4 Foundations of Mindfulness

Starting on October 7 at 7pm, Scott Gräpel will be offering a series of 4 Wednesday evening sessions on the Four Foundations – one per week.  Buddhists generally consider these to be: mindfulness of the body mindfulness of feelings or sensations mindfulness of mind or consciousness mindfulness of the dharma This is a Supplementary Course.  […]

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Back at the Centre

Tuesday morning and Sunday morning meditation sessions are now (since mid-July) being held live at MBMC.   The Sunday morning 3-hour practice is also being Zoomed for those who prefer to keep their distance.  We can fit about 10 people in with adequate social distancing and so far have had no trouble accommodating everyone who turns […]

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Outside Meditation
Outside Meditation poster

On Wednesday, August 12 from 7-8pm we will be practicing in the Great Outdoors™️  In this case, that means the soccer field behind the Mahone Bay Centre. If you would like to join us, please bring whatever you need to sit comfortably (folding chair, blanket, mat, or whatever) along with bug spray and anything else […]

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Sitting with Zoom
Zoom logo

Each week we offer a meditation practice session on  Sunday 9am  Atlantic time. Members and friends of MBMC should receive invitations to these events.  If you did not and you wish to attend, please email us. Note:   As of September, previously offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening sessions are no longer offered via Zoom, but […]

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Isolation Resources

Self-isolation is very nearly the definition of individual retreat.  Here are some suggestions for activities you can practice, material you can study, and inspirational offerings to help you get the most our of this enforced retreat time.  We will update this page from time to time, so check back and see what’s new.  If you […]

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Covid-19 Closure

The Meditation Centre is CLOSED effective IMMEDIATELY due to Covid-19.  All regular programs are suspended.  The Centre remains available to members who have the door code, but please observe all best practices for dealing with the virus. Please note that this also means the Gourmet Dinner scheduled for April 18 has now been postponed until […]

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AGM 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the South Shore Buddhist Meditation Society will be held on Saturday, March 14 10am – noon.   If you are currently signed up for a membership at the Mahone Bay Meditation  Centre, you are a member of SSBMS. In case of bad weather on March 14th, the meeting will be postponed […]

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Gourmet Dinner Fundraiser

POSTPONED indefinitely due to Covid-19! Sad, but true.   Thanks to all of you who donated the cost of your tickets to MBMC! We don’t know when we will be able to pack 50 people into a banquet room again.  When that happens we will try to start all over again. . . . . . […]

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A Taste of Meditation
many arms, like spokes ina wheel

Everything you always wanted to know about mindfulness… 9am Nov. 13 – CLASS IS FULL:  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Free classes for beginners and those wanting a refresher led by Claire Bowers:  Friday, Nov. 15, 10-11:30am with a followup class on Friday, Nov. 22 10-11am. It can be confusing or even intimidating to begin a […]

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Green Buddhism
Greening the earth

A workshop led by Andrew Rock, Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 9am – 3pm. In this workshop, we will rely on meditation, deep sharing & listening, collective wisdom, creative exercises and our own open-heartedness to look deeply into our grief and concern for our ailing world, and how we can practice and act to help restore harmony […]

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