Meditation 101

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!

Schedule

Registration

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Course Fee

$20/session to help support direct costs, including space rental, Dharma materials, and administration.

Shantideva members: $18/session. 

If you pay for the entire course at once, the fee is discounted 10%.

(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)

About the Facilitator

Snehy Gupta’s quest for enduring happiness began in high school, when she read a passage from Oedipus Rex: “And none can be called happy until that day when he carries his happiness down to the grave in peace.” This search revived in earnest 18 years ago when Snehy began to study Buddhist philosophy, yoga and Vedanta. Meditation also became a critical part of her study and practice. Snehy also cites this quote from the Kularnava Tantra as best capturing her approach to learning: “Just as a bee seeks honey from many flowers, seek teachings everywhere.” Of all her teachers, Snehy is profoundly devoted to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and regards him as the joyful inspiration for all her efforts to learn and share. She says, “Dharma is a jewel in my life and I am very grateful to have found something so rare and precious to share with everyone.” Snehy’s background ranges from a Ph.D in agricultural economics to investment banking to teaching yoga, and also includes a husband, acquired many years ago.

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