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Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind into an Ally
with Jay Stewart
April 5 / 9:00 AM - April 5 / 1:00 PM
“With an untrained mind, we live most days at the mercy of our moods. There is a different approach to our lives. We can wake up to our enlightened qualities: unconditional love and compassion; uninhibited, total ease with ourselves; a clear and sharp mind.” - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to meditation, as well as those wanting to refresh their practice. Based on the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, this workshop presents how “peaceful abiding” meditation enables us to cultivate our mind’s inherent stability, strength and clarity. It includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice: good sitting posture, how to relate with the breath as the object of meditation, what to do when thoughts come up, and starting a regular home meditation practice.
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If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.
Jay started meditating in the mid-1970s as a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. She first sought meditation as a way to deal with emotional issues and daily struggles, and has assessed her mediation practice by its genuine effects on her life: does it work?
For twelve years, Jay has taught meditation classes in the Shambhala tradition. She is married and the mother of three adult sons plus grandmother to Adam. Retired, she is devoted to practicing visual art; she also teaches meditation to students at Reed College. Jay enjoys building a vegetable garden and is an avid reader.