Making Canada a More Mindful and Kind Nation

With the Urban Buddhist Monk


To bring awareness of good values in people

To promote physical and mental fitness and mental health

To promote a way of life based on tolerance, concord and kindness

To promote good will and harmony in action, speech and thought

To make Canada the happiest, healthiest, kindest and the most peaceful nation through mindful meditation

To lead by example, as a Mindful Nation, and collaborate with other nations to shape a more Mindful World

Canada 150 Medal and Sesquicentennial Community Award

The Urban Buddhist Monk, Bhante Saranapala, has been honoured with the “Canada 150 Medal and Sesquicentennial Community Award” from the Government of Canada. On behalf of the Government, Hon. Peter Fonseca, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East Cooksville, bestowed  the medal and award to Bhante Saranapala in recognition of his effort in "Making Canada a More Mindful and Kinder Nation" and in recognition of his accomplishments in our community by promoting a diverse and inclusive Canada ??. Bhante Saranapala is one of the 25 recipients of this medal and award in the Mississauga East Cooksville region. A big thank-you to Hon. Peter Fonseca MP and Government of Canada for this recognition with the Canada 150 medal and Sesquicentennial Community Award

Who's Speaking?

Dr. Mitchell Abrams
Dr. Mitchell AbramsCanadian Radiologist / Founder The Dr. Bird Foundation
Ven.Bhante Saranapala
Ven.Bhante SaranapalaGlobal Teacher of Mindfulness Meditation & Founder of Making Canada a More Mindful and Kinder nation
Peter Fonseca
Peter FonsecaMember of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville
Dr. Pankaj Seth, ND
Dr. Pankaj Seth, NDNaturopath and Meditation teacher
Dr. Norman Farb
Dr. Norman FarbLeading Researcher Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Angela Gevaudan
Angela GevaudanTEMA Ambassador, Atlantic Canada

Event Schedule

08 Oct, 2017
1 Registration ..... 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
2 Welcome Ceremony (keynote speech / VIP speech) ..... 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  
3 Making Canada a mindful Nation - Why? And How? Ven.Bhante Saranapala 12.30 PM - 01.15 PM  
4 Neuroscience and Wellness Dr. Norman Farb 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM  
5 Mindful Breath for Mental Health Dr. Pankaj Seth, ND 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM  
6 Mindfulness Break - Coffee / Mandalas & Music ..... 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM  
7 Power of Awareness and Self Care Angela Gevaudan 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM  
8 Power of the Arts and Mindfulness: Stitching the Social Fabric Together Dr. Mitchell Abrams 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM  
9 Group Meditation Session ..... 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM  
10 Closing Ceremony ..... 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

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