Youth as Agents of Change:Facilitating Effective Action Through Mindfulness

Thursday, Nov 5th, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Youth As Agents of Change series continues with this third installation: “Facilitating Effective Action through Mindfulness” on November 5th at 12pm-1pm via Zoom.

Our modern life pulls our attention in many directions, creating stress. Learning how to still our busy minds and focus deeply on one task at a time is a training in mindfulness. We learn how to care for our bodies and minds, and this helps us grow our capacity to care for the earth effectively. It also helps us manage stress and thrive while living an engaged life in challenging times. 

Join KWIC with guests Alana Jacobson, member of True Peace Sangha, and Ghan Chee, founder of True Peace Sangha, to lead us in a brief mindfulness practice followed by a discussion on the ways that resting and mindfulness bring us closer to each other and the earth.

Register via Eventbrite by November 4 to participate. Zoom details to be sent via registration email November 4. Registration link:

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Speaker Bio:

Ghan Chee founded True Peace Sangha, a meditation group in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at U. of T. some 20 years ago. She is a lay member of the Order of Interbeing, a community dedicated to transmitting the practice of mindfulness in daily life. A passionate gardener and seed-conserver, she continues to mentor and support practitioners, while nurturing her vision of a sustainable life in Cavan, Ontario.

Alana Rodger Jacobson has been practicing mindfulness meditation with True Peace Sangha since 2016 and has been a meditation facilitator with True Peace since 2018. She finds the practice to be incredibly beneficial in helping her manage stress and feels very supported by the diverse and caring community of fellow practitioners. She wishes she had found the community during her Bachelors and Masters degrees but feels grateful to be able to learn and apply the practical skill of mindfulness which has made such a positive impact in her own life and in the lives of others.



Host Bio:

Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) is a grassroots not for profit that has been around in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough for more than 30 years. KWIC connects people to global issues and local initiatives through opportunities that can change how we understand the world and foster equitable and sustainable communities in Peterborough and the Kawartha area. Our three key program areas are Community Education, Youth & In Schools Program and Nurturing Small and Emerging Projects. Learn more by visiting us at


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