The cost of the class is $25 by PayPal.
We start Monday, April 8th.
It’s a 10 day class: Monday through Friday. Then take the weekend off. Then Monday through Friday again.
Who is this class for:
For anyone interested in beginning a meditation practice and/or for those whose discipline is waning and/or you just want to hang out and chit-chat with like-minded peeps 🙂 All are welcome. You don’t need to know anything about meditation. You can be anywhere, anyplace, in your life, spiritually or otherwise.
Well, you can endlessly Google the health benefits of this. For me, it’s often been about learning how to stay in the present moment (learning not to get carried away by intense emotions) so when the going gets tough (which it often does), we have a practice under us, that we can return to. There’s also a spiritual component for me.
Breaking it down a little more, what this class could help you with:
1. grounding, getting back in the body
2. getting to know your own mind, observing what it does
3. increased ability to get in touch with/feel Spirit/Source Energy in your life
But how this happens is by meditating. By doing it.
**Think of this two week time period as a mini-retreat even as you go about your daily life. Mini-retreat mindframe: greater awareness of self and surroundings, heightened senses, deeper thoughts, and delving into what a meditation practice could mean for you.
That said, expect nothing 🙂
It is a drop-in course. You decide how much you want to participate in discussion. I post materials (i.e inspirational quotes, poems) for us to ponder, questions you may “research” on your own, optional homework assignments.
I will post meditation times when I will be sitting but you can sit at *any* time that suits your schedule HOWEVER sitting daily (anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes) is suggested. You may even sit twice 🙂 Last time it got hard to schedule my sitting times due to my fluctuating schedule, but I’ll try again.
Sitting together, whenever possible, has value because when people sit together they raise their vibration (according to Edgar Cayce).
The class will be a Secret Group, a safe, private space to discuss our experiences with the practice.
The value of this class for you depends on your participation. You may not get much out of it unless you “practice,” unless you sit.
(And I’m not talking about hour-long sits. I’m talking about 5 min, 10, 15, 20….).
There is no “right” or “wrong” in this class.
It’s about making adjustments and seeing what is there, in your mind, in your body.
And to do this practice together, with support. Community.
I will not inundate you with links or book titles but choose from my library. Food for thought. This class is an antidote to Jupiter in Gemini and the wild information age that we live in. Again, think of it as a retreat.
There will be optional homework but I haven’t decided the form of it yet. Whether it will be active (i.e. meditative walks) or mindfullness exercises or answering simple questions to share with me or the group
The first time we did this class, it was structured like this:
Week One: will focus on grounding meditation. Being in your body. Being in the present moment. I will likely use Pema Chodron and Katagiri Roshi as our guides
Week Two: will focus on what I call “spiritual” meditation, and will use material from the Edgar Cayce Readings.
I’m not sure if I’m going to keep this structure or do something else. We shall see!
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org