Introduction to Meditation Course

Meditation Training

Mind is the ocean…thoughts are the waves

September 12, 19 & October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018

   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 six week training can benefit those who wish to begin a meditation practice and also serves those who want to support an ongoing practice. The short periods of guided meditation practice enable participants to gain 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 and other selected readings.

Course facilitator is Dianeah Wanicek. For more information: call her at 767-1034.

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A MEDITATION COURSE

March 14, 21 & April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018

   Wednesday evenings 7:45 pm

Through meditation one begins to train and sharpen the mind, reduce stress and live in a more deeply peaceful way with oneself and with the world. The right practice of meditation can hold physical and mental health benefits for the practitioner.

You are welcome to join us this spring for a six-week training in meditation. The course is designed for those who wish to begin meditating or perhaps enrich an ongoing practice. Sessions will include short talks, opportunities to practice a variety of basic methods, and time for questions.  Robert Pryor, a practitioner of meditation for over 30 years will be the instructor. Mingyur Rinpoche’s book, The Joy of Living will be used as a basis for the techniques introduced.

There is no fee for this course, but donations to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center are appreciated. For more information please call 937-767-1034.

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A MEDITATION COURSE

January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7 and 14, 2018

   Wednesday evenings 7:45 pm

Through meditation one begins to train and sharpen the mind, reduce stress and live in a more deeply peaceful way with oneself and with the world. The right practice of meditation can hold physical and mental health benefits for the practitioner.

You are welcome to join us this winter for a six-week training in meditation. The course is designed for those who wish to begin meditating or perhaps enrich an ongoing practice. Sessions will include short talks, opportunities to practice a variety of basic methods, and time for questions. Linda Potter, a practitioner of meditation who has been on frequent silent meditation retreats, will be the instructor.

Bhante Heneploa Gunaratana’s book Mindfulness in Plain English will be used as a companion text. January 10 Introduction, chapters 1 and 2
January 17 Chapters 3, 4 and 5
January 24 Chapters 6, 7 and 8
January 31 Chapters 9, 10 and 11
February 7 Chapters 12, 13 and 14
February 14 Chapters 15, 16 and Afterword (in updated and expanded edition)

There is no fee for this course, but donations to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center are appreciated.

For more information please call 937-572-9077.

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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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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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