Intro to Meditation Workshop
Sessions will be held Wednesday evenings from July 11th-July 25th
As the world and our lives get more complex, fast-paced, and chaotic, we hear more and more about the need for mindfulness and meditation. For many of us, mindfulness is trendy but elusive as a concept and meditation can mean anything from thinking deeply about something to trying not to think at all, so what do those words really mean in terms of a more spiritually centered and balanced lifestyle?
If you’re feeling the need for a change in the way you’re living your moments and relationships, and you’re looking for a straightforward and practical guide for introducing meditation into you life, here it is.
We’ll discuss what meditation is and is not, and for those who have been taught to fear meditative practices, we’ll demystify the process, allowing it to become a sacred part of your faith tradition. We’ll talk about the benefits of a regular practice of meditation and why it’s important for you to establish the structure and discipline of a personal program. What is the goal of meditation, how do we build awareness both online and offline, what are the various techniques, and how do they work to help us find the true identity, meaning, and purpose that will bring our lives and relationships into focus.
We will explore Buddhist tradition of Vipassana and Anapansati breath technique, Christian tradition of silent Centering Prayer, and mindfulness exercises to build a personal program. The class will include both discussion of material and the actual practice of meditation and centering prayer sits as part of the workshop.
Sessions will be held Wednesday evenings.
– July 11th
– July 18th
– July 25th