Mindfulness Meditation Courses

Foundations of Practice: Fall 2017
Deepening Practice: Winter 2018

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Foundations of Practice
Three Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Dates: Sept 24, Oct 8 and 22
Times: Sundays, 3-4:15pm
Location: East Yoga
$175 ($150 if register by Sept 15th)
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What is meditation?
Why meditate?

With the current popularity of mindfulness meditation, you might be asking yourself these questions.   Meditation is so much more than feeling relaxed or trying not to think.  This course offers clear insights into what exactly the practice is, how you can build a regular practice (or recommit to one), why you’d want to, and support along the way.

Whether you’re new to meditation, have experience using meditation apps or books, or have had an on-again/off-again relationship with it, this course will give you the foundations you need for a personal meditation practice.

We will use current research in psychology and neuroscience, and the tradition of mindfulness in Buddhism to investigate the questions above, and more.

Features of the course:

  • Foundational mindfulness techniques of meditation of the breath and sound.
  • Meditation postures and guidance with finding the right seat for you
  • Build a daily meditation practice, with tips for staying committed
  • Assignments and readings for between session weeks
  • Group discussion

 

meditation legs.2jpgDeepening Practice
Six Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Dates: TBD
Time: Sundays, 3-4:30

This course builds on the Foundations Mindfulness Meditation Course at East last fall, or your own personal practice.

The course offers an opportunity to deepen and recommit to your daily meditation practice, featuring:

  • Learn the four foundations of mindfulness meditation techniques and concentration techniques.
  • Discover what technique is right for you now through personal investigation and one-on-one work with Jen.
  • Movement practices designed for meditation
  • ½ Day Silent Meditation Retreat at the end of the course
  • Assignments and readings for between session weeks
  • Group discussion
  • Certificate of Completion available
  • Discount on Spring Meditation Retreat

Informed by current research in psychology and neuroscience, and the tradition of mindfulness in Buddhism, we’ll explore such questions as:

How can meditation decrease stress, reactivity and habit?
How can my practice help me impact the world and people around me?
What does “off the cushion” meditation practice look like?
If I meditate, does that make me Buddhist?
What are “engaged” and “secular” Buddhism?

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