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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.05


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.05


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Introduction to Meditation
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    2018.01.05

    Introduction to Meditation

    6 Fridays
    Beginning January 5, 2018
    11:30am to 12:30pm

    If you’ve wanted to learn how to meditate but don’t know where to start, or if you’d like to receive some instruction and experience the benefits of sitting with a group, please join us for this introductory class on meditation.

    Workshop Leader: Barbara Roberts & Colleen Vaughn
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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2018.01.06

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2018.01.06

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.12


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    2018.01.12


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Introduction to Meditation
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    2018.01.12

    Introduction to Meditation

    6 Fridays
    Beginning January 5, 2018
    11:30am to 12:30pm

    If you’ve wanted to learn how to meditate but don’t know where to start, or if you’d like to receive some instruction and experience the benefits of sitting with a group, please join us for this introductory class on meditation.

    Workshop Leader: Barbara Roberts & Colleen Vaughn
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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2018.01.13

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
  • 1:00-5:00pm An Afternoon of Mindfulness
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2018.01.13

    Workshop Leader: John Blackburn
    September 16 1:00-5:00pm

    Take the afternoon off.  Rest the body, rest the mind, and connect to what is real and true in the present moment.  Spend four hours with admirable friends as we step out of the busyness of our lives, refresh and renew ourselves, and open our hearts.  Our activities will include Guided Meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation and a Dharma talk.

    Meditation experience is not required.  There is no charge to attend, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Center.

    Eating only a light lunch will help you stay alert during the periods of sitting meditation.

    Comfortable chairs are provided.  If you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own blankets and zafus.

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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.19


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Introduction to Meditation
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    2018.01.19

    Introduction to Meditation

    6 Fridays
    Beginning January 5, 2018
    11:30am to 12:30pm

    If you’ve wanted to learn how to meditate but don’t know where to start, or if you’d like to receive some instruction and experience the benefits of sitting with a group, please join us for this introductory class on meditation.

    Workshop Leader: Barbara Roberts & Colleen Vaughn
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  • 9:00am-10:00am – Centering Prayer
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2018.01.20

    Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method

    Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method of leaving aside external concerns, discontinuing the incessant internal dialogue, and signaling our alert receptivity to the Divine Presence already dwelling within.

    From the Great Silence of the Hebrew scripture to the Prayer in Secret of the Sermon on the Mount to the union with the Divine Indwelling of the 4th-century Desert Fathers and Mothers, some form of the contemplative practice we now call Centering Prayer has been with us. Join us as we learn to use this ancient practice to deeper and enrich our spiritual lives.

    Workshop Leader: Edward Groody
  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2018.01.20

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.26


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Introduction to Meditation
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    2018.01.26

    Introduction to Meditation

    6 Fridays
    Beginning January 5, 2018
    11:30am to 12:30pm

    If you’ve wanted to learn how to meditate but don’t know where to start, or if you’d like to receive some instruction and experience the benefits of sitting with a group, please join us for this introductory class on meditation.

    Workshop Leader: Barbara Roberts & Colleen Vaughn
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  • 9:00am-10:00am – Centering Prayer
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2018.01.27

    Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method

    Learn about, explore, and practice this ancient method of leaving aside external concerns, discontinuing the incessant internal dialogue, and signaling our alert receptivity to the Divine Presence already dwelling within.

    From the Great Silence of the Hebrew scripture to the Prayer in Secret of the Sermon on the Mount to the union with the Divine Indwelling of the 4th-century Desert Fathers and Mothers, some form of the contemplative practice we now call Centering Prayer has been with us. Join us as we learn to use this ancient practice to deeper and enrich our spiritual lives.

    Workshop Leader: Edward Groody
  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2018.01.27

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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