Meditation



Supported Meditation Sittings:

Vipassana with Jamie Magnusson

NOTE: Class has been moved to ONLINE
Dates: September 13, 20, 27
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Registration: email jamielynn.magnusson@utoronto.ca for the Zoom link

These Sunday afternoon meditation sittings are designed to provide an environment to support your practice, or to introduce you to Vipassana Meditation if you do not already have a practice. The three sessions in September are very helpful in preparing you for the Harmony Dawn Meditation Retreat from October 2 to October 4, 2020 with Shifu Andy James. For those new to meditation, you will receive basic instruction in sitting and tips for incorporating meditation into your daily life. For those more seasoned, you will have the opportunity to deepen your practice with a community.

Dr. Jamie Magnusson is a full instructor with the Tai Chi & Meditation Centre and has taught meditation and qigong through a graduate course on Alternative Models to Community Wellness at the University of Toronto. Contact: jamielynn.magnusson@utoronto.ca


"You are the result of what you think," the Buddha observed 2500 years ago. Today, psychology, physics, medicine and other fields of study are beginning to recognize the many, specific ways (see Research) in which our thoughts and emotions shape and impact our lives - stress, health, relationships and environment.You cannot know what is truly right for you if you do not know who you are. This deep, inner inquiry into your Self requires skill, perseverance and courage.

Insight Meditation (Vipassana), based on the Buddha's Mindfulness Sutra, is the foundation of Buddhist meditation. It is simple, yet spiritually profound and powerful. Skilful, regular practice can build awareness and understanding while freeing you of destructive patterns, whether mental, emotional, energetic or physical.

Our senior meditation teachers, trained by Shifu James, have been practicing Vipassana for over 20 years and act as spiritual friends or guides who have travelled the Path. They are also skilled in the internal art of Qigong, which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and which includes the detailed Regulation of Body, Energy and Mind.