness, join us at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies retreat on ethics and mindfulness (register here). 


Articles & Books of Interest

We highly recommend this book:

Making peace with your mind: How mindfulness and compassion can free you from your inner critic
Mark Coleman
Book review here.

Mindfulness and pain management: a study comparing the effectiveness of pain medications and mindfulness.

How to keep that inner iguana from ruling your life: Rick Hanson's terrific blog post on not cause to be fearful or others to fear.


Appreciate that the caveman/-woman brain inside the head of the person you’re talking with is automatically primed to fear you, no matter how respectful or loving you’ve been.

  - Rick Hanson


Upcoming Events

June 23-25, 2017 
Heart of Mindfulness Retreat
Galilee Center

July 23-28, 2017
Mindful Self-Compassion 5-Day Intensive
Galilee Retreat Centre, Arnprior ON
(Wait list only)

Get more information and scroll through the tabs to sign up for specific retreats here.

Want to understand the relationship of ethics, values and mindfulness? Register for our course at the beautiful Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in April 28-30, 2017.

Ongoing Events

The Teacher Training Program will resume mid-2018.

Interested in professional training? Register for our Professional Training in Foundations of Mindfulness. This training is suitable for health care professionals who want to use mindfulness approaches in their work and for their personal well-being. Advanced training is also available for qualifications to teach the M4 Program.


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