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2018 Special Series

Maturing A Meditation Practice

A mature meditation practice isn't about how often you sit, how long you sit, or how deep you go when you sit, or even how calm and blissful you feel when you sit.

Most of us have had the experience of sitting and feeling so good yet still getting annoyed when the neighbor's dog starts barking and intrudes on our meditative zone. Or, we walk into the kitchen after a great meditation and totally lose it when we see dishes piled on the counter because "someone" didn't empty the dishwasher...

I've been there. And I had to admit this wasn't indicative of a mature meditation practice... just sayin'... so I did a lot of reflecting, a lot of seeking, and a lot of studying.

Here's what I've learned over the years...

A mature meditation practice is about how you live your life.
A mature meditation practice is taking everything you are learning
when you sit in meditation and applying it to your life.

A mature practice is feeling calm even as the barking dog, the police sirens, or the blaring TV become the soundtrack for your meditation. A mature practice is noticing the dishes, the traffic, or the sullen teenager and solving the problem without all the emotional drama, blame and shame. 

A mature practice is denoted by calm, compassion, joy and humor...
and the clarity to solve problems.

The purpose of this six-part series is to give you the tools, insights and knowledge you'll need to "bump it up" and mature your Meditation Practice.

Each workshop, or series, includes teachings, techniques, and practice-time designed to advance your meditation practice to the next level so you can go deeper--to the place where real transformation happens. I think this is the most important journey of our lifetime -- the journey inward. I'm delighted to share it with you. 

Here's the schedule!

#1    BEGINNING     Find joy in meditating.
                                           January 20 9:00 - 3:30
                                           Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
                                           6 week series Jan 18 - Feb 22

#2     KARMA           Chakras. Karma. & You. 
                                           March 24 9:00 - 3:30pm
                                           Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
                                           5 week series April 12 - May 17  No class May 3

#3     THOUGHT       Monkey Mind. Empty Mind. Err?!
                                           May 19  9:00 - 3:30
                                           June 9   9:00 - 3:30

#4      EMOTION        There's Nothing Wrong With You.
                                            July 14  9:00 - 1:30
                                            July 28  9:00 - 1:30             

#5      BALANCE        Lay Your Burden Down
                                            Sept 15 9:00 - 1:30
                                            Sept 22  9:00 - 1:30

#6       SPIRITUAL      The Pathway Home
           MATURITY              Oregon Retreat  
                                            Nov 3 - 5
                                            Houston Day Retreat
                                            Nov 10   9:00 - 4:30
                                            Chicago Day Retreat
                                            Nov 17   9:00 - 4:30





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I just now completed the online meditation. I Love it!!! It's so much easier for me to follow the video than to follow written instructions. It's very comforting to have you lead it in your calm voice. And I can peek if I have questions about technique. Thank you, Caren, it works perfectly for me!!

- Peggy



If you are an Online Subscriber, this is an opportunity for you and I to meet in person. Bring your questions and I'll do my best to support you in learning how to mature and sustain your meditation practice. It's a chance to fill your cup as we take the time to personalize the techniques and teachings for you, your personality, and your lifestyle.
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