Oakville Zen Meditation

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Zen Master & Dharma teacher G.Arnaud Painvin MD and Late Catherine Painvin MD are pleased to welcome you. We are providing mindfulness meditation classes 3 times per week which includes silent sitting meditation followed by teaching called Dharma talk and finally Q&A and discussion.

You have access to all Dharma Talks since November 2014. We are open to everyone and our classes are free. For more detailed information about our meditation classes you can find out more About Us.  If you are interested in joining our mailing list please Subscribe to our newsletter below.

Short quote from late little dog called Shih Tzu who was one of my best Zen Master:

“ I am not special, not dogmatic, do not walk on water, don’t take myself too seriously, make mistakes all the times and enjoy wonderful questions and challenges from students so I can learn from them. My job and joy is to try to help others with their struggles the best I can through the practice of meditation and the teaching of Zen Buddhism philosophy”.

As you may know Zen Buddhism is not based on faith per-se, doctrines, dogmas or scriptures but rather on strong spiritual practice based on daily mindfulness meditation, understanding down to earth existential philosophy and practice, both of them designed specifically to alleviate our suffering and its 3 main sources ( desire/I want, hatred / I don't want and delusion/illusion), and, finally, based on pure common sense. We do not preach a so-called divine truth but just factual realities of life and their subsequent wisdoms. Finally, we are against any proselytism, that is to say, to convert people's beliefs such as religious, political or others.

Everyone is welcome ...

Dharma Lecture

477 Awareness: The essence of meditation Dec. 2 -23
    The essence of meditation The essence of meditation can be summarized in 1 word: awareness. Incorporating active awareness in one sentence:  Meditation is the practice of mindfulness-based active awareness to experience the surrounding realities of the present moment.  ...
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476: Why it is so hard to meditate regularly Nov. 25 23
 Why is it so hard to meditate every day? Our Western culture is imposing on us to be busy. Our ego also loves to be busy because it implies “ I am indispensable, important, I am not lazy, and I don’t want to be bored”. To the question “ How are you doing? most of […]...
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475: Letting go Nov 19th 23
                                   Letting Go This is Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching about the practice of nurturing serenity using letting go...
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473 Emotional suffering Nov. 12 23
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