Sunday, July 2
1:00-4:30pm at Yoga Garden
We have all heard that meditation can be helpful in reducing stress and promoting compassion in our lives. But what exactly is “meditation”? Clearing the mind? Transforming our thoughts? Simply observing? And how can we better incorporate meditation practices into our daily lives to ease the suffering of ourselves and the world around us?
In this workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of:
+ how to practice basic forms of meditation, including concentration & insight practices from both Yogic & Buddhist lineages
+ what “mindfulness” really means
+ how meditation relates to your nervous system
+ how to work with meditation during times of emotional & physical pain
+ how mindfulness can help in times of global distress
+ how to start or enliven your own personal home meditation practice
This workshop will be part practice and part discussion. It is appropriate for those brand new to meditation and for more experienced practitioners as well. No yoga experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes you can sit in. Chairs will be provided for those who cannot sit on the floor.