Note: Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the center's programs are now being offered online only. Other programs may be cancelled. Click here for details.

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!

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. 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.

An email with login information for Zoom will be sent to the email address that you used to register on the day of the event. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you have questions about Zoom or on how to access the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $20/ session, or $90 for all five-weeks
Other offering options: free to $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Readings

If you are a registered student, you may access the readings here on our password protected page. After registering, an online receipt will be sent to the email address that you used to register. The password will be on the receipt. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about accessing this page.

Dana for the Teacher

Shantideva Center makes offerings to all of our teachers using the funds collected through registration. You can give additional support to the teacher and create a stronger karmic connection by offering dana. Please make sure to select the teacher’s name in the dropdown menu. Dana offered is passed entirely to the teacher, but please note that it is not tax-deductible.

About the Teacher

Venerable Amy MillerVenerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.

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