Awakening Meditation

Awakening Meditation

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An inclusive, online community exploring time-honored practices that connect to resiliency and inner wisdom

About this event

“You have been searching for Nirvana. You have been looking for God. You have been looking for enlightenment, for awakening….. It turns out that everything you have been looking for is already there in the present moment. And the secret of the finding is to go back to the now.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Inside the Now: Meditations on Time

Become part of an inclusive, online practice community, exploring time-honored practices that connect us to a sense of resilience and inner wisdom during challenging times. While inspired by the Buddhist teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, these simple practices of breath awareness, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and deep relaxation, are also universal practices that provide inspiration and stability to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions. 

Experience a vibrant community of practice to enliven and support your awakening and strengthen your ability to sustain your practice through the challenges of daily life. These experiential sessions offer time to learn the practices, readings and poetry to inspire us, and space for sharing our experiences and insights. Through both our individual and collective awakening, we can bring much-needed insight and understanding to the complex issues that confront our world. Together, we can tap directly into the infinite intelligence and freedom of the awakened mind. 

Facilitated by: Vickie MacArthur, Spiritual Director, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Writer Vickie MacArthur is a lifetime pilgrim on the spiritual path of everyday life, rooted in her Christian, Buddhis,t and yogic communities, walking an inter-spiritual path that honors the depth of all traditions. As a spiritual director, yoga and meditation teacher, and writer, Vickie’s teaching integrates embodied awareness, breath, and spirituality to help bring a sense of healing and wholeness to all aspects of life. Vickie teaches the “art of slowing down and listening deeply” to ourselves, to each other, to our planet, and to the Great Mystery that holds us all. Living into her spiritual name, Divine Oneness of the Heart, Vickie works to build bridges between traditions, and is passionate about creating new kinds of spiritual communities, beyond the confines of religion. With an inter-spiritual heart that sees beyond the surface, Vickie invites others into that intimate space of communion with the wisdom and knowledge at the heart of all the great spiritual traditions.

Check out Vickie’s yoga and meditation classes at

Find Vickie’s writing and upcoming book "A Lotus On Fire: How A Buddhist Monk Ignited the Love In My Heart." at

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.




DATE: Second Thursday monthly (Except August)


ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, once you register, click the link in your order notification email to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

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DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number from your order notification email.

Phone: *1-647-558-0588 (Toronto and area)

*Long distance charges may apply

Outside Ontario:

Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

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