240 Scott St  L2N 1H1
Main Entrance, west side of building. (upstairs)
Thursdays 7:30 – 8:40 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio


THURSDAYS   7:30 – 8:40 PM

with Joanna Cielen

Everyone experiences problems and unhappiness at various times throughout the course of their life. When such problems loom large in our mind we find it hard to think of much else. While it is clearly impossible to avoid all difficult situations, it turns out that through training the mind in Buddhist meditation we can learn to see those troubling situations in a different light and learn to use them to our advantage. Discover the ancient practice of “transforming adverse conditions into the path” and learn to live more skillfully, meaningful, and yes, even happily. 


Understanding the Mind Jun 30
Cutting Inappropriate Attention Jul 7
Practicing Patient Acceptance Jul 14
Learning to Cherish Others Jul 21
Generating Love & Compassion Jul 28


If you are attending in person,

you may pay at the door.


Daily life can be filled with tasks that sidetrack us on our spiritual journey. Often our day is filled with activities that keep our homes and families operational. As well, our job may leave us feeling overwhelmed with no time to develop our spiritual practice. This course will explore the wise ways of the Bodhisattvas. Each week we will find practical solutions to developing a meaningful life through the ways of these wise spiritual teachers.


What is a Bodhisattva & What Can We Learn From Them? Aug 4
Practicing Giving & Moral Discipline Aug 11
Mastering Patience & Effort Aug 18
Developing Concentration & Wisdom Aug 25
Integrating These Practices Into Daily Life Sep 1




There are many methods, including meditation, for improving our human nature and good qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. Discover for yourself Buddha’s timeless wisdom and path to permanent inner peace.