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.
anuary 20 9:00 - 3:30
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
6 week series Jan 18 - Feb 22
#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