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Every fall, The Centre for Mindfulness Studies organizes thousands of people to meditate for mental health and raise money for those in need. The last two Mindfulness Challenges have raised nearly $250,000 to improve mental health for those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Registration has just opened for this years event, which takes place November 25th at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. The theme this year is Resilience – the ability to adapt to events in your life, moving through difficulty to increase happiness and reduce suffering.
The program features Zindel Segal, co-developer of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Lama Rod Owens. Participants will be guided through four hours of mindfulness, resilience, lightness and connection. It is open to all ages, from beginner to Zen master. Participants move through a wide variety of practices including sitting meditation, movement, music, gentle yoga, and a mindful lunch. Anyone can do it.
Mindfulness Challenge 2018 will be live streamed to practice centres in Oakville, London, Oshawa and Kitchener.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies has more than 20 social service agencies and seven healthcare partners that bring mindfulness into disadvantaged communities across the GTA.