Transitions Studio
244 Grantham Ave
2nd floor, north door
St Catharines ONĀ  L2M 4Z4
Thursdays 7-9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio

If we learn how to meditate correctly we shall be able to attain deep inner peace in this life and future lives. Even if we have meditated for many years there are still things we can learn that help improve our ability to control our own mind. Controlling our mind is the main purpose of meditation. With a controlled mind we shall be able to forebear any hardship with a calm, clear, and peaceful attitude. With an uncontrolled mind we experience frustration, anger, fear, and despair. Challenging situations become almost unbearable. Therefore, we need to learn to meditate correctly so that our live is both happy and meaningful.


Establish a Goal

Apr 28

Find the Object of Meditation

May 5

Developing Concentration

May 12

Avoiding Distraction

May 19

Sustaining Effort

May 26



We can learn how to choose happiness. Unfortunately, we are very accomplished at ‘choosing’ unhappiness. Buddha indicated that the real purpose of human life is to attain permanent happiness. The path that leads to such an extraordinary result, is to gradually increase the frequency and duration of pure and happy minds. Every day is an opportunity to increase these inner qualities. Since our life is short, we cannot afford to waste any opportunities we have to improve our mind!


Can We Really Choose to Be Happy? Jun 2
Being Kind & Considerate Equals Happiness Jun 9
Transforming Our Hardships Equals Happiness Jun 16
Transforming Our Daily Activities Equals Happiness Jun 23
Following a Spiritual Guide Equals Happiness Jun 30