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Welcome to the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre established in November 2014.

Please take a few minutes to read the following carefully.

Oakville Zen is a casual and friendly Zen meditation group and it is free. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and Zen philosophy, please go to our hub mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca/) for more information including all the teaching blogs (called Dharma talks).

Mondays 7:30 pm

- Arnaud's Home (Zendo) 2433 Lakeshore Rd East Oakville**

- Skype: the link to join will be sent to you around 15 minutes before the session

Wednesdays 7:30 pm

- Maple Grove United Church 346 Maple Grove Dr. Oakville **

Saturdays: 10:15 am

- Maple Grove United Church

**Our meditation session usually lasts for 40 to 45 minutes followed by a Dharma Talk
then Q&A.

If you are a new member, please come 15 min. before the session start to introduce yourself and for a short introduction.

If you have any questions about our meditation sessions please reach out to:

Gaurav Batra at gaurav.batra06@gmail.com or 416 452 0546. or

Myself at helloarnaud@gmail.com or 416 565 2433

With an open heart, Kindly yours

https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f64f

G. Arnaud Painvin, MD, Zen Master Ji Gong (Korean lineage)

** Indoor Covid protocol in effect. Bring your own mask.

About Arnaud...

Master G.Arnaud Painvin, MD , F.R.C.S. Canada is the teacher of the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre. Born in Paris France he moved to Canada with his wife following their MD graduation. After post graduation training in Toronto he became cardiac surgeon and practiced in Houston, Boston and Toronto before retiring few years ago. He is married to Catherine. They have lived in Oakville since 1985 and their 2 sons are married.

Following a severe stress-related depression and PTSD in 1989, he decided to explore the therapeutic value of Mindfulness Meditation (MM) based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and took the 6 months formal training in MM in 2001 at the Toronto General Hospital. He was so impressed with the benefits of MM confirmed by psychometric test that he decided to practice daily meditation and started teaching this wonderful therapy since 2002. The therapeutic value of meditation led Arnaud to become interested in the spiritual aspect of it. He started to study Zen Buddhism in 2001 and took the Zen Buddhist Precepts in 2006. In 2013 he received the spiritual transmission from his Korean Zen Master Venerable Hwasun Yangil and became a Zen Master with the name of Ji Gong.

As you may know Zen Buddhism is not based on faith per-se, doctrines, dogmas or scriptures but rather on strong personal spiritual practice based on common sense, down to earth existential philosophy designed to alleviate suffering from self and mainly to others. We do not preach a so called divine truth but just reality and facts and we are not looking to promote our stuff.

Arnaud is practicing and teaching simple, down to earth non ritual modern Zen Buddhism adapted to our western civilization with emphasis on mindfulness Zen meditation called Zazen. He teaches twice per week at the Maplegrove United Church, 346 Maple Grove drive.

Oakville Zen Centre is a 200% team work shared by his wife Catherine in charge of the administration and organization and assisted by our little and very friendly 11 years old Shih Tzu dog called Zap in charge of the welcome. Zap is a great Zen Master (see blog #1 in www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca).

Our little dog Zap repeats what I always say about being a 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 is to try to help others with their daily struggles the best I can thru the practice of mindfulness meditation and the teaching of Zen Buddhism philosophy".

For more information about Zen and meditation please go to our hub web site www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.meditationandcontemplation.ca/). It includes a bio, contact and all the teaching blogs called Dharma talks (teaching)

Clicking on "photos" you will find our logo and motto

Thanks you all.

Upcoming events (5)

Oakville Zen Meditation Maple Grove United Church

Maple Grove United Church

Hello, Welcome to the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre established in November 2014. Please take a few minutes to read the following carefully. Oakville Zen is a casual and friendly Zen meditation group and it is free. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and Zen philosophy, please go to our hub mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca/) for more information including all the teaching blogs (called Dharma talks). Saturdays: 10:15 am - Maple Grove United Church **Our meditation session usually lasts for 40 to 45 minutes followed by a Dharma Talk then Q&A. If you are a new member, please come 15 min. before the session start to introduce yourself and for a short introduction. If you have any questions about our meditation sessions please reach out to: Gaurav Batra at [masked] or[masked]. or Myself at [masked] or[masked] With an open heart, Kindly yours https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f64f G. Arnaud Painvin, MD, Zen Master Ji Gong (Korean lineage) ** Indoor Covid protocol in effect. Bring your own mask.

Oakville Zen Meditation - Skype Session +Arnaud home

Online event

Hello Welcome to the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre established in November 2014. Please take a few minutes to read the following carefully. Oakville Zen is a casual and friendly Zen meditation group and it is free. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and Zen philosophy, please go to our hub mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca/) for more information including all the teaching blogs (called Dharma talks). Mondays 7:30 pm - Arnaud's Home (Zendo) 2433 Lakeshore Rd East Oakville** - Skype: the link to join will be sent to you around 15 minutes before the session **Our meditation session usually lasts for 40 to 45 minutes followed by a Dharma Talk then Q&A. If you are a new member, please come 15 min. before the session start to introduce yourself and for a short introduction. If you have any questions about our meditation sessions please reach out to: Gaurav Batra at [masked] or[masked]. or Myself at [masked] or[masked] With an open heart, Kindly yours https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f64f G. Arnaud Painvin, MD, Zen Master Ji Gong (Korean lineage) ** Indoor Covid protocol in effect. Bring your own mask.

Oakville Zen Meditation Maple Grove United Church

Maple Grove United Church

Hello Welcome to the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre established in November 2014. Please take a few minutes to read the following carefully. Oakville Zen is a casual and friendly Zen meditation group and it is free. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and Zen philosophy, please go to our hub mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca/) for more information including all the teaching blogs (called Dharma talks). Wednesdays 7:30 pm - Maple Grove United Church 346 Maple Grove Dr. Oakville ** **Our meditation session usually lasts for 40 to 45 minutes followed by a Dharma Talk then Q&A. If you are a new member, please come 15 min. before the session start to introduce yourself and for a short introduction. If you have any questions about our meditation sessions please reach out to: Gaurav Batra at [masked] or[masked]. or Myself at [masked] or[masked] With an open heart, Kindly yours https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f64f G. Arnaud Painvin, MD, Zen Master Ji Gong (Korean lineage) ** Indoor Covid protocol in effect. Bring your own mask.

Oakville Zen Meditation Maple Grove United Church

Maple Grove United Church

Hello, Welcome to the Oakville Zen Meditation Centre established in November 2014. Please take a few minutes to read the following carefully. Oakville Zen is a casual and friendly Zen meditation group and it is free. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and Zen philosophy, please go to our hub mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca (http://www.mindfulnesszenmeditation.ca/) for more information including all the teaching blogs (called Dharma talks). Saturdays: 10:15 am - Maple Grove United Church **Our meditation session usually lasts for 40 to 45 minutes followed by a Dharma Talk then Q&A. If you are a new member, please come 15 min. before the session start to introduce yourself and for a short introduction. If you have any questions about our meditation sessions please reach out to: Gaurav Batra at [masked] or[masked]. or Myself at [masked] or[masked] With an open heart, Kindly yours https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f64f G. Arnaud Painvin, MD, Zen Master Ji Gong (Korean lineage) ** Indoor Covid protocol in effect. Bring your own mask.

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Oakville Zen Meditation Maple Grove United Church

Maple Grove United Church

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