An Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola

January 8th—January 29th

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What is mindfulness meditation all about? What is it based on? The four foundations of mindfulness are the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation—a guide to how we can understand the principles of mindfulness and practice it with precision.

We will look at how meditation helps us relate to our mind, enabling us to be present with the simplicity and immediacy of experience. We will explore the four foundations of mindfulness both from a contemplative and intuitive approach, as they were presented by the founder of Shambhala, the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche:

Mindfulness of body

Mindfulness of life

Mindfulness of effort

Mindfulness of mind

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is most suitable for those who maintain a regular meditation practice.

Our Generosity Policy: We have a policy to make our programs accessible to everyone. If the program price is an obstacle, please offer whatever you can.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price” of $105.

Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.  Any amount offered above the Program Price is considered a charitable donation to the centre, and will be included in a tax receipt issued by email in February of the following year.

Shastri Bozica Costigliola has been a meditator and member of Shambhala since the early 1980s. She is a former co-director of the Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre and was appointed a shastri (senior teacher) in 2016. She is also involved in prison outreach at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.