This blog chronicles the activities of a meditation group in Bancroft, Ontario and provides instruction in insight meditation. Meditation concepts are explained in terms of Western psychology and in terms of the Buddhist concepts from which this style of meditation derives. Dr. Alan McAllister, a psychologist practicing in Bancroft, is the author of the blog and the facilitator of the group which meets periodically for 8-10 sessions twice a year.
How to read the posts
The posts are arranged here with the most recent appearing at the top of the page. If you are new to the blog, you might find it useful to start with the first posts. Go to the blog archive on the lower right to access the posts in the order in which they were written.
Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, integrating meditation into daily life can be a challenge. This workshop led by Dr. Alan McAllister will focus not just on how to meditate but on how to establish a practice that is integral to your life. As a foundation for this practice, a five factor model of meditation (the P.E.A.C.E model) will be developed and explored.
The workshop is sponsored by the Bancroft Family Health Team and is open to residents of North Hastings without charge. The workshop will be held at 19 Oak Street each Tuesday evening 5:00 to 6:30, starting April 26th and running for eight weeks until June 14th.