Decompression Wednesdays

This class is post-poned for the winter session. In it’s place is the Insight Meditation Sessions, 7:30-9pm. 

Drop-in on any Wednesday in July for an extended, guided meditation that will help you calm your mind, open your heart and deeply relax your body. You will be laying on the floor, supported by pillows and covered with a blanket, while being led through a “body scan” practice. These mid-week sessions can restore your emotional balance; strengthen your focus in the face of constant distraction; offer a powerful tool for working with pain; be a stepping stone towards establishing an ongoing mindfulness practice; offer a support for a better night’s sleep. There will a few surprises, including chocolate!

Ken Hood is known by many in the Guelph community as the friendly Buddhist bookseller at the Bookshelf. Ken has been facilitating meditation groups in Guelph since the late 1980s, more prominently at Living Yoga & Health on Sunday mornings. His meditation practice is rooted in the Mahayana Tibetan Buddhist tradition, however Ken’s teaching is ecumenical with strong influences from Western Theravada Buddhism, Jungian psychology, and Roman Stoicism. Ken’s classes are warm and insightful; offering anecdotes and teachings that reflect how meditation can transform our minds and hearts so that we can live with more compassion and less suffering. Together with his wife, Jacqueline Gilbey, he is co-director of Arrive Yoga & Mindfulness. For more information, please see Ken’s website