Introduction to Meditation Course

Meditation Training

Mind is the ocean…thoughts are the waves

November 1, 8, 15, 29 & December 6, 13 2017

   Wednesday evenings 7:45 pm

In meditation practice one trains and sharpens the mind by clarifying confusion and reducing reactive habitual mental patterns. This deep natural clarity is always present right along with the sometimes crazy waves of a busy, noisy life. Finding our innate natural clarity brings a wider more skillful view to the real challenge of living effectively in this present age.

This 6 week course is useful for those who wish to begin learning about meditation as well as for those who want to support an ongoing practice. The periods of meditation practice are guided and span a shorter period of time while meditators gain a familiarity with what they can sustain without frustration. Discussion and inquiry follow each session. During the course we will refer to the book, The Joy of Living, Unlocking the Secret & Science of Happiness, by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

Course facilitator is Dianeah Wanicek.

 

 

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Medicine Buddha sm with sig

Wednesdays, 7:45 – 9:00pm

Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 2017

This course will be focused on introducing meditation practices.  Emphasis will be on developing a practice that can continue between and beyond meetings. Those interested in beginning a practice or those wanting to strenghten an ongoing practice are welcome.

Optional text:  Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life by Ezra Bayda

There are no fees or pre-registration required. Donations to the Dharma Center are appreciated.  This course will be lead  by Katie Egart; for more information zen(at)ysdharma.org

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Introduction to Meditation, a 6 week course

March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19
Wednesdays: 7:45 – 9:00pm

Meditation is a wonderful way to begin to understand your own mind, live more authentically and begin to create peace within yourself and with those you come into contact with everyday. There can be many benefits from meditation, both physically and mentally.

We welcome you to join us for these 6 weeks of meditation training. The course is designed for those with no meditation experience or those who want to further enrich their practice. Each class will include short talks, meditation practice, and periods for sharing your experiences and asking questions.

We will be using the book, Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana as the core of what is being shared. Reading can enrich your experience, but reading is not required to benefit from this course. During the course, there will also be readings from the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on mindfulness meditation.

There is no fee for this course, but donations to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center are appreciated. This course will be taught by Linda Potter.

                       For more information please contact Linda at 937-572-9077

 

 

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