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Inspiration & Resources

Crisis Support

Canadian Crisis Centres
1-833-456-4566 (24/7) or text 45645 between from 4 pm to midnight ET

Vancouver Island Crisis Society
1-888-494-3888

 

Mindfulness-based & Buddhist Resources in BC

BCALM: BC Association for Living Mindfully

University of Victoria: Multifaith Centre

University of Victoria : Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

Victoria Shambhala Centre

 

Victoria Insight Meditation Society

 

Mindfulness Victoria (Thich Nhat Hanh Group)

Victoria Zen Centre

 

Hollyhock Retreat Centre

 

Stowel Lake Farms (Retreats)

 

Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery (BC)

 

Vipassana Meditation Centre of BC

 

Your Mind and You (Pamela Dangelmaier)

 

The Art of Dialogue: Mindfulness at Work

 

Yoga Resources in BC

Ajna Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Sacred Sleep Yoga

Whit Hornberger Yoga + Meditation

Kelly Yaskiw Yoga

Deva Daru Yoga & Healing Arts

Salt Spring Centre for Yoga

Yasodhara Ashram (Nelson)

The Doghouse Yoga (Comox Valley)

 

Yin Yoga: Bernie Clark (Vancouver)

 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga West: Nicola Mosley

Fine Balance Yoga - Nicole Marcia

Do Yoga with Me

Storyoga

Additional Amazing Resources in BC

Dr. Gabor Mate

Dr. Kristin Schnurr (ND) - Little Bird Farm & Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Maria Payne Boorman (ND)

 

Carly Forest

 

Dr. Randy Kerr - Chiropractor

 

David Laurin - Osteopathy and Athletic Therapy

Rechelle McLean - Acupuncture/Massage

 

Kathleen Campbell - Massage

 

Shauna Janz - Sacred Grief

Meredith Withers Counselling

Tamara Mortimer Counselling

 

Echo Healing (Lisa Kurytnik)

 

Human Nature Counselling Society

 

Monica Kingsbury Counselling

Awakening Heart Counselling - Kim O’Leary

 

Dea Parsanishi (Counselling)

 

Sean Frey Counselling

 

Hillary Leighton Counselling

 

Pearce Hanh – Wellspring Therapy

 

Dream School – Toko-pa Turner

 

Citizen Counselling

 

Seraphina Capranos - Herbalist, Ritualist, Homeopath

 

​ Mindfulness-based Resources in Canada

 

Foundations of Applied Mindfulness at The University of Toronto

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (Toronto)

A Mindful Society Global Institute

Mindfulness Toronto

Toronto Mindfulness Community

Ottawa Mindfulness Community
 

​​Buddhist Meditation/Retreat Centres/Teachers in Canada
 

True North Insight

Insight Meditation Retreats - Norman Feldman and Molly Swan
 
Sakyadhita Canada - Association of Buddhist Women

True Peace Toronto (Thich Nhat Hanh Group)

Toronto Zen Centre

Theravada Buddhist Community of Toronto

Tisarana Buddhist Community

Dharma Centre of Canada

 

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

The Consciousness Explorers Club

Pema Chodron (Gampo Abbey)​

The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education

 

Pascal Auclair

 

Dawn Mauricio

 

Daryl Lynn Ross

 

Melina Bondy

Roxanne Dault

 

Yoga Resources in Canada

 

New Leaf Yoga

 

Yoga Outreach

 

Union Yoga +Wellness (Toronto)

Yoga Therapy Toronto

Yoga Space (Toronto)

 

Ester Myers Yoga (Toronto)

Coaching with Cline (Norwood)

River Sound Retreat – Jill Davis (Fergus)

Yoga with Adrianne Walker

Shangrila Yoga (London)

Joshua Lewis (PEI)

Nature Space Resort (PEI)

Calgary Ashtanga Yoga School - Jeff Lichty

Harmony Ashtanga Yoga

 

Lydia Zamorano Yoga (BC)

Additional Amazing Canadian Resources

Rachael Frankford (Counselling/Trainings)

Rory Nicol Counselling

 

Dharma Praxis: Ronit Jinich (The Living Room Meditation group/Counselling)

 

Terri Lynn Graham Counselling

Grace Tallman (Grief Counselling)

 

International Mindfulness-based Resources

 

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness Center at Browns University

Mindfulness and Health Institute

 

Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

 

Mind & Life Institute

The Center Healthy Minds - Dr. Richard Davidson

 

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

The Way of the Mindful Educator - Daniel Rechtschaffen

SMART in Education

 

Mindup for Life

 

Wake up Schools

 

Mindful Schools

 

Mindfulness in School Project

 

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

 

Garrison Institute

 

Still Quiet Place (Mindfulness for Children)

 

Dr. Adele Diamond

 

Susan Kaiser Greenland – Mindful Child

Dr. Daniel Goleman

 

Institute for the Psychology of Eating

 

The Center for Mindful Eating - Dr. Jan Chozen Bays

 

The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom

 

Hakomi International

 

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness - David Treleaven

International Meditation/Retreat Centres/Teachers

Buddha Net – World Buddhist Directory

Insight Meditation Worldwide Centres

 

Shambhala International

 

Zen Peacemakers International - Bernie Glassman

 

Insight Meditation Society

 

Open Dharma

 

Sangha Seva

 

San Francisco Zen Center - Shunryu Suzuki (California)

 

New Camaldoli Hermitage (California)

 

Esalen (California)

 

Indralaya (Washington)

 

Cloud Mountain (Washington)

 

Land of the Medicine Buddha (California)

 

Spirit Rock (California)

 

Dhamma Dena Meditation Center (California)

 

Upaya Institute & Zen Center (New Mexico)

 

OMEGA (NY)

 

Village Zendo (NY)

 

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center (Colorado)

 

Tara Mandala (Colorado)

 

Drala Mountain Center (Colorado)

 

Gaia House (United Kingdom)

 

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Tawya - Sayadaw U Tejaniya (Myanmar)

Northern Insight Meditation Centre (Thailand)

 

Suan Mokh Meditation Center (Thailand)

 

Kopan Monastery (Nepal)

 

The Roots Institute (India)

 

Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram (India)

Amma’s Ashram (India)

 

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

 

Thich Nhat Hanh -Plum Village

 

Christopher Titmuss

Tara Brach

 

The Lotus Institute (Dr. Larry Ward & Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward)

 

Sylvia Boorstein

 

Dr. Daniel Siegel

 

Dr. Rick Hanson

 

Joanne Friday

 

Sharon Salzberg (Metta)

 

Ajahn Chah -Forest Sangha

Jack Kornfield

 

Kamala Masters

 

Jean Ester

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

 

Michelle McDonald (Hawaii)

 

Martine and Stephen Batchelor

 

Robert Thurman

 

Dr. Shauna Shapiro

 

J. Krishnamurti

 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Neem Karoli Baba

 

Ram Dass

 

Joseph Goldstein

 

10 Percent Happier (Dan Harris)

 

Bhikkhu Analayo

 

Bonnie Duran

 

Leslie Booker

 

Jozen Tamori Gibson

 

Anushka Fernandopulle

 

Ruth King

 

Devon and Nico Hase

Brian Lesage

 

Devin Berry

International Yoga Resources

 

Yoga Alliance

 

International Association of Yoga Therapists

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

 

International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams

Self-Realization Fellowship

 

Yandara Yoga Retreats

 

Sarah Powers and Insight Yoga Institute

 

Donna Farhi

 

Judith Hanson Lasater

 

iRest - Richard Miller

 

Susanna Barkataki

 

Suzanne Sterling

 

Off the Mat into the World

 

Hala Khouri Yoga

 

Anne Cushman

 

Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health - Stephen Cope (Massachusetts)

 

Mount Madonna (California)

 

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (Massachusetts)

 

Eddie Stern

 

Linda Thai

 

Dr. S King

 

The Sanctuary (Thailand)

 

Ashtanga Yoga with Sharath Jois (India)

 

The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (India)

 

Yoga Vidya Dham (India)

 

Satyananda Yoga - Bihar School of Yoga (India)

 

Akhanda Yoga (India)

 

Yoga Niketan Ashram (India)

 

Ashtanga Yoga Morjim (India)

 

Purple Valley Yoga Retreat (India)

 

Parmarth Niketan (India)

 

Sri Ma Anandamayi (India)

 

Hridaya Yoga Retreats (Mexico)

 

Haramara Retreat (Mexico)

 

El Estar Yoga (Mexico)

 

Blue Spirit Yoga (Costa Rica)

 

Earth Holder Sangha

Charlotte’s Web Yoga

Additional International Inspiration/Resources/Teachers/Therapists

 

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

 

Julie Teetsov Counselling

Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk

 

Dr. Judson Brewer

 

Bill Plotkin - Animas Valley

 

Dr. Jill Taylor Bolte

 

Brene Brown

 

Coralus

Magogodi Makhene

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

 

Joanna Macy

 

Julia Hill Butterfly

Schumacher College (UK)

 

Wade Davis

 

David Suzuki Foundation

 

Thom Henley

 

Tom Brown Junior

 

Outward Bound

 

Richard Wagamese

 

Mosqoy

 

Jennifer Welwood

 

John Welwood

Thomas Moore

John O’Donohue

 

Krishna Das

 

Deva Premal & Miten

 

David Whyte

 

Mary Oliver

 

Alice Walker

 

Mark Nepo

Francis Weller

 

Martin Prechtel

 

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Sharon Blackie

 

Christiane Northrup

 

Joseph Campbell

 

Ken Wilber

 

Pico Iyer

H.D. Thoreau

 

Julie Cameron (The Artist’s Way)

 

Stephen Mitchell (Translations of texts)

 

Thomas Merton

 

Rumi

 

Hafez

 

Kabir

 

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

I Ching

Mindfulness-based Publications, etc.

 

Wisdom Publications

Tricycle Organization

 

Lion’s Roar

 

Sounds True

 

Access to Insight (Suttas)

Dharma Seed Dharma Talks

Mindful Magazine

 

On Being Podcasts

Mindfulness-Based Apps, etc.

Insight Timer

 

Headspace

 

Plum Village (Mindfulness Bell for Computer)

 

Flux Light

 

Muse

 

Anti-Racism Resources

 

Resources for White People

 

White Privilege – Unpacking the invisible knapsack

 

Anti-Racism Tools

 

White Supremacy in Organizations

 

Resmaa Menakem

 

Layla Saad

 

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Resources

 

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

 

University of Ottawa – Psychedelics and Spirituality Studies

 

University of Vancouver Island - Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

 

Naropa - Psychedelic Assisted Therapies Certificate

 

CIIS – Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research

 

John Hopkins - Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research

 

Ketamine Assisted Therapy Association of Canada

 

Victoria Association for Psychedelic Studies

 

Sabi Mind

 

Fluence Training

 

Numinus Trainings

 

Field Trip Health

 

Therapsil Trainings

 

Chacruna: Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines

 

Rainfall Medicine

 

Roots to Thrive

 

Synthesis

 

Takiwasi (Amazon)

 

Dr. Joe Tafur

 

Dr. Kenneth Tupper (BC)

 

Dr. Elizabeth Call (Therapy)

 

Anja Loizaga Velder

 

Dawn Davis

 

Dr. Gabor Mate

 

Ifetayo Harvey

 

Manoj Doss

 

Michael Pollan

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