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This next session will expand on the practice of meditation. If you missed the first session, don't worry as we will be reviewing enough to get you going in this second session.

Please R.S.V.P if you plan to attend. There will be coffee and refreshments.  Feel free to bring your favorite treat to share with the group.

If you are able to sit on the floor, please bring a mat or blanket to get the most from your experience.  If not, chairs will be available.
Join our Meetup Group, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Google+ and Twitter to receive regular updates about our free sessions.

Insignia College is offering a series of free sessions over the next few months to empower individuals interested in using the practice of meditation to be more mindful in their daily lives, leading to less stress, more contentment and a more enriching life. The sessions are presented in manner such that it applies to all religions, faiths and scientific beliefs, allowing you to benefit without having to change your belief structure or feel alienated from your beliefs and your religion. Where possible, references and examples are cited from the major religions of the world, however, since meditation and mindfulness was first documented in detail in Buddhist philosophies, Buddhist teachings will be used as the basis for explaining the fundamental principles. Many courses and lessons are offered to assist people in learning the practices of meditation and mindfulness, however, most do not approach it from a point of view which enables people to practice it the real world. In most cases, the focus is on the theory, history and different methods, with little focus on the desired goal. These sessions are intended as a community service by Insignia College if you are interested in spending a bit of time exercising your mind to enrich your life.

The interactive sessions are presented by Dr. Chris Sellathamby, who considers himself a “Researcher of Life”, who has been studying meditation and mindfulness for the past 5 years in an attempt to understand how best to maximize our serenity and our contribution to the Universe during our short existence in this world.

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As part of its community service sessions, Insignia College is giving a seminar on the various points to consider when buying a new computer.

Do you understand all the computer jargon sales people use (GHz, GB, MB, Mbps, DRAM, VRAM, SSD, HD, SD, USB, uSD, etc.)?  Do you wonder why some computers cost a few hundred dollars and some a few thousand?  Do you know what's inside a computer and what use it is?  Do you know what you need to do the things you want to do so you don't pay a lot for things you don't need?

Well, if you answered "No" to any of the above questions, attend the seminar and get your questions answered by an expert.  The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Chris Sellathamby, who has been appropriately given the title of "Computer Whisperer" by our students.  Dr. Sellathamby will give a brief overview of computer hardware and software, and provide recommendations on how to purchase a computer and get the most for your money.  Feel free to stay after the seminar and ask Dr. Sellathamby any specific questions.

The seminar cost is $10 per person payable in cash at the door.  Free for present and former students and staff of Insignia College.

Please R.S.V.P if you plan to attend. Attendance is limited so please do not R.S.V.P if you are unsure of attending.

Join our Meetup Group, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Google+ and Twitter to receive regular updates about our free sessions.

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Insignia College is starting its series of free sessions again at its new location to empower individuals interested in using the practice of meditation to be more mindful in their daily lives, leading to less stress, more contentment and a more enriching life.

The sessions are presented in manner such that it applies to all religions, faiths and scientific beliefs, allowing you to benefit without having to change your belief structure or feel alienated from you beliefs and your religion. Where possible, references and examples are cited from the major religions of the world, however, since meditation and mindfulness was first documented in detail in Buddhist philosophies, Buddhist teachings will be used as the basis for explaining the fundamental principles.

Many courses and lessons are offered to assist people in learning the practices of meditation and mindfulness, however, most do not approach it from a point of view which enables people to practice it the real world. In most cases, the focus is on the theory, history and different methods, with little focus on the desired goal.

These sessions are intended as a community service by Insignia College if you are interested in spending a bit of time exercising your mind to enrich your life.

The interactive sessions are presented by Dr. Chris Sellathamby, who considers himself a “Researcher of Life”, who has been studying meditation and mindfulness for the past 6 years in an attempt to understand how best to maximize our serenity and our contribution to the Universe during our short existence in this world.

First session: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

April 13 happens to be a very auspicious day.  It is the Sri Lankan New Year.  As such, coffee and refreshments and a special Sri Lanka treat will be served after the session.

Please R.S.V.P if you plan to attend. Attendance is limited so please do not R.S.V.P if you are unsure of attending.

If you are able to sit on the floor, please bring a mat or blanket to get the most from your experience.  If not, chairs will be available.
Join our Meetup Group, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Google+ and Twitter to receive regular updates about our free sessions.

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In this sixth session in our series, we will discuss some of the scientifically and medically documented facts about mindfulness and meditation, followed by a 45 minute meditation session.

We will be meditating on the floor (for those of you who are able). Please bring something to put on the floor to sit on, such as a yoga mat, cushion or towel, if you prefer not to sit on the carpet. In the spirit of “universal light,” there is a sense of purity if we dress in white. So for those of you who are able to wear something white (at least a white top), please do so.

Please R.S.V.P through Mind Growers Society Meetup, email (info@insigniacollege.com) or phone (250-381-7733) if you plan to attend. There will be coffee and refreshments. Feel free to bring your favorite treat to share with the group.

+Insignia College is offering a series of free sessions over the next few months to empower individuals interested in using the practice of meditation to be more mindful in their daily lives, leading to less stress, more contentment and a more enriching life. The sessions are presented in manner such that it applies to all religions, faiths and scientific beliefs, allowing you to benefit without having to change your belief structure or feel alienated from your beliefs and your religion. Where possible, references and examples are cited from the major religions of the world, however, since meditation and mindfulness was first documented in detail in Buddhist philosophies, Buddhist teachings will be used as the basis for explaining the fundamental principles. Many courses and lessons are offered to assist people in learning the practices of meditation and mindfulness, however, most do not approach it from a point of view which enables people to practice it the real world. In most cases, the focus is on the theory, history and different methods, with little focus on the desired goal. These sessions are intended as a community service by Insignia College if you are interested in spending a bit of time exercising your mind to enrich your life.

The interactive sessions are presented by Dr. +Chris Sellathamby, who considers himself a “Researcher of Life”, who has been studying meditation and mindfulness for the past 5 years in an attempt to understand how best to maximize our serenity and our contribution to the Universe during our short existence in this world.

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+Insignia College  in Victoria, BC offers Pet First Aid course for caring pet owners.  Visit http://insigniacollege.com/certificates/pet-first-aid/ for more details.

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We will be starting a new set of sessions again in June.  We have had requests  from those who missed the first few sessions inquiring if we would repeat them.  So we have amended the format of the next session to start a bit earlier for those who want a review of the first few sessions.  As such, a review will be given from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  For those of you who attended the first few sessions and do not wish to participate in the review, you can arrive at 6:45 p.m. for only the new material and a 45 minute meditation.  The new material will include a historical view of mindfulness and meditation.

We will be meditating on the floor (for those of you who are able).  Please bring something to put on the floor to sit on, such as a yoga mat, cushion or towel, if you prefer not to sit on the carpet.  In the spirit of “universal light,” there is a sense of purity if we dress in white.  So for those of you who are able to wear something white (at least a white top), please do so.
 
Please R.S.V.P through Mind Growers Society Meetup, email (info@insigniacollege.com) or phone (250-381-7733) if you plan to attend.  There will be coffee and refreshments.  Feel free to bring your favorite treat to share with the group.

+Insignia College is offering a series of free sessions over the next few months to empower individuals interested in using the practice of meditation to be more mindful in their daily lives, leading to less stress, more contentment and a more enriching life. The sessions are presented in manner such that it applies to all religions, faiths and scientific beliefs, allowing you to benefit without having to change your belief structure or feel alienated from your beliefs and your religion. Where possible, references and examples are cited from the major religions of the world, however, since meditation and mindfulness was first documented in detail in Buddhist philosophies, Buddhist teachings will be used as the basis for explaining the fundamental principles. Many courses and lessons are offered to assist people in learning the practices of meditation and mindfulness, however, most do not approach it from a point of view which enables people to practice it the real world. In most cases, the focus is on the theory, history and different methods, with little focus on the desired goal. These sessions are intended as a community service by Insignia College if you are interested in spending a bit of time exercising your mind to enrich your life.

The interactive sessions are presented by Dr. +Chris Sellathamby, who considers himself a “Researcher of Life”, who has been studying meditation and mindfulness for the past 5 years in an attempt to understand how best to maximize our serenity and our contribution to the Universe during our short existence in this world.

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Now that we have a basic understanding of mindfulness and meditation, and we have been practicing at home for a few weeks, in this session we will learn about some specific practices that may help us as we move forward. We will start by meditating on the floor (for those of you who are able). Please bring something to put on the floor to sit on, such as a yoga mat, cushion or towel, if you prefer not to sit on the carpet. In the spirit of “universal light,” there is a sense of purity if we dress in white. So for those of you who are able to wear something white (at least a white top), please do so. We will also demonstrate some techniques which can be used before and/or after meditation to promote relaxation and healing, such as the use of a Tibetan singing bowl. Be prepared report back on your successes between sessions and to take your shoes off (bare feet preferable) to better connect with our earth and each other.

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In this third session, we will spend more time meditating and also have an interactive discussion on what we should expect to experience during and after meditation. In addition, we will evaluate how we can recognize if our meditation is improving our level of consciousness.

Please R.S.V.P through Facebook, email (info@insigniacollege.com) or phone (250-381-7733) if you plan to attend. Similar to previous sessions, refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring your favorite treats to share with the group.

+Insignia College is offering a series of free sessions over the next few months to empower individuals interested in using the practice of meditation to be more mindful in their daily lives, leading to less stress, more contentment and a more enriching life. The sessions are presented in manner such that it applies to all religions, faiths and scientific beliefs, allowing you to benefit without having to change your belief structure or feel alienated from your beliefs and your religion. Where possible, references and examples are cited from the major religions of the world, however, since meditation and mindfulness was first documented in detail in Buddhist philosophies, Buddhist teachings will be used as the basis for explaining the fundamental principles. Many courses and lessons are offered to assist people in learning the practices of meditation and mindfulness, however, most do not approach it from a point of view which enables people to practice it the real world. In most cases, the focus is on the theory, history and different methods, with little focus on the desired goal. These sessions are intended as a community service by Insignia College if you are interested in spending a bit of time exercising your mind to enrich your life.

The interactive sessions are presented by Dr. +Chris Sellathamby, who considers himself a “Researcher of Life”, who has been studying meditation and mindfulness for the past 5 years in an attempt to understand how best to maximize our serenity and our contribution to the Universe during our short existence in this world.

That was an incredible turn out for our last event on Mindfulness and Meditation! Looking forward to seeing you all again and getting to know you better. Also, I hope to see more people attending as we move along. Please bring your friends. The third session in this series will be on Thursday, April 9th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Thank you to those of you who offered to bring a treat to share at our next session. Any others who would like to bring something to snack on, please feel free to do so. Similar to the previous sessions, we will be providing refreshments.
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