These classes (with the exception of Earth Meditation) are On-Line. You can attend by simply clicking on the Zoom Link. Please read “Dana” on the right side of this page to see how you can make a donation.

Meditation & Inquiry with Ken Hood
Wednesdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm

This class is on hold until further notice.

Sunrise Meditation – Winter Practice: The Eight-Fold Path with Elisabeth Schramm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am – 8am

By donation, please send e-transfer to

Beginning the second week of January, we will explore the Eightfold Path. Each week, focusing on one element of the path. The eight parts are grouped into three essential elements of Buddhist practice—moral conduct, mental discipline, and wisdom. This path may be a support in how my practice on the cushion grows into my daily life. This
roadmap taught by the Buddha 2600 years ago remains relevant and helpful today.



Following the 2,500-year-old Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless and so are offered freely. We practice dana, or generosity, by offering a donation for the meditation teachings. Dana is not a payment for goods or services, but comes from the heart.

For Ken’s classes, donations can be made by sending an e-transfer to
For Elisabeth’s classes, please send e-transfer to


Sunday April 16th
10pm to 3pm
In-Person @ 10C (42 Carden St)

Deepening through various mindfulness meditation
practices. It will be helpful to have some experience.
Those with no experience are encouraged to contact me to
prepare for the day. More info will be provided after
you’ve registered.

To register contact: Elisabeth Schramm, or 519-994-7780 

Fee: $70.00 Tea & light snacks will be provided. Bring a lunch, or grab take out near by.


Earth Meditation with Elisabeth Schramm 
Outside and In-Person: rain, shine, or snow!

Alternate Friday mornings in St. George’s Park, Guelph
7:30am – 8:30am
Next dates: March 31, April 14, April 28
All donations will go to an environmental organization.
Contact Elisabeth at for more information.

Payment can be made by donation, or “Dana”, in keeping with the Buddhist tradition. See “Dana” for more details.

Caregiver and Bereavement support

Offered on Tuesdays, alternating one week in the afternoon @ 2:00 and the other in the evening @ 7:30. If you are caring for a loved one during these turbulent times, we invite you to join with others to nourish yourself in the supportive company of other care-givers. An opportunity to connect & practice meditation in a welcoming space. This group is appropriate for all. We meet virtually on zoom. Send an email to: for the zoom link.

Contact: Elisabeth Schramm for info. (, 519-994-7780), in collaboration with True North Insight Meditation teachers: Joan, Gilberte and Benoit (


With Ken Hood

Ken Hood is offering a new form of support and practice, called Meditative Counseling. Mostly it will be a short-term approach of about 5-6 weekly sessions, however it can run longer, if helpful. During this time, we will identify a particular area where you are having difficulty, or want to become stronger, and then create a customized bundle of meditations and mind-training tools to help you accomplish this. The work can be done in person or digitally through Zoom.

Each weekly session will run for about 65-70 minutes, and involves:

– a quick “check-in”.
– a meditation session.
– a wide ranging conversation about whatever arises from the formal practice or your life!
– learning a new meditation technique, usually each week.
– and finally a quick “wrap-up”

To be clear this is NOT therapy or psychotherapy, however Meditative Counseling can be used in a  way that is complementary to traditional therapy, however not if someone is experiencing psychosis or serious delusional states. Meditation should also be used cautiously with trauma.

It is suitable for 1 or 2 people. The cost is $100 per session for one person and $150 for two. This cost includes HST.

“It’s never too late to start feeling better!”

“In a world of cookie cutter many-stepped programs that futilely promise change and always fall short, Ken Hood has provided me many opportunities and tools to effect real change in a complicated life.  His wisdom, insight and knowledge have provided very real changes in my outlook on life, my behaviour and my satisfaction with life as it is and could be.  His Buddhist based methodology has been the perfect complement to psychological problems that I’ve been trying to tackle for years and he has brought me a very long way in a very short time.  His ability to tailor the subject matter to help with healing is very much a central part of my success in change.  My love for Buddhism not withstanding, he has made the subject matter so applicable and appropriate that mini-revelations occur in each of our sessions.  Ken has become my favourite hour of every week and I’m very glad to be ‘incepted’ each time.  Thank you, Ken, for the growth and healing you have contributed to with each hour.”
Andy, in his 40’s

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