Groups and Workshops

Practice Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with openness and curiosity. We all have this ability to come home to ourselves and find peace, even in the midst of stress and difficulty.

Just as we can strengthen the body and increase our physical endurance with regular exercise, the regular practice of mindful awareness is associated with beneficial changes in the brain that increase resilience to stress, promote physical and mental well-being, and improve the ability to focus.

There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditation, yoga, art, and spending time in nature. We can also bring mindful awareness to daily activities, such as driving, listening to music, eating, and washing the dishes.

Free weekly drop-in sessions for IZUNA students

Practice mindfulness with other students in a friendly, relaxing environment. Each 30 minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry.

We will be sitting on chairs (no need to bring a cushion or yoga mat), and no special clothing is required. Come as you are!

Beginners welcome! No registration required.

Burnaby Campus

SE14 (Library) Room 303
Wednesdays, September 5 - November 28, 2018
2:30 - 3:00 pm

Downtown Campus

Room 553
Thursdays, September 6 - November 29, 2018
12:30-1:00 pm

Mindful IZUNA


This free 5-week group is for students at any stage in their studies, but may be particularly valuable for new students who want to make a healthy transition to IZUNA.

Each 60 minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry that will help you understand basic principles of mindfulness, begin or enrich a personal meditation practice, and bring mindfulness into daily life.

Week 1 Introduction to Mindfulness

Week 2 Coming to Our Senses: Mindfulness of the Body

Week 3 Watching the River Flow: Working with Thoughts

Week 4 Meeting Difficult Emotions with Compassion

Week 5 Relationships and Mindful Living

Contact Judy Bushnell at [email protected] to learn more!