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Guided Meditation by Dr. John Stewart: Sun and Waves

Over the years, there have been many requests for Dr Stewart’s guided meditations.

We are pleased to be able to provide you with one of them. Just click on the “play” button and settle back for this lovely 17 meditation, “Sun and Waves”.

How To Quiet Your Busy Mind – Free Online Event

Happy New Year! Perhaps you have been thinking about starting, or refreshing your meditation practice in 2017. If so, here is a free online event from the Chopra Center that may give you the boost you need. Read on to find about this online event! (Don’t delay checking into this – the event occurs this Wednesday, January 11th)


Modern Meditator: How to Quiet Your Busy Mind and Discover Who You Really Are

What’s Being Too Busy or Too Stressed Out to Meditate Costing You?

When we allow ourselves to be ruled by the thoughts and fears of our unsettled minds, we miss out on everything in life that really matters.

We miss opportunities to connect with loved ones, to feel the pleasure of sunshine on our face, to feel our creative energy spark when we watch a child play, or to take in the beauty of nature.

Meditation brings us back and allows us to come more fully into the present moment. It takes us out of our heads, beyond our worries, fears, and judgements and wakes us up to the sweetness and the beauty of our lives.

And it delivers some pretty staggering health benefits, too . . . from relieving anxiety and depression, to improving attention, memory, mental focus, concentration, and overall psychological well-being. Recent research also suggests that meditating – even for just a few minutes a day! – helps counteract age-related loss of brain volume.

But perhaps most significant of all is what world-renowned expert and pioneer of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, says about meditation – that it’s “the simplest and most powerful pathway to discovering who we are and what we’re really here to create.”

Because once you use meditation to quiet the noise around you and connect with your true self, you’ll be operating from that deep place of knowing within you – the place from which you can adeptly solve life’s problems and make good decisions, and feel connected to and supported by universal forces greater than you. So you won’t have to resolve to do anything. You’ll simply use that knowing to confidently create the life you were truly meant to lead.

Yet despite the list of reasons compelling you to meditate, the truth is that it can be hard to prioritize and even harder to master. You might think a journey to “know yourself” sounds hard or even scary. Or that you don’t have enough time or patience to do it. Or maybe you just don’t know how or where to start.

That’s why Deepak has invited his long-time friend, Roger Gabriel, who’s spent the past 40 years teaching more than 10,000 people to successfully meditate, to co-host Modern Meditator: How to Quiet Your Busy Mind and Discover Who You Really Are, a powerful Chopra Center online event on Wednesday, January 11th at three convenient times.

Join the illuminating conversation as Deepak and Roger show you how you can use meditation to support you in creating what you want most in the coming year (and beyond!)

They’ll dispel myths, shatter common misconceptions and provide you with expert insights derived from years of personal practice and teaching . . . so you gain the confidence and know-how you need to successfully integrate meditation into your life.

And you can finally begin to experience its very real benefits, like being present to the  sweetness and goodness that’s always been here for you.

There’s absolutely no cost to register or participate.


Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirming your spot has been reserved. Then closer to the event, you’ll receive specific login details so you can participate from any computer, anywhere in the world.

Then, on Wednesday, January 11th, in just one informative hour, Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel will reveal:

  • The simplest way to start a dedicated meditation practice that thrives – with even the most hectic of schedules.

  • The number-one way to know if you’re doing it right – and how to instantly get back on track when thoughts intrude.

  • How to break through the top barrier that blocks most people from sustaining a meditation practice once they begin it.

  • How to use your meditation practice to fuel your New Year’s resolutions – and effortlessly create more of what matters most to you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel, as they reveal 4 simple, yet powerful steps you can use to integrate meditation into your busy life and use it to:

Retrain your brain – to significantly improve your memory, productivity, mental acuity, and concentration . . . and even boost your immune system.

Become the author of your own life – by increasing your capacity for meaningful change, healing, creativity and personal transformation.

Move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets – and experience calm, clarity, peacefulness…and a whole lot more sweetness and joy in your life.

Join us for Modern Meditator as Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel and make 2017 the year meditation supports you in creating the life you’ve always wanted.


Why are we restless and anxious?

Matt Killingsworth

Are our brains “wired” for anxiety and restlessness, rather than happiness and contentment?

Dr. Matt Killingsworth examines this question and comes up with some surprising answers, at a 2012 TED talk, “Want to be happier? Stay in the moment”

Watch this short, thought-provoking video and see if it changes your mind about mind-wandering !


November “Introduction to Meditation” classes start soon

Nothing in the world

Sound familiar? If you are looking for ways to reduce your stress, increase your sense of calm and relaxation, and improve your overall health, consider meditation.

Research has found that meditation can lower blood pressure, slow heart rate, improve your immune system and promote a good night’s sleep. It also helps improve concentration and focus.

Please join Dr. John Stewart and Bette Hodgins for the November, “Introduction to Meditation.” Classes start Wednesday, November 5 and are held in the Medical Associates Building, Port Perry.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Leaves on a Stream meditation

When we meditate, thoughts and emotions will naturally arise. Try to note them, acknowledge them and just let them “be” without engaging or participating in them. Don’t judge yourself or your meditation as “good” or “bad” …… this is just the way our minds function.

This beautiful eight-minute meditation by Naomi Goodlet offers us assistance in the process of observation and release of thought. And it is particularly timely for the beautiful fall season.

Naomi goodlet



CLICK HERE FOR THE Guided meditation by Naomi Goodlet

Overcome Your Obstacles – A Free Chopra Center Programme

The Chopra Center is once again offering a FREE programme to people who are interested in trying new approaches to old issues in their lives.

CLICK HERE to enroll in a free, four week programme offered by Dr. Deepak Chopra, as he and other experts explore:

  • Relationships
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Success
  • Personal Development


Mindfulness of the Body Meditation

Rick hanson2Many of you know that Dr. Rick Hanson is a favourite of mine. He is a lay Buddhist, clinical neuropsychologist, author and speaker.

In this 15 minute guided meditation, he takes us through a “whole body” meditation that helps ground our awareness through breath and body.

Calming, centering and peaceful, this meditation will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.



How to deal with “Monkey Mind”

“Monkey Mind” – that skittering, wandering, jumping, chaotic jumble of thoughts that constantly arises as we live our lives. Is it possible to stop Monkey Mind? Can we do anything to quieten and calm our restless, ever-changing thoughts?

Take four minutes and hear what Dr. Tara Brach teaches on this topic.