DEEPENING PRACTICAL MEDITATION - with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw and Valerie Spironello - MARCH 1 to MARCH 22nd

Event Date: 
March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This month we will practice mindfulness and introduce the 5 Forces of Meditation and Mind Training.  By adding these to each day, you naturally become more aware, happy, kind, healthy and wise.  These sessions are great for beginners and will provide new approaches and deepening for those experienced in meditation.

Each week will be led by either Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw, a former Tibetan Buddhist nun, author,  founding director of The Centre for Compassion & Wisdom and Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Group, or Valerie Spironello, a palliative care social worker and life-change wellness counsellor.

Cost:          $60 for 4 week series
Location:  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3455 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON

Advance registration is required.   Please register by FEBRUARY 28th.  To register, please email Katie Keenleyside at or phone 905 296-3728 and leave a voicemail.

Payment:   You may pay by cheque or cash at the door on the first night of the series.

We wish everyone to feel welcome to attend. If you are experiencing financial restraints, please phone 905 296-3728 to request a bursary.

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw:. Dekyi-Lee is co-author of 16 Guidelines for Life, now in 6 languages and developer and master trainer of Transformative Mindfulness self-healing methods, offering telecourses and facilitation training internationally. She is the Founding Director of The Centre for Compassion & Wisdom and also a former director of Lama Yeshe Ling Tibetan Buddhist

Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW, trained as a social worker, has discovered the importance of looking at life’s challenges from a holistic approach. As a social worker & wellness counsellor, she has a specific interest in the use of mindfulness meditation in talk therapy. Val has been studying meditation and energy healing for 10 + years. She is a certified Five Tibetan Yoga instructor and has co-facilitated training for Transformative Mindfulness and Mindfulness and Practical Meditation facilitators with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw. As well, she has trained with teachers Kumar Jeeva,and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Having worked in health care, Valerie is also skilled to assist those in the helping professions to identify and create plans for dealing with Compassion Fatigue and is committed to supporting others in living well in Body, Mind and Spirit.  (


Holy Cross Lutheran Church
3455 Lakeshore Rd (just west of Walker’s Line)
Burlington, ON L7N 1B5
Phone: (905)-296-3728