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Meditation Resources in the Mid-Island Area

Dec 04, 2012

Through meditation we learn about ourselves and harness our ability to calm the mind. When we are stressed and find life difficult meditation benefits us by making our minds calmer and more focused. 

(not that this is a stressful time... I wouldn't want to put that in your mind!) offers you this partial list as an early X-mas present in the hopes that you will have all the resources that you need for your journey.  Please tell me about any meditations which you know of in your area and I will send out a newsletter with a longer list!




At 40 Kennedy (my house) we have meditation/ Buddhist Sangha practice on Mondays 5 - 6:30 p.m. (that includes 2- 20 min sitting meditations separated by a 10 minute walking meditation, a tea meditation and dharma discussion) . 


On Wednesday evenings (7-8:30 ) we have a Dharma (Buddhist) Bookclub that starts with a 20 min meditation and then we read and discuss.  We are currently studying the Tibetan Book of the Living and Dying. Everyone is welcome to attend either of these.   









Nanaimo Dharma Practice Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 PM at 181 Bird Sanctuary Drive, Nanaimo.

Spaces come available from time to time - one as of Dec 03, 2012.

Our evening program: 
½ hour meditation, usually silent; sometimes guided 
Tea and check-in regarding the week’s practice "mission" as in Mission Impossible.
Reading and discussion of Jan Chosen Bays "How to Train a Wild Elephant." 
Brief closing meditation -- departure about 9:00 PM

For more information, please contact David Fisher at 250-754-2997 or or through




Wednesday Night Sit at 7:00 pm 

528 Arbutus Avenue in Nanaimo

45 min sit...the last 5 min is a guided metta (loving-kindness)

There is a short dhamma read or listen

Followed by discussion

The group is lead by Mia Tremblay

Mia Tremblay <>




Yoga Weyr yoga studio in South Wellington hosts a Free Meditation Gathering every Thursday evening at 5:30 - 6:30 pm  


Generally we sit for 25 - 40 min depending on the group and have a relaxation for 10 - 15 min before sharing our experiences. There is always someone attending who can give instructions before the sit.


Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Group - Port Alberni 

Thursday Evenings 7:00 at White Rose Wellness

Learn how to quiet the mind, relax the body, and refuel the spirit using the ancient practice of mindfullness meditation.

There is no fee and all levels of
experience are welcome.

For more information contact Irene at:

250-720-6516 or


North Nanaimo / Lantzville 
Red Door Yoga, also, runs Meditation and Philosophy classes on Wednesdays at 6pm and Fridays at 10:30am.
Every Sunday 10am at Tibetan Buddhist temple in Coombs.
Penny McGuire leads a beginner's meditation. By donation :)

A wonderful opportunity to practice in community.

This Sunday February, 10

Join Asrael of Ananda Ayurveda in Glenora.

Great for any type of silent meditation, and there is no experience necessary. 
All sitting times are open. Drop in for one, two, or all three. There are pillows and chairs available. 
Bring a blanket if you like. 

Times- 9:00 - 9:50
           10:00 -10:50
           11:00 -11:50

Location- Glenora, BC

For more information or directions please call Asrael at
250 597 3973

Admission is free
and feel free to visit



Everyone is very welcome to come to the Net Loft 1960 Murray Rd. Gabriola. 
Sunday mornings from 10 to 11:30.

We will be in silence with sitting and walking periods. There will be no instruction this time
Bring your lunch.  Tea will be served.

  We sit and then have tea, sometimes a reading and a bit of discussion, and then sit again briefly. Again everyone is very welcome.

With Metta ,
Janet Lironi and Jaki Deer
On behalf of the Net Loft Sangha
Janet 325-7494



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Posted by admin on
Red Door Yoga, also runs Meditation and Philosophy classes on Wednesdays at 6pm and Fridays at 10:30am.
Posted by admin on
Every Sunday 10am at Tibetan Buddhist temple in Coombs.
Penny McGuire leads a beginner's meditation. By donation :)
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Come and join us for a warm and welcoming introduction to Zen. This is a free event and beginners are welcome. Held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Sacred Space at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. We will have 3 x 15 minute periods of sitting meditation with walking meditation in between. Eshu Osho will be coming up from Victoria, and we hope that you will stay for discussion afterwards. For a basic orientation to our form of meditation, please watch

Further information please contact Jusan:
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