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Reflection Circles are a safe space for connecting with your self and others in an atmosphere of respect and awakening to your authentic life through exploring mindfulness practice, creative expression, and discussion

Reflection Circle Guidelines

  • Creating an atmosphere of freedom, safety, and respect
  • Respecting each others' ideas, opinions, feelings, & questions
  • Working to see that everyone feels the freedom to participate or pass
  • Respecting confidentiality

This Week's Themes

Weekly Circles

Meditation Circle

Join us to learn about meditation and supporting each other in becoming more mindful. Each week begins with a check-in about our experience of the past week, then a meditation practice is introduced and guided for 15-20 minutes of practice, followed by an opportunity to discuss any questions or insights. Each week we’ll explore a different mindfulness practice including breath awareness, guided imagery, artistic expression, and other activities that the group wishes to learn together.  No experience necessary – whether you are new to meditation or already engaging in regular reflection, having the support of a group can help to strengthen your practice.

  • Tuesdays from 4:30-5:20pm, starting on Tuesday, May 7
  • Location: MUSC 302, except for June 4 in MDCL 2248
  • Contact: Jeff at jdruery@mcmaster.ca

Body, Mind, Spirit Circle

Exploring Integrated Living

A supportive space for sharing about our journeys, questions, and ideas about spirituality and authentic healthy living. Whether you are looking to explore your spirituality or following a specific spiritual path we can learn from each other in an atmosphere of respect and openness. Try out practices for wholistic living such as meditation, creative expression, journaling, hiking.

  • This group will resume in September
  • Contact: Marybeth at Leismb@mcmaster.ca

Mindful Movement Circle

A safe space for authentic and free-flowing movement. Journey via music and guided movement meditation inward towards your own truth, then outward to discover how to bring this new glimpse of yourself into daily life. Join us in the deeply liberating practice of shedding imposed expectations about how you should move and instead listening to the wisdom of your own body and allowing it to guide you in your own way of moving. No experience needed, just a willingness to move and let go into the moment.

  • This group will resume in September
  • Contact: Marybeth at Leismb@mcmaster.ca

Creativity Circle

A supportive space for sparking the flame of your creative fire. Join us to...

  • Discuss our thoughts on and experiences of creativity
  • Challenge each other to stretch ourselves in listening to and following our inner voice
  • Connect into our center, here gaining strength that flows out into authentic being and acting
  • Reflect on life and meaning as we seek to integrate creativity and spirituality

Whether you are already an accomplished and engaged creative artist, or are beginning to explore your creative journey for the first time, this group has something for you. Learn from each other to live all of life creatively, whether through an artistic medium or through how you raise questions and engage society and your inner life. Possible areas of expression include visual arts, writing, drama, music, living life, activism, meditation, etc.

  • This group will resume in September
  • Contact: Marybeth: Leismb@mcmaster.ca