These classes (with the exception of Earth Meditation) are On-Line. You can attend by simply clicking on the Zoom Link.

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 Elisabeth’s classes, please send e-transfer to


Wednesdays 7am – 7:45am


Arrive on your cushion in the stillness of the morning and
begin your day with a settled body and open mind. The
session will begin with brief teaching and instructions
informed by the Buddha’s teachings. Some guidance is
offered during stationary meditation practice (seated or
reclined) which is about 30 minutes. For those who have the
flexibility in their schedule, there will be time for discussion
(inquiry) until 8:00 a.m. Please feel welcome to attend even if
you need to sign off early.

In the Buddhist spirit of dana (generosity) these classes are
offered freely. Any donation toward the classes would be
welcomed and can be made directly to Elisabeth.

E-trans: (no password required)

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

(519) 993-1813

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