ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Centre of Gravity is a community of Buddhist practitioners and teachers integrating committed formal practice and modern urban life. We are a sanctuary in a busy city offering a highly accessible practice of Buddhist meditation, study, chanting and yoga practices. Using mindfulness practices, retreats and group study, we offer practical ways for people to integrate personal development with engagement in the world.
Our aim is to foster a community where people can actively learn what it means to commit to Buddhist practices that reduce reactivity and transform old habits, while at the same time cultivating a life that is more creative, altruistic and engaged.
We are registered as a charitable organization. We rely primarily on volunteers to make our programs available. Our weekly classes and talks are offered by donation, as well as our on-line videos, study guides and audio talks. Even when our programs have small fees to cover overhead, nobody is turned away for lack of funds. There is room in every course for people with limited or no income.
You can get involved by dropping into our weekly schedule of programs, attending a workshop or retreat, or enjoying the content on our website. For upcoming programs and classes, click here.
NEWS AND PROGRAMMING
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF YOGA AND MINDFULNESS
This course draws on the Yoga-Sutra and how it intersects with the insights of western psychology. It’s popular to learn about where to put your hands and feet in a yoga posture or how to sit still in meditation, but how do we truly work with the habits of the mind? Click for details
EIGHT-DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
Join Shôken Michael Stone and community for an 8 day silent meditation retreat. This is an opportunity to drop deep into silence, mature your meditation practice, and touch your awakened nature. Click for details.
MAY ALL BEINGS BE FREE: CULTIVATING AN ATTENTION TO THE SUFFERING WE IGNORE
Join world renouned Dharma teacher, Joshua Stephens at this evening talk. Click for details.
PRANAYAMA: ESSENTIAL YOGA BREATHING
Study from the comfort of your home and learn the physical, psychological and therapeutic benefits ofpranayama practice. This course is designed to be an experiential and in-depth study appropriate for intermediate students. Click for details.
EMBODYING ETHICS AND VOWS FOR MODERN LIFE
This nine-week e- course is for students wishing to place practice at the centre of their lives through an exploration of values, community building, and practical ways of embodying the dharma. Click for details.
WHERE TO FIND CENTRE OF GRAVITY
Centre of Gravity is located at the Centre for Social Innovation:
@ Centre for Social Innovation
Unless otherwise specified, our classes will be held in the Alterna Savings Room located on the fourth floor. Email learning[at]centreofgravity.org with any questions.