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Getting stitched at the Cabbagetown Festival

Harriet Riddell was busy stitching portraits all weekend long at the 38th Annual Cabbagetown Festival in downtown Toronto. I was delighted to reunite with my long-lost high school chum, Colleen, and her youngest son, Bennett, who sat for their portrait on Sunday...

Just Sit! sessions for Fall 2014

Dates and details for the Fall 2014 sessions of Just Sit! are all set. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new faces amongst the regular meditators. The first sit is next Tuesday, September 9th. These Just Sit! sessions are all about actually...

Has sewing machine, travels

UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to Toronto. Trust me, this is something worth seeing. Harriet stitches portraits using her sewing machine. Last year when she visited Canada, I had my portrait stitched and was utterly charmed and awed — both...

Take a leap

I met someone yesterday who’s into BASE jumping and wingsuits. If you haven’t seen wingsuits, head over to youtube and search it up and be thrilled. It put me in mind of meditations in which one imagines falling from a cliff in order to cause the...

Deeply concerned hotdogs

I’ve just returned home from a week’s vacation in the peaceful village of Bayfield, Ontario, where all they really need to make a perfect summer beach holiday complete is a Guelph-style coffee shop, with fair-trade beans and free wi-fi. In an effort to...

Summer Sitting in July

Four more drop-in meditations this summer, starting July 8th. Suitable for everyone. Bring your own cushion (chairs available). Learn to sit and just be with whatever arises. When? 7-8pm on Tuesday evenings July 8, 15, 22, 29 What does it cost? Pay what you can Where?...

Hello body! I’m home!

Thich Nhat Hanh is answering questions from his 1 million+ fans on Facebook. (You can like and receive updates from his FB page here.) The first question he answered was, “How do I love myself?” Beautifully, he begins with, “Come back into your body...

Just Be! Summer Sitting

We’re going casual for the summer. Instead of a six-week commitment, June’s four meditation classes will be drop-in! Come along if you’ve started a regular meditation practice and need the weekly encouragement. Come along if you’ve been wanting...

Sharon Salzberg in Guelph

Renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will be giving a talk in Guelph. Come along Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. to St. George’s Church. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Tickets $10, on sale now at the Bookshelf....