Mondays, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7–8:30pm EDT ONLINE
Are you interested in learning how to meditate? Or, are you already familiar with meditation but seeking to gain momentum in your practice? Join us for a five-part introductory class where you will learn meditation techniques and put them into practice in a supportive learning environment.
Meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, reduce pain, and promote ease and social connection. Meditation has to do with how we relate to our own minds. It’s also a cornerstone to developing a wise heart on the spiritual path to enlightenment. Meditation 101 was designed by experienced teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This series provides all the tools you need to build a solid meditation practice.
Several essential techniques will be explained and practiced:
- Breathing meditations
- Mindfulness meditations
- Visualization meditations
- Analytical meditations on topics such as transforming negative experiences into positive ones
Each class will include guided meditation and discussion. Participants are encouraged to try these techniques on their own between sessions and share their experiences and advice with the group. Come see for yourself what time-tested meditation methods can do for your mind!
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom.
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*Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.
Suggested: $20 per session, or $90 for all 5-weeks of the course
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30
The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will apply automatically if you have a membership in MindBody.
Shantideva Center may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By registering for this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. To further enhance anonymity, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using abbreviations.
Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)
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About the Facilitator
Philip Russell is a father, dentist, and fiction writer who lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons, 10 and 15. He has practiced Buddhism since the late 70’s, when he was introduced to the dharma by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Karme Choling in Barnet, Vermont.