Meditation Series


Fall 2022

Our meditation techniques course is currently on hiatus, but you can access recordings of all four sessions in the Meditation Techniques Playlist on MORSL's YouTube Channel.


February 2022

Once again MORSL will be offering a 4-week online class in learning meditation techniques. Thursdays 6-7 PM in February. Registration is required for each class via myInvolvement. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will receive the details to enter the Zoom meeting room.

Register for: 
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24

This program is eligible for recognition on your student co-curricular record.

See our YouTube playlist for past sessions


February 2021

We're back again offering a 4-week online class in learning meditation techniques. Thursdays 6-7 PM in February. Register online:

Feb. 25 session
See our YouTube playlist for past sessions

December 2020

Meditation sessions to help cope with the stress of of exam period. Rev. Deacon Jonathan Stewart offers two meditation sessions on Zoom, for for students, on Dec. 10 & 17th, 6-7pm.

Listen to a recording of one of these sessionsAudio icon jonathan_dec_17.mp3.

Ongoing Weekly Meditations

Quaker Practice

During the school year, Quaker faith meditations take place every Wednesday at 7:00 pm online on Zoom. Send them a message on their Facebook group's page and keep up with scheduling changes.

What to expect: The essence of the Quaker tradition is that there is something divine in every person. Thus, no need for priests, hierarchy, or dogma; there are atheist Quakers, Buddhist Quakers, Christian Quakers, and more. Quakers meet in stillness and silence: the goal of this practice is to discern our highest truth so we can speak and act from it. Sometimes, it feels right to share something from that encounter with the group. If so, we speak it aloud.

Quaker peace dove

Off-campus Mindfulness Meditation

MORSL's Gnostic Faith Volunteer Jonathan Stewart offers secular meditation sessions on Sunday mornings, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM as part of the Online Mile End Meditation initiative The sessions are held via Google Meet.

MORSL's volunteer facilitator, Devaki Groulx, has been practicing meditation under the guidance of Spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy since 1972 and teaching meditation since the 80s. She is the co-leader of the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre with her husband, Vidura, who is also a volunteer facilitator with MORSL. Their centre hosts free online meditation classes but registration is required. Find out more on their website

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Recorded Sessions with Devaki Groulx: September - October 2020


2019-2020 season

May 2020


April 2020

New series of 3 classes on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm with Jonathan Stewart (Gnostic volunteer), starting October 15, 2019!

A series of Meditation sessions for students, which are great for both beginners and experienced meditators. Two or three meditations per session with a focus on mindfulness, insight, and loving-kindness practices, and time for discussion and questions.

Facilitator: Rev. Deacon Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart is a Montreal freelance writer and editor who's been meditating in different traditions for 20 years. He's meditated and studied everywhere from Christian monasteries to a variety of Buddhist retreats, and he's taken the MBSR course to see it all from a secular perspective. He led meditation classes and taught courses at the Presence Meditation Studio and has a weekly free secular meditation circle for everyone. His primary passion is the Western Wisdom Traditions and he is the meditation facilitator and Deacon for the Montreal parish of the Esoteric and Gnostic Apostolic Johannite Church. He lives in the Mile End with his wonderful wife and his 14-pound cat and he's trying to get more into yoga even though he's convinced himself he can't bend that way.

April 1 session - recorded excerpts (about 13 minutes)
April 8 session  - recorded excerpts  (about 25 minutes)

January-February 2020

Meditation Techniques Series with Vidura Groulx

A series of 4 instructional classes on Tuesdays, from 6:00-7:00 pm
Registration links:
Meditation class #1, January 21
Meditation class #2, January 28
Meditation class #3, February 4
Meditation class #4, February 11

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