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I was in the beer store today looking for something in glass bottles, for a gift. After going to these stores for decades I hadn’t really considered why most of the store is a “cold room “.  The obvious reason is, so that customers can carry beer home that’s already cold!

Is it too much trouble for us to place a bottle in the fridge for a half hour once a person gets home?  I question  whether the energy needed to recycle a beverage bottle or can, or a coffee cup is worth it for a few sips of pleasure. We could have our drinks in other ways, like carry a cup around and pour it from the source of purchase. In our current social environment, that sounds like a fanatical and extreme thought, but the weather is now doing extreme things and our thinking hasn’t caught up.

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For women and men of all ages. An introduction to “Full Spectrum Yoga”. There will be a simple giving thanks opening based on Buddhism’s “Three Jewels”, Some very light asana practice and a silent sitting part, total 60 minutes with time to mingle before and after. No experience required, just an open heart. $20 fee cash at door. If weather is good, the session will be on a large beautiful deck, if not, indoors. More info about the teacher at Http://

Parking on Dundas Street or Brock Avenue. Please register on Meetup in hte Group “Toronto Forty 40 Plus and Still Open” and text to 647 292 5415. Any questions are welcome by talk-phone!

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12 week meditation course / social

What to do with our Body, our Mind and our Hearts, when meditating?  How to sit in silence, unguided, and relax into the confident, humble healing state of True Self?

Join us for this weekly program where we will practice, learn and visit together at Brockton Lofts

4 Sessions Body
4 Sessions Mind
4 Sessions Heart

Each session will include: short presentation, 2 X 20 min practice sets, brief sharing circle and tea time for mingling.

WHEN: Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm and Saturdays 10am to 12pm

                                   WHERE: 20 Brockton Ave – Loft 7, Toronto, ON M6K 1S5

First session available Tuesday August 30 and Saturday September 03 as a limited attendance Drop in for PWYC – Donation suggested $10-$20 or secure your spot by purchasing a ticket at the link below.

Register for 12 week course Now for $210

Register Here!



Bring any piece of music in any form. We’ll deconstruct it’s elements and share our responses and insights. Then, consider how it fits into the broader world of music, sound and life.

After a break well do a musical exercise together and end with a short meditation.

Brockton Lofts, downtown.  To register call Gary at 647 292 5415

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The Dharma Centre’s next Yoga, Meditation and Healing Symposium, November 13-15th, explores the meaning of “Healing” at its root, the relationship of various modalities, how they intersect and what a person can do in a simple way through the yogas of body, mind and heart.

New to these practices? Looking to learn more? Consider joining leaders Aysen Farag, Tony Tavares, Gennie Brukner, Heather Rigby and Gary Justice for this weekend retreat.
For more info or to register: Symposium at Dharma Center of Canada


Symposium I was a great success. We go deeper with Symposium II. Friday July 17 to Wed July 22 at the 400 acre Dharma Centre of Canada in Kinmount Ontario. Join four teachers from healing and yoga traditions to explore Shamanic Healing, Reiki, Yoga meditation and  Ayurveda in a session-packed rural retreat setting with wholesome meals and time to relax.

We will uncover together the underlying healing source of all in its simplest form. Suitable for those new in their path or mature practitioners.

More info & registration at:

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Friday dinner time to Sunday afternoon May 1-3 on 400 acres of blessed land 2 hours from Toronto, at Dharma Centre of Canada.  Empowerment by Lama Lodro, Yoga Meditation daily with Gary Empty Book Justice and presentations from Andrea Olivera, Vivian Osal and Gennie Brukner about how this all fits with Ayurveda, Reiki and Shamanism.

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Tues. Jan 27 at 7:00 p.m. downtown Toronto.

Cooking without recipe at Brockton loft! Learn to cook with freedom and connection – no worries!  Food is fuel and fuel is fun.  We appreciate a wholesome engagement with food, without excess.

Details at:

Oct 14  10:00 to 5:00 at The Centering Space,  59 Cambridge Ave., Toronto
1-day workshop:

Led by Gary Justice and Sham Rang Kaur for Samagra Institute.    SAMAGRA

A practice-oriented meditation workshop exploring the nature of Being.  Straight from where we are  to the essence that moves us.

For Yoga teachers and for meditators  wishing to align a  simple practice  with vast purpose.  We we organize technique then go beyond it to connect with a profound view that is readily available to us.

The day will be spent learning and practicing three simple meditation methods  from Buddhism and Advaita Yoga.   Light  asana and group feedback will round out the mostly-meditation focus.

This workshop is geared to those who have some meditation experience or to any brave soul whose heart is calling!

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Wednesdays September 5, 12, 19, 2012 from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.

This is a 3 week course in the fundamentals of meditation practice.  Depending on the nature of the attendees, this may be replaced with Meditation 202.

The 101 series covers posture, breath and 3 ways to work with mind.   By the end of the first session, participants will have chosen one of 3 methods and will be supported in maintaining a daily practice. Chanting will be used to transition to silent periods and there will be group feedback at the beginning of each session.

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or call Gary Justice at 647 292 5415.

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