The Brain And Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) will be hosting it's next public lecture with the Center for Neural Dynamics on October 14, 2022, from 4pm-5pm at 850 Peter Morand. The title of this in-person event is on “What is Consciousness, and can we Study it Scientifically?”  

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Paths of Mindfulness: Graduate Research Day

Join us for a fascinating exploration of new research in the field of Contemplative Studies.

Time: Apr 27, 2022 10:00 AM-14:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Prairie Symposium for the Common Good: Ecology and the Common Good

Spirituality and Wonder: A Way Forward in Hard Times.

By Dr. Vallely 

March 24 - 25, 2022

The Prairie Symposium for the Common Good is a new initiative of St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba; Campion College, University of Regina; and St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. The symposium is focussed on the theme of the Common Good. 


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Self-Alterity in Original Daoism: Reflections Through the Lens of Contemplative Studies

The Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies, in Collaboration with the uOBMRI is pleased to present a Free Virtual Lecture

Dates: Monday, March 28, 2022

Time:7:00pm—8:30pm EST

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Sunday Dharma Meditation & Discussion Sessions with Angela Sumegi

Angela Sumegi will lead us in a series of guided meditations and dharma discussions. These sessions are intended to inspire us to continue to learn and practice meditation in a group setting (on Zoom) so that we can slowly train our minds to give us long lasting happiness. We will explore various methods and discuss the benefits and pitfalls that may happen as we deepen our practice. These sessions are open to all at any time; no registration needed. Sessions are free; donations welcome.

Dates: February 13th & 27th

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Jain Scripture Reading Group

Join us! Together we will read the celebrated Jain text composed in Sanskrit in the 7th century.

Dates: every Sunday

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am EST

For more information or to join group, please email [email protected]

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Making the Invisible Visible: Hope & Action Amidst Challenging Times

This free online webinar series featuring three BIPOC speakers explores timely questions related to caring for ourselves, our collective human family, and the planet. They will draw upon their lived experience as Engaged Mindfulness practitioners to investigate how we can name/witness our despair and grief, while simultaneously recognizing, cultivating, and celebrating our capacity to heal and transform.
Dates: February 4, March 11, April 1
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
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Intrinsic Practice: An Online Wellness Method

The Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies, inCollaboration with the uOBMRI is pleased to present a Free Virtual Lecture on on Intrinsic Practice, by Jacques Bradwejn, MD., FRCPC,Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Created by Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, intrinsic Practice is a multi-modal and integrative method that draws knowledge from the neurosciences, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy and spirituality. The practice was developed specifically for anyone who want to enhance their ability to experience happiness and wellbeing.

To attend you must register with this Zoom Registration Link.

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Launch of the Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

Monday, October 3, 2016
Launch of the Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies
Proclamation of Brain Health Awareness Week with Deputy Mayor Taylor

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: 451 Smyth Rd | The Atrium at Roger Guindon Hall
Admission: Free, registration required
Registration:   coming soon

Mindfulness in Medicine Journal Club

Physicians and university (or hospital)-associated allied health care personnel are invited to join us for a bi-monthly evening to discuss experiential - interdisciplinary evidence-based research on the effects of mindfulness in medicine (patient care / professional wellness / medical education). Enrolment is limited and participants are expected to eventually present findings in the research literature to the group. Contact us at [email protected].

Second Conference of the uOBMRI Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

Thursday, April 25, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
550 Cumberland St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8, Canada
The full program and registration page for the 2019 Academy Conference 2019 are now available.

First Annual Meeting of the University of Ottawa Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

Frontiers in Mindfulness: Medicine, Spirituality and Social Justice
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Faculty of Medicine, Amphitheatre A, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
See the Full Brochure (PDF) including speaker program and registration fees.

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