A Mindful Society 2018 agenda

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Saturday May 26th & Sunday May 27th – All Day

Location: University of Toronto, Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Conference Keynotes, Presentations, Workshops, Community Connection and more

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the University of Toronto, A Mindful Society 2018 will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre. Enjoy panel discussions, keynote presentations, case studies, community gatherings, mindfulness practice and more. Join over 800 people from over 15 countries and explore 20+ hours of optional contemplative practices, 40+ workshops and 60+ speakers.

*Full agenda, speakers, workshops, and posters will be announced January 2018. To view last years 2017 conference agenda please click here.


*Optional Workshop with Dr. Shauna Shapiro Friday, May 25th, 2017 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event: Deepening the Art and Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Shauna Shapiro, world-renowned researcher, author, and pioneer in the field of mindfulness and compassion, will be offering a full day workshop training session for those interested in going deeper. This workshop is available to add to your conference package upon registration.

*For detailed agenda please click the “Workshop” button above


Dr. Shauna Shapiro Pre-conference Workshop

Deepening the Art and Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion

Friday, May 25th, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price: $200

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being. Drawing on practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness as well as revolutionary research in neuroscience, we will explore the transformational power of meditation. We can discover how the weaving together of lovingkindness and mindfulness supports us in healing and living a joyful and meaningful life. In this workshop, you will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including lovingkindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement. You will also learn about new research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives. We will become familiar with specific practices and techniques for cultivating greater joy, ease, wisdom and compassion, and learn to integrate these into our daily lives.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation and how to deepen our connection with the beauty and mystery of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in applying mindfulness to their lives, including healthcare, education and business professionals.

Recommended reading: Shapiro and Carlson, The Art and Science of Mindfulness; Salzberg, Lovingkindness.

Facilitator Brief Bio: Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland and the World Council of Psychotherapy.


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