Leandro Palacios

Mindfulness Meditation | True Listening Meditation

Leandro Palacos

Leandro leads meditation sessions and presents lectures at Toronto Centre Place. Leandro's approach draws together his background in Computer Science with his interfaith spiritual exploration, primarily in Christianity and Buddhism, as well as his interest in mythology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy of mind. Leandro's certifications include Applied Mindfulness Meditation (University of Toronto) and Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health Commission of Canada).

Mary Jean Belrose

Drum Circle

Mary Jean Belrose

Mary Jean lives in Port Elgin, Ontario where she facilitates a community drum circle every Friday night for all ages. She has completed Level 2 training with Circles of Rhythm in Calgary, AB where she previously lived and was first introduced to drumming. It was there that she saw that the drum circle offered far more than just drumming to make music. People are drawn together in community while spirits are lifted. Participants learn about themselves and the opportunity for transformation and spiritual connection is opened. Our creative inner child is freed and burdens are lightened. Mary Jean also enjoys gardening and is passionate about creating whole foods plant-based meals.

Kerry Richards

Labyrinth Walk | Meaningful Conversation

Kerry Richards

Kerry is one of the Creating Connection team founders. He is a Conversation Meetup group facilitator. His journey has been one of broadening inclusiveness that has vastly informed his progressive ministry in Community of Christ as an Administrator. He upholds dialogue as a sacred practice of mutuality within community. He recognizes ecumenism as a blessing that leads us all into relationships of peace. He has found the labyrinth to be sacred space.​

Susan Trimble

Tai Chi

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Susan will lead this class. To improve her health and fitness, she began studying Wu style Tai chi in 1993 at the London Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council.

John Hamer


John Hamer

John is the coordinator of the History, Theology, and Philosophy Meetup each week at Toronto Centre Place (streams live every Tuesday at 7:30 Eastern at CentrePlace.ca). A historian and professional mapmaker for numerous academic presses and museums, John lectures on a wide variety of historical and philosophical topics with a special focus on Medieval and ancient worldviews. John also serves pastor of the downtown Toronto Community of Christ and as president of Sionito Group of Charities which provides social housing in Toronto.