Meditation in Everyday Life
with Ellen Rook
September 26 / 6:00 PM - October 24 / 8:00 PM
Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one's life, revealing our innate stability, strength and clarity.
This first course of the new Way of Shambhalacurriculum, will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives.
Each class allows for open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. The class includes periods of guided meditation, talks, and discussion. Course text is Turning the Mind Into An Ally, by Sakyong Mipham.
Class 1: Introduction to Meditation: Basic Goodness and Becoming Familiar with Equanimity
Class 2: Using Mindfulness and Awareness to Gather the Mind and Work with Emotions
Class 3: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation
Class 4: Willing to Open: The Genuine Heart
Class 5: Meditation as a Transformational Tool for Society