Meditation

Shamatha – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

To bring the mind to rest in a relaxed state

12 – Week Virtual Course

Upcoming Course Begins Monday, March 7th – May 30th  

Wisdom & Compassion Series

Whether you are new to meditation or seeking to deepen your practice, this course will help you increase your mindfulness. The focus of the course is on the Buddha’s presentation of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. These teachings are foundational instructions on the path of meditation given by directly by the Buddha to his students nearly 3,000 years ago and continue to be taught right up into the present throughout all schools of Buddhism.

Mindfulness is the basis for all meditative practices. When one cultivates mindfulness as a daily practice the mind and body become less restless, negative thoughts begin to dissipate and our mood will naturally boost. During this course we will meditate on the Buddha’s instructions on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness come from a teaching of the Buddha called the Satipatthana. Satipatthana is the establishment or the arousing of mindfulness. In the Satipatthana, the Buddha teaches that a meditator should be mindful of the body, the feelings or sensations of the body, the mind and the phenomena the mind encounters. These are the Four Foundations upon which we will build our mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness is the basic ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing. Overtime we will become more calm and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us or inside of us. While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through study and practice. Attending a weekly class is a great way to establish a practice and or strengthen an existing one. By attending a class, we can draw on the support of a group and we are more likely to hold ourselves accountable and thus create a healthy habit.

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Bryson

Your Teacher

Bryson will lead the class over the course of an eight-week period, meeting once a week; each week building upon the previous lesson. This course is designed to take students step-by-step through a series of progressive meditation techniques.

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Details

Next Course Beginning 3/7/22

Monday evenings: 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom

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All students and all levels of mediation experience are welcome!

Pricing

$208 – 12 Weeks

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