MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
starting Saturday, February 21st, 2014
Facilitated by Theodore Tsaousidis
“Mindfulness is about paying attention, moment by moment, without judgement or criticism. It is about letting go of the past and the uncertainty of the future.”
This four-week course is based on the new mind-body sciences and the work of John Kabat Zinn who specializes in using mindfulness meditation to empower individuals in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. We will learn the ancient techniques of sitting meditation, walking and movement meditation, and other mindfulness practices which we can then incorporate into modern daily living — allowing us to live a more skilfull and joyful life.
Dates: February 21 & 28 March 7 & 14 (Saturdays) 2015
Cost: Offered by dana/donation (according to your means)
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Snow Lion, 708A Pape Ave.
*Pre-registration for this course is required. Please email Theodore to arrange a brief consultation to determine whether this course will be appropriate and beneficial for you at this time.
Theodore Tsaousidis has been practicing meditation and psycho-spiritual healing for the past thirty years. Born in a rural community in Greece and immersed in a tradition of village healers, he has always been innately connected with nature and spirit. His work encompasses shamanism and traditional healing practices. He has been a student of Buddhism for the past three decades and continues to study under traditional teachers in Zen and in Tibetan Buddhism. Theodore is the principle guide of both the Toronto Mindfulness Community and Medicine Buddha Toronto. He is a Buddhist teacher as authorized by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. His teachings and healing workshops are informed by current mind-body research as well as “engaged Buddhism” which serves to bring environmental and social activism into everyday life.
For more information about Theodore’s work please visit:
March 21st, 2015 – One-Day Mindfulness Retreat with Theodore Tsaousidis
“Mindfulness is the cultivation of Active Presence through disciplined practice which enables us to enter into a space of pure observation or awareness. With time and practice we develop the ability to be present to thoughts and emotions as they arise. We learn to sit and observe without judgment – or the compulsion to react. As we sit without judgment, we develop clarity of mind. We learn to see through habits and conditioning that have gathered around us over time and experience. We learn to see through these distortions to the unique sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise moment by moment from our own embodied experience. We see who we truly are.
When we see the depth of ourselves, we are empowered to make choices that are authentic to us.”
- Theodore Tsaousidis