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The Padakun Centre is the single research centre for the exploration and promotion of contemplative walking. Based on the work of Innen Ray Parchelo, Padakun strives to gain and share understanding for the benefits of walking as a contemplative experience and practice.

Friday, 3 April 2015


This coming week will mark the final session for the CORE program we initiated this year and the start up of the Managing Chronic Condition program (MCCM), which is a re-working of the Change Your Mind (CYM) program we have been doing for over 10 years. Each group has its own purposes and character. The CORE group has been intimate and hard-working. The MCCM group will be larger and more practice focussed.
As I experiment with new and varied ways to provide instruction, I am learning the essentials for this kind of training. When I began, almost 30 years ago, I stuck very close to certain teaching and theoretical models, mostly what is called “mindfulness-based stress reduction”. In these years since then, I have run up against the clear limits of that approach and endeavored to introduce new elements drawn from other sources. Those who have done CYM will be familiar with our use of Constructive Living, for example. The curriculum continues to grow and change, and I think we have come a long way since the first programming. The result has been better and more rich programming for participants.

There are still a few spaces in the upcoming MCCM group and the later CYM group (scheduled for Wednesdays, starting April 29) has lots of space. If you would like to learn more or to register, contact me.               

Yours , on purpose,                               
Mindful Living in Renfrew County ....What’s got your attention?

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