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Experience the beauty of the heart. Come try it for yourself and discover the joy of Meditation.

Our group offers a simple and effective system of heart-based meditation. Experience an online guided meditation session for yourself ( http://heartfulness.org/ ).

Join us for an introduction and answers to your questions, or email us at vancouver.bc@heartfulness.org or use the Meetup messaging function.

All are welcome to try this meditation method. There is no charge for meditation. Email us for an introduction at one of our weekly group meditations on Sunday at 9:00 AM or Wednesday at 7:30 PM at 3605 Commercial St, Vancouver, or for any questions that you have. There are also other group meditations in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Fort Langley on a weekly basis.

https://youtu.be/I37ZFn1-X_s

Read about our best-selling book "The Heartfulness Way" (https://theheartfulnessway.com/ca/)

Hearfulness website (http://en.heartfulness.org/)

Try a guided relaxation as a preliminary to meditation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuiV395xI4I)

Find a Meditation Centre Worldwide (https://heartspots.heartfulness.org/)

How to find our centre - Map (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/3605+Commercial+St,+Vancouver,+BC+V5N+4G1/@49.2524874,-123.0700854,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x548676ad0c465079:0xd78c139bd0a954e7!8m2!3d49.2523334!4d-123.0682293)

Links to YouTube channel; meditation app; free digital emagazine (https://heartfulness.org/en/forever/)

For more information please contact: vancouver.bc@heartfulness.org

or message Paul Sigmundson using Meetup, or use the "Find a Meditation Centre Worldwide" link above, to locate and connect with a trainer near you.

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Connect With a Personal Trainer

Online event

Register: hfn.link/english Love is one of the most powerful feelings in the world. We search for it everywhere. But why look outside for what we can find within? Deep within our heart lays the source from which love emanates. Heartfulness practices connect us to that source thereby helping us find love, joy and harmony within ourselves. Heartfulness Meditation through a 3-day virtual course with a personal trainer. Dates : 4, 5 & 6 Dec 2020 Time (choose any one slot): 8 AM | 11 AM | 5 PM | 8 PM 45 mins each day Register here - hfn.link/english Our trainers will contact you on 3 Dec 2020.

Human Rights Day, Womanhood, and Peace – A fireside chat with Amandine Roche

Watch Live on FB Heartfulness GLOW https://www.facebook.com/HeartfulnessGLOW Watch Live on YouTube Heartfulness GLOW https://youtube.com/HeartfulnessGLOW This webinar commemorates the United Nations International Day of Human Rights (which falls on December 10th). Amandine Roche would chat about human rights, womanhood, peace, efforts towards peacebuilding, and our attitudes and actions towards the same. A true path towards human rights and refining our understanding and approach to establish peace is through refining and fine-tuning the nature of our heart’s qualities. Amandine would draw from her personal and professional experiences, working as a peacekeeper and mindfulness expert in Afghanistan among other nations, thus enriching our understanding of this. Speaker: Amandine Roche, is a United Nations Human Rights and Women’s empowerment expert with 20 years of experience in conflict contexts across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Her professional experience is focused on human rights, democratization, education, media, and gender/youth empowerment. Amandine has participated in 20 peace processes around the world. She worked with Afghan refugees in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala (India), South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma (Kenya), Syrian refugees in Zaatari (Jordan), and Palestinian refugees in Beirut (Lebanon). She spent a decade in Kabul and is the founder of the Amanuddin Foundation in Afghanistan to promote yoga/meditation among prisoners, women, soldiers, Taliban, and kids. Amandine studied meditation with the Dalai Lama, Amma, Karmapa, Goenka, and Deepak Chopra. She is a yoga and meditation teacher specialist on mindfulness, emotional intelligence, compassion, neuroscience, and conscious leadership. She created the inner peacekeeping program to offer the tools of inner-peace to humanitarian and refugees suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD in the Middle East. Amandine Roche is also an award-winning author, photographer, explorer, public speaker, social entrepreneur. For more information: www.amandineroche.com www.amanuddinfoundation.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xH4CRYZyB0 https://vimeo.com/user8907785/review/304597957/9256d18f06 Key takeaways An overview of the Declaration of human rights of 1948 The most important human right Is Peace a Human Right? How to align our attitudes and actions towards peace? An experiential session of Heartfulness Relaxation & meditation Who Should Attend Those who would like to be inspired with a deeper understanding of Human Rights, Peace, and what it means to us at this juncture in our civilization.

Featured Webinar: Compassion on the Spiritual Way

On your computer

One of our previous online webinars, no longer live. This webinar lasts about 55 minutes. Tune in any day or any time despite what the limitations of Meetup's scheduling allows: https://heartfulness.org/webinar/pearl-webinar-archive/contemplation-leadership/ We’re living in a world of several crisis and divisions: ecological, economical and spiritual. How to address these issues? How can contemplative practices (e.g. meditation, mindfulness, yoga, etc.) be critical for us to develop an open mind and a compassionate heart, especially if we are in leadership positions? We will explore some of these questions and reflect on some examples of compassionate leaders that are creating better organizations and a better world for all of us. Vasco Gaspar works as a Human Flourishing Facilitator. Certified mindfulness teacher (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute), he is also part of ACEL (Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership), a project from the Mind and Life Institute that aims to accelerate the development of a new generation of leadership capable of collective innovation and creativity.

No Worry, Chicken Curry: A Puppet-centered Approach to Stress Reduction

Watch Live on FB https://www.facebook.com/HeartfulnessPearl/ Overview and Key takeaways Young or old, at points in our lives, we all get stressed out. In North America and other parts of the world we are approaching the holiday season that are both full of joy and celebration, but they can also generate tensions connected to general concerns, unrealistic expectations, materialism, family separation or isolation due to the pandemic, among other sources. In a lighthearted but meaningful manner intended for children and families, we will bring awareness to potential stress creating scenarios that occur not only around the holiday time, but also in our daily lives. We offer solutions through communication and relaxation tools to help gain perspective during these potentially stressful times. While discussing how to disarm life’s daily tensions with host Lakshmi Aravind, guest speaker Petra Kixmöller is interrupted by a child-like puppet, The Little Yellow Guy. The puppet is pumped up and excited about the upcoming holiday season and is also full of worries and doubts about what to expect, and what others are expecting of him during this intense time. The three enter into a discussion and a demonstration on how to calm down, recognize behaviours, and pursue solutions. The Little Yellow Guy does his best to listen and, among other things, learns to meditate. Speaker : Tim Gosley Tim Gosley’s four decades in puppetry have included being the festival director for Puppets for Peace in Victoria, B.C. He is a Gemini Award winning puppeteer on TV series including the Muppets Fraggle Rock and he was Basil Bear on Canadian Sesame Street. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Gosley He creates his own live shows for both families and adults using different puppetry techniques. He has just completed an Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at The University of Victoria where he has created The Heart Coffer: A Puppeteer’s Quest for the Universal Heart. Tim’s demo reel: https://youtu.be/jxFiFPtQ4bU The Little Yellow Guy is Tim’s alter ego. He was the host for Puppets for Peace. He’s performed in several of Tim’s shows and has been a guest at numerous charitable events. People want to know if he is a weasel, a gopher or what? He is, in fact, just The Little Yellow Guy. Speaker : Petra Kixmöller is an actress and teacher.She is originally from Germany but lives now with her family in Victoria on Vancouver Island BC. In their home they have a little theatre where they host concerts, plays, workshops and puppet shows. In 2003 she started practicing Heartfulness Meditation and became a trainer in 2016. One of her passions is doing creative work with children as well as staging plays with them. She has been to India several times and she loves being out in nature and going for walks with her friends and her dog, Maple. Who Should Attend The young and the young at heart who want to explore stress & meditation techniques in an entertaining way.

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