Ongoing Events

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Scheduled Events 2016


Monday Evening Meditation

Where: 36 Vanson Avenue, near Fisher and Baseline.

When: at 7:30 sharp

Fee: No charge. Donations accepted.

Contact: Tryg or Trudy: 613 226-6371 for information and directions


Foundation Practice
Cheryl and Steven Gellman are offering foundation practice on a weekly basis at their home. This will include addressing elements of Refuge, Vajrasattva, Mandala Offerings, and Guru Yoga Meditation.

When: Wednesday Mornings
Time: Sharp

Contact Steven Gellman re intent / more information: (613) 745-0428

Monthly Sangha Meditation and Pot Luck

All are welcome to attend our regular Meditation and Community Pot Luck held on the first Sunday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. We offer an informal meditation session at 5:00 pm, followed by a pot luck dinner. . Please come out and join us. For more information or to RSVP call Gerry at (613) 729-2974 or Cheryl and Steven at (613) 745-0428.

Crystal Staff Board Meetings

Crystal Staff Board meetings are held four times a year and are open to all paid up members of Crystal Staff. Members may attend all meetings and introduce points of discussion if wished. While non Board members may not vote at these meetings they may vote at the annual general meeting.



Practice with Samaya in the West End

Samaya (Beth Gordon) is willing to host a meditation in the west end of Ottawa. Anyone who would like an alternative opportunity to practice. Samaya is an experienced student of Tarchin Hearn and a long-time student of Namgyal Rinpoche, she is also a music teacher and a licenced music therapist. Samaya leads music and meditation workshops from time to time.

For information call 613 829-8536

Breathing Meditation with Strom Eedy.

Strom Eedy can give Anapanasati Meditation instruction to any one who wishes. This is often called breathing or insight meditation (both terms are really misnomers). It has been practiced for over 2000 years, was what the Buddha used for his breakthrough as did Strom’s original teacher Namgyal Rinpoche. It is considered a safe, excellent meditation tool and practiced in some form in practically every school of Buddhism .

Strom lives near Perth, Ontario. He is available Spring through Fall.

Strom 613-259-5703