These classes (with the exception of Earth Meditation) are On-Line. You can attend by simply clicking on the Zoom Link. Scroll down this page to read more about each class and the instructors.

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

Sunrise Meditation with Elisabeth Schramm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am – 8am

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: Dec 2nd and 16th
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.


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.

Donations can be made by sending an e-transfer to, or by PayPal.  

Meditation & Inquiry
with Ken Hood

Wednesdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm

In this evening class we calm our minds, see more clearly and have insights about our self and the world. We begin with a 40 minute sit, followed by an open inquiry together and a teaching. There is a strong emphasis on cultivating an open, balanced heart through practices such as loving-kindness, equanimity, compassion, joy and generosity. We also cover a broad array of Buddhist philosophy and practices – in a simple, non-doctrinaire way. Highly recommended for mindfulness practitioners, Buddhists and meditators who want to take their practice to a deeper level. You definitely do not have to be a Buddhist to participate but a regular practice is recommended. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Ken and Jacqueline have been facilitating Buddhist meditation goups and classes in the Guelph community since the late ’80s. To read more about them, please see the Teacher’s page.

Sunrise Meditation
with Elisabeth Schramm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am – 8am

Arrive on your cushion in the stillness of the morning and begin your day with a settled body and open mind. Each morning will include 15 minutes of yoga instruction, 45 minutes of sitting practice and time at the end for inquiry.

In the Buddhist spirit of dana (generosity) these classes are offered freely. Any donation toward the classes would be welcomed.

Earth Meditation 
with Elisabeth Schramm

Alternate Friday mornings, 7:30am – 8:30am. Next dates: Dec. 2nd and 16th 
In St. George’s Park, Guelph

Supported by this beautiful earth, we practice in rain, shine, or snow in the company of others. This group is appropriate for all, beginners and experienced meditators. Dhamma teachings and mindfulness practices can support us meeting what arises when we see how the earth is suffering. When the weather permits, we may practise seated on the ground, and other times standing practise standing or walking. You are welcome to drop in…we meet close to tennis courts.

For more information, contact Elisabeth at

Dana (financial donation) is welcome & may be sent to the email above via e-transfer. You may also choose to find another way to express generosity, perhaps by making a contribution to an envoirnmental organization of your choice.

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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