Thurs: Learn to Meditate Series ~ A Beginner’s Class


with Kadam Michelle Gauthier
Thursdays, 10-11am

The purpose of these classes is to help people gain personal experience of inner peace through the practice of meditation, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts so they can be of benefit to those around them. The classes are suitable for people with entry level experience.

mfr-digipak-12-front-cd-shadow_1Series: Meditations for Relaxation
April 6th ~ Inner Peace
April 13th ~ Pure Light
April 20th ~ Inspiration

These three simple guided meditations are forms of breathing meditation that help to calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and well-being. The first is a basic breathing meditation that helps to disengage the mind from the busyness of everyday life and create a special feeling of inner peace. The second combines mindfulness of the breath with visualization, or creative imagination, and leads to a deep feeling of inner calm and purity. The third is a special breathing meditation that combines mindfulness of the breath with the recitation of mantra. All these meditations can be practiced by anyone.

mfkh-digipak-2010-10-front-cd-shadow_1Series: Meditations for a Kind Heart
May 4th: Cherishing Others
May 11th: Taking Away Suffering
May 18th: Giving Happiness to All

These three simple guided meditations will help us to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. The first is a meditation on cherishing others – thinking that others are important, and that their happiness and freedom are important. The second is a practical meditation on compassion – the sincere wish to protect others from suffering. The third is a practical meditation on love – the sincere wish to give happiness to others. All these meditations can be practiced by anyone.

mfcm-digipak-2011-05-front-cd-shadow_1Series: Meditations for a Clear Mind
June 1st: Cherishing Others
June 8th: Taking Away Suffering
June 15th: Giving Happiness to All

An introduction and three simple guided meditations that will help us to experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. The first meditation lays the foundation for meditating on the mind by helping to temporarily overcome physical appearances. The second introduces us to the clarity of our mind, and the third is a meditation on our root mind. Together they lead us on a voyage of exploration of our mind through which we can discover our own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

Class Format: The class begins with a 15 minute guided meditation to relax both the body and mind followed by a short teaching on a particular aspect of meditation. Another 15 minute meditation is guided followed by an opportunity to ask any questions about meditation.

Registration: $25 for the series including the guided meditation CD or $5 per class.
No registration needed, just drop in. This class is free for Monthly Members.