We've put together a list of resources as a starting point for those interested in exploring Mindfulness further. A similar list of resources for Teens, Kids and Families can be found here.
Stress Reduction Program, founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Since its inception, more than 18,000 people have completed our eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness. The central focus of the Clinic is intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/adventures of everyday life.
Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs and Tapes with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Dr. Kabat-Zinn is internationally known as a meditation teacher, author, researcher, and clinician in the fields of mind/body medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle change, and self-healing. These mindfulness meditation practice CDs and tapes are used by thousands of people who have attended Dr. Kabat-Zinn's program in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, or who have taken other MBSR programs, or who have read his books.
MBSR Toronto Workshop with Roy Hintsa
An Eight Week Meditation Based Workshop Modeled On The Stress Reduction Clinic at The University of Massachusetts Medical School offered Downtown, Woodbridge and Etobicoke.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto
is a non-profit organization that offers accredited training for professionals, therapeutic programs and free programs to disadvantaged individuals and the front line mental health workers that support them.
Just One Thing!
Rick Hanson, Ph.D. offers a free weekly e-newsletter called Just One Thing which suggests a simple practice in each short-and-to-the-point issue that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart. Just One Thing, and a wealth of other resources, are available at his web site.
Insight Meditation Society
The Insight Meditation Society's Retreat Center first opened its doors over 30 years ago, providing meditation instruction based on the teachings of the Buddha. Today, it offers a yearly schedule of meditation courses, designed for both new and experienced practitioners, lasting from a weekend to three months. Most retreats run for 7-9 days, and are taught by recognized insight meditation teachers from all over the world.
Omega Centre Rhinebeck New York
Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society.
Toronto Body Mind
Toronto Body Mind is the online voice of Toronto’s yoga, meditation, and wellness community. As the successor of the former Toronto Meditation Guide, established in 2006, and the Toronto Yoga Guide in 2008, Toronto Body Mind has a strong history of community involvement. In September, 2010, both websites were combined to provide a single source for comprehensive coverage of local yoga, meditation and wellness activities. Currently, Toronto Body Mind is a dynamic wellness resource which provides an exhaustive gateway to all things yoga and meditation-related in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
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Yoga Toronto – Toronto’s local yoga directory
Whether you’re looking for a studio in the Beaches, private classes in Yorkville, or a well deserved weekend rejuvenation workshop; Yoga Toronto is the place to find it.
Yoga Community Toronto
Yoga Community Toronto – a member-based organization/guild/initiative/mentorship-machine/support-network/discount-generating happening that is designed to collectively serve the needs of the local yoga community.
Gentle Care Wellness Centre (GCWC)
Our urban oasis offers a variety of holistic health treatments to calm your mind and restore your body.