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Beginning Meditation

 Beginning Meditation

Beginning Meditation

Jan 08, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays, January 8 – 29, 2020  – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

In meditation we discover how our conditioned minds work and begin to unwind painful habits of struggle and confusion.  By simply engaging with our ordinary experience using the focus of the breath, we begin to make friends with our minds and be present to our lives with greater depth and heart. This process enables us to connect with the  fundamental openness, ease, and compassion of our minds, as well as the ability to embrace all aspects of our everyday life.

This course is designed to help beginners and intermediate meditators establish and strengthen their ongoing practice. It combines instruction in meditation and embodied mindfulness techniques offered in an interactive Q/A format with group practice in brief sessions.  This is an excellent complementary practicum for the Introduction to Buddhism course, but no prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Topics include:

Why meditate?

How do you “do” it?

Posture, presence and embodiment

Gentleness, precision and humor in practice

Working with thoughts and emotions

Overcoming obstacles to sustaining & deepening our meditation

 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  FREE. DONATIONS WELCOME.

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Presented by Nalandabodhi Seattle