Why is it important for everyone to meditate?
Meditation is coming to the fore of mainstream consciousness in the west – and for good reason. Much of the stress and unhappiness we live with on a daily basis comes from the fragmentation of our attention caused by the flood of stimulus from the outside world. Perhaps worse is the fact that our own internal thoughts hijack us continually, and we find that we cannot keep our minds on the task we’re doing or the person we’re with.
We pay a huge price for living this way: we aren’t present to our own lives. The good news is that we can change.
This ongoing class that will teach you how to grow and develop your own meditation practice. Everyone can benefit, no matter how much or how little experience you have had. Our focus will be to develop stability of mind and ultimately clarity of awareness. The techniques we will use are simple and effective. They can be done standing up, sitting, or lying down. The key is relaxation.
The techniques of shamatha practice that we are using come from the teachings of Alan Wallace, brought to Wisdom’s Heart over the last three years by master meditator Douglas Veenhof.
Resident Teachers Lindsay Crouse, and Rick Blue will lead the course this summer.