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The Ailsa Craig Arts Centre is very pleased to be able to offer the community the opportunity to study the practice of meditation with Peter Piasecki and Valerie Andrews; two life long practitioners.
We offer this 8 week session at a modest cost only to help pay for the facility. Peter and Valerie are happy to volunteer their experience to teach and share the meditation practice with others.
People may bring mats or decide to sit on chairs to meditate.
So to prepare for the first session, we ask you to please sign up at www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca so we can anticipate numbers. All are welcome.
Valerie and Peter have offered to host a "tea session" after meditation for social purposes and to build community. Please join in for discussions on interesting topics related to health, meditation, food and nutrition.
Members: 8 weeks $15
Non members: 8 weeks: $20
Peter Piasecki is an enthusiastic lifelong practioner of meditation. He was introduced to Zen Buddhist Meditation in the 1970’s while living in Poland. In the 1980’s he met a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and followed these teachings for over 20 years. Peter started teaching meditation in the 1990’s in Edmonton, AB. He found the Tibetan teachings, personally, very useful but felt the methods might feel foreign to novice Western meditation practioners. He felt an inner pull to search for methods that would be simple, non-denominational, not mixed within a cultural context and that any person would find easily accessible. After moving to Calgary, AB and opening a yoga studio he continued teaching and practicing meditation while his search for a simple direct method continued. In 2015 he attended his first 10 day silent Vipassana Retreat in Ontario. He continues to practice Vipassana meditation.
Peter compares meditation to a ‘gym for the mind’. In his classes he offers tools to work with the mind and to help the practitioner establish positive and solid meditation practice. There is no dogma or specific beliefs linked to his approach. Participants are encouraged to try the tools, evaluate their experience and choose what is useful and working for them.