101: Learn to
Science has proven that
meditating actually restructures your brain and can train it to concentrate, feel greater compassion, cope with
stress and more. That's great, but how do you do it? Is it hard? If I meditate in any certain way, am I going
against my religion? How do you know if you've really "gotten" it? Meditation is a personal practice and one size
does not fit all. If you are having difficulties, perhaps you haven't found a technique that suits you. What you
need is a sampler of techniques to try on for size!
Join us for a meditation sampler series. You will be shown
different techniques by Peace Center Staff. Students may bring pillows, blankets, mats or whatever else they would
like for comfort. All classes are taught as mental exercises that have shown to be beneficial to the individual
regardless of religious persuasion (or lack thereof).
Tuition: $100 for the
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The Vertical Drop
After a brief introduction to the series, Margo will lead the group to "begin at the
beginning, with using our breath to find our meditation starting place. After practicing some breathing
techniques used by the mystics throughout the ages, we will allow our breathing to take that vertical
drop to the deeper spaces of consciousness, known as "The Silence."
A guided meditation is when
your imagination is lead on a particular journey with the purpose of achieving healing and realizations
through purposeful contemplation and reflection. The idea is to let go of any thought you may have and allow
your subconscious mind to follow the words that are spoken. Many people prefer guided meditation over
self-directed practices. Learn a step by step introduction to this powerful practice.
Nature and Walking meditation (weather
Violent children became amazingly peaceful and centered
after practicing these techniques on a nature walk. You can too. Weather permitting we will practice our
techniques on the flower gardens of the neighborhood. Also this evening we will present the peace walk
technique as taught by Thich Nhat Han.
For those who are tired of
"sitting around and doing nothing" in their meditation, try some estatic dancing and move rhythmically
into blissful states of awareness! Wear loose clothing and bring water.
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