Transitions Studio
244 Grantham Ave
2nd floor, north door
St Catharines ON  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


  7:30 – 8:40 PM

with Joanna Cielen

What specifically constitutes a happy life? Most people believe that a happy life arises from such causes as wealth, relationships, possessions, popularity, health, and other worldly attainments. Since the majority of people in developed countries have attained these conditions, then it stands to reason that such people would be the happiest people on earth. Yet we see that there is a high divorce rate, high suicide rate, substance abuse and addiction, and several other problems among these very same people. Clearly these worldly conditions are not the actual cause of happiness. Instead, if we gain control over our mind and make it habitually wholesome and positive, then we shall definitely enjoy a happy life. Learn important advice on how to do this!


Understanding the Mind Jul 1
What is Inappropriate Attention? Jul 8
Practicing Patient Acceptance Jul 15
Cherishing Others Jul 22
Generating Love & Compassion Jul 29




Meditation is a methodology of familiarizing our mind with positive and peaceful ways of thinking. It also functions to identify, reduce, and abandon negative and harmful minds that cause unhappiness and agitation. Everyone can learn to meditate with confidence, because it is a skill that improves with practice.  Find the magical inner power within your own mind that will bring happiness and inner peace to the rest of your life.


Meditation on the Breath Sep 9
Solving Outer & Inner Problems Sep 16
The Role of Mindfulness Sep 23
Clarity of the Mind Sep 30



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.